Muslim netizens from far and large have been condemning South Korean tv music channel Mnet on-line and demanding an apology after it allegedly sampled and remixed the adhan (Islamic name to prayer) on its new dance competitors program, Road Girl Fighter.
Hosted by Kpop singer Kang Daniel, Road Girl Fighter is a dance survival present that options eight all-female dance crews competing to be one of the best in South Korea. Netizens accused Mnet of utilizing a remixed model of the adhan, which might be faintly heard in an intro of the present’s current episode, as identified within the video under:
I would like yall on elevating consciousness on a really controversial matter about mnet’s enhancing.
In Road Girl fighter Mnet determined to make use of Adhan as an intro [from 00:57 – 1:40]@MnetKR pic.twitter.com/8UR0knE3Yz
— 717 (@luotianguo) September 4, 2021
Whereas the #MnetApologize hashtag has trended internationally as Muslims world wide voiced their displeasure, Indonesian netizens got here up with #AdzanBukanMainan (adhan isn’t one thing to be toyed with), which has topped the nation’s trending matters checklist on Twitter right now.
Many netizens posted edited images of Mnet’s headquarters being engulfed in fireplace, together with threatening memes that includes their Kpop idols.
— madison | kinda ia (@madimilkita) September 9, 2021
— 🦊ristii || SUNSUNOO (@ristipus0412) September 9, 2021
Following the controversy, Mnet issued a public apology in Korean and English.
The TV station, which has broadcasted quite a few standard expertise survival exhibits corresponding to Unpretty Rapstar and the Produce 101 collection, claimed that the tune used within the controversial opening is an formally registered monitor and was taken from an official streaming web site. Mnet stated it “didn’t maintain another intentions,” including that it’ll change the tune earlier than reuploading the video.
The tune itself was launched in 2010 by English band Losers, underneath the title Azan. The alt-rock/digital trio has so far largely escaped the brunt of the outrage and has not issued any statements concerning the controversy.
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