Mnet Responds To Claims That Idol School Video Plagiarized Japanese Advertisement

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Mnet Responds To Claims That Idol School Video Plagiarized Japanese Advertisement
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Mnet Responds To Claims That Idol School Video Plagiarized Japanese Advertisement

On July 4, Mnets Idol School responded to accusations that the programs promotional video plagiarized a Japanese advertisement.

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A source from the show commented, This is a program with a school setting, and the locations in a school where lots of participants can dance together are limited to spots such as the field, classrooms, hallways, roof, and gymnasium, and added that the water pouring down is a scene used often in media including movies.

Nam Bora’s beautiful younger sister will be joining Mnet’s Idol School
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Nam Bora’s beautiful younger sister will be joining Mnet’s Idol School

Actress Nam Boras younger sister Nam Sebin will be joining Mnets new competition Idol School.

Idol School is a new show that will document the training process of trainees before their official debut. It is accepting applicants from all over the world, even those without prior experience.

The program will help her officially make her debut in the idol world. Just like her older sister, Nam Sebin is full of talents and beauty.

One broadcast official mentioned what made Nam Sebin so special.

Super Junior's Heechul named the homeroom teacher for upcoming Mnet variety 'Idol School'!
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Super Junior's Heechul named the homeroom teacher for upcoming Mnet variety 'Idol School'!

Super Junior's Heechul has been named as the homeroom teacher for Mnet's upcoming variety show, 'Idol School'!

SEE ALSO: Seo Ji Hye and Heechul got into a fight the first time they met?

The show, set to premiere some time in July, will create an educational institution aimed solely for training female students to become girl group members. The students will participate in an 11-week program at the school, after which they'll take a graduation exam, and those with the highest scores get to debut in a new girl group immediately after, in the latter half of 2017.

Idol School Responds To Criticism About Sudden Elimination Rules
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Idol School Responds To Criticism About Sudden Elimination Rules

Idol School has released a statement regarding the sudden announcement that the lowest-ranking students will be eliminated from the school.

On July 21, Mnets Idol School said, The elimination wasnt decided on a limb. It was planned from the beginning. They added, The eight lowest ranking students will be eliminated on the fourth week. There will be more students eliminated in the future.

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On the July 20 broadcast of Idol School, the 40 students of the school were informed for the first time that the eight lowest ranking students will be eliminated in the fourth week. As this was the first time that this rule was introduced, it earned criticism from the viewers, especially as the show had said from the beginning that it wasnt focused on survival, but on growth.

Idol School Responds To Reports That Eliminated Students Have Decided Not To Continue Training
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Idol School Responds To Reports That Eliminated Students Have Decided Not To Continue Training

After “Idol School” eliminated eight students from the running for the show’s finalist girl group, it has been reported that many of those students have decided not to continue the training program.

In last week’s episode of Mnet’s “Idol School,” the bottom eight students were eliminated. The show later clarified that this meant they would remain in their idol training program but take on a new status as regular students without the chance to debut in this seasons finalist group.