‘You Who Came From the Stars’ is Suspected of Plagiarism
SBS and the drama production company strongly denied that the drama You Who Came From the Stars has been plagiarized from a Korean comic book series.
In a phone conversation with Newsen, a rep from SBS said, “We had no idea that there was such a comic book. We are in the process of checking up on more information regarding this situation.”
HB Entertainment, the drama production company, also stated, “This is a total nonsense. The character from the comic book series is a human, but ‘Do Min Joon’ from the drama is an alien. The drama writer Park Ji Eun has never even read the comic books and she has been preparing for the drama for a long time.”
“We will be releasing an official statement soon,” continued the rep from HB Entertainment. “If this gets more serious, we might take this matter to the court for defamation.”
On December 20, a well-known comic book writer Kang Kyung Ok posted on her blog that You Who Came From the Stars is similar to her comic book series, ‘Seol Hee’, spreading the suspicion of plagiarism.
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