Produce 101 contestant Jang Won Chul apologizes for plagiarizing VIXX N's choreography
Brian Kim, March 16, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
'Produce 101' Season 2 contestant Jang Won Chul officially apologizes for using VIXX N's choreography in his intro video without crediting.
The trainee performed a beautiful dance for his 1-minute intro video. Unfortunately, the choreography looked very similar to 'VIXX LIVE FANTASIA ELYSIUM' concert. Fans noticed and accused Jang of stealing the dance created by N.
In response to the issue, HF Music Company, Jang's label, issued an official apology:
"We sincerely apologize for not paying careful attention to the 1-minute PR intro video we should've deeply cared for. We also believe that such a mistake is unacceptable."
They then proceded to list their wrongdoings:
"1. The choreography, which is a personal creation of VIXX's N, was used without credit.
2. We went forward without checking, despite being an entertainment agency that values the importance of copyright.
All of our employees will carefully check the details on copyrights and personal creation from now on, and make sure we don't repeat the same mistake again.
We once again apologize to Jellyfish Entertainment, VIXX's N, and all Starlights who were hurt by the issue. We also apologize to the producers of Mnet's 'Produce 101' Season 2. HF Music Company will make sure that such a disgraceful incident does not happen again."