Mnet Under Fire for Inserting BIGBANG G-Dragon’s Face on Seungri’s Body

During the Mnet program "TMI News," a video of BIGBANG member G-Dragons face edited over Seungri's body has made rounds and caused backlash among fans.

Keep on reading for all the details.

Mnet Under Fire for Editing BIGBANG G-Dragon's Face on Seungri's Body

On the Jun. 3 airing of Mnet's program "TMI News," BIGBANG member G-Dragon was featured as one of the idols who had to pay a high tuition amount during his time as a student.

G-Dragon's addition initially positively caught the fans' attention, but after seeing the video, many were enraged due to Mnet's editing.

(Photo : Mnet)

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In the video, Mnet makes use of a clip from BIGBANG's music video for "Sober." In the scene, Seungri is seen with money around him, falling from the air.

Though the music video initially shows Seungri, Mnet had taken the time to edit Seungri's head over the former BIGBANG member's body.

(Photo : BIGBANG YouTube Channel)

Many believe that Mnet had used these clips of Seungri and edited G-Dragon's head over it to exaggerate the latter's wealth. However, many believe that the staff could have easily found other photos and clips that could have shown off how rich the "CROOKED" singer actually is.

(Photo : Mnet)

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As Seungri had left YG Entertainment and announced his retirement from the entertainment industry, many were under the impression that using clips and photos that feature him would be little to none. Many believe that using another person's image and inserting someone's face is incredibly disrespectful, especially when one of the parties is currently involved in a legal battle.

Additionally, many believe that G-Dragon, who is known as the "King of K-pop," deserves to be respected no matter the relationship between YG Entertainment and Mnet.

Check out the video clip from "TMI News" here:

BIGBANG's Recent Activities

On Jan. 3, 2020, it was announced that BIGBANG would be performing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. However, the music festival was postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This performance would have marked their first one in three years.

(Photo : YG Entertainment)

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In Mar. 2020, despite reports stating that the members had plans of leaving the company, G-Dragon, Taeyang, Daesung, and T.O.P, renewed their contracts with YG Entertainment. At the time, it was announced that BIGBANG was preparing for a comeback, but it was eventually delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In Mar. 2019, Seungri took to Instagram to announced his retirement from the entertainment industry. On Mar. 13 of that year, it was announced that YG Entertainment and Seungri agreed to terminate his contract with the agency, signaling his departure from BIGBANG.

(Photo : NINE STARS (Wikimedia Commons))

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Written by Alexa Lewis

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