MBC's 2016 DMC Festival was recently held this past weekend and by all accounts, it was a spectacular event which included an all-star performance of Super Junior's "Sorry Sorry" that featured Leeteuk, BTS, G-Friend, and TWICE. However, allegations have arisen that the choreography for that "Sorry Sorry" performance may have been taken - without permission - from Monsta X.
Just recently, Wonho revealed on the group's V-app broadcast that the DMC Festival "Sorry, Sorry" choreography was apparently taken from Monsta X without their permission. When the group asked MBC what had happened, the network allegedly told them that the choreography was cool, so it handed it off to the other groups to perform.
Here's a translation of Monsta X's broadcast:
For those who are unaware of what's happening, back in July, Monsta X performed a cover of "Sorry, Sorry" at MBC's Korea Music Wave event in Japan, and it included some special choreography created by the group just for the song. However, the group's performance was cut due to "time constraints" and fancams were the only source of footage.
Here's footage of Monsta X's performance featuring the alleged stolen choreography in question:
monsta x made this sorry sorry choreo & supposed to perform it @ DMC
BUT IT WAS STOLEN FOR OTHERS TO PERFORM AT DMCpic.twitter.com/vxlqsrWGez
— tína #FIGHTER (@wonho__) October 9, 2016
And here is footage of the "Sorry, Sorry" performance at the 2016 DMC Festival, which contains the alleged plagarised choreography:
Needless to say, Monsta X fans - and K-pop fans in general - aren't too happy about this and have taken to social media to voice their displeasure, causing the hashtag #MONSTAXDESERVEBETTER to trend:
At the time of writing, MBC have yet to respond to all these allegations. Hopefully this situation will be resolved soon.