It’s Okay To Not Be Okay plagiarised late Jonghyun’s letter? Kim Soo Hyun & Seo Ye Ji starrer faces accusation

It’s Okay To Not Be Okay has been accused of plagiarism. Viewers of the show pointed out that a dialogue delivered by Seo Ye Ji in the premiere episode is similar to late Jonghyun’s letter.
It’s Okay To Not Be Okay plagiarised late Jonghyun’s letter? Kim Soo Hyun & Seo Ye Ji starrer faces accusationIt’s Okay To Not Be Okay plagiarised late Jonghyun’s letter? Kim Soo Hyun & Seo Ye Ji starrer faces accusation

As fans prepare to watch the fifth episode of It’s Okay To Not Be Okay, the makers have found themselves mired with a second controversy. Earlier this week, we reported that the show made the news for its bold content. Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC) has received over 50 complaints up until Monday. Now, It’s Okay To Not Be Okay has been accused of plagiarising a letter penned by late Jonghyun to his beloved fans at a solo concert.  

As reported by Korean publication Insight, viewers of the show pointed out that the makers seem to have plagiarised the late singer's note in the first episode, aired on June 20, of It’s Okay To Not Be Okay. For those who have watched it and wonder which scene is in the discussion, let us help you out. In the second episode, Moon Gang Tae (Kim Soo Hyun) crosses paths with Go Moon Young (Seo Ye Ji) in the garden. 

The on-screen author is seen smoking in a no-smoking area. The caregiver requests the writer to put off the cigarette. During the instance, Go Moon Young says, "Do you believe in fate? Fate is nothing special. If you appear when I need you, that’s fate." The interaction left viewers pointing out the eerie similarities with the letter Jonghyun penned. In his letter, he wrote, "So what I’m saying is… I don’t think fate is anything special. What we are is fate." 

The international publication reports the resemblance has left fans accusing the makers of plagiarism on SNS (the social media platform in Korea). However, a few have defended the show suggesting it could be mere coincidence. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Just because the wording is similar it cant be considered as plagiarism. Becuase ultimate it has different meanings that is depending on context.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

That quote is not the same at all. I think the writing is brilliant on this show. There are many quotes relating to fate and it's different meanings to different people. I'm okay with it.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

I don't think it's plagiarism if it's similar and not exact words.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

These people are sooo messed up. It's no big deal! Be grateful that the drama is tackling a subject that you don't want to face. Remember that these bashers were also the reason why those idols passed away. Get real please.

Anonymous 1 month ago

First of all Fate wasn't a word owned by Jonghyun. 2nd I thought its a word to word copy and I was wrong I came to know after reading the article. 3rd you aint angry for plaigarism you might be angry of the fact the this drama in ur feed comes when the lines the searched. That's coz of the stacking up concept. Its the use of ML & AI in managing pages of Google. JONGHYUN is no more but dnt u think its funny how u guys stir up things. I guess Jonghyun, Sulli they all left this beautiful world coz u guys were so nosy about everything. Now u will discourage the people related to this drama later if a staff gets depressed u will play the angel role in social medias saying. DEPRESSION IS REAL ASK FOR HELP. i mean wth...

Anonymous 1 month ago

You guys are really finding everything to be mad about SMH

Anonymous 1 month ago

why do ppl get mad over everything like its not that bad

Anonymous 1 month ago

Not a big deal....

Anonymous 1 month ago

Oh well it's okay to use Jonghyun's words yes but they could give credit. When you search for this sentence, Jonghyun's letter used to be shown, and now this series is showning. We're just trying to protect he's words . The Shawols are not an exaggerating community like the others. We avoid unnecessary things.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Oh well it's okay to use Jonghyun's words yes but they could give credit. When you search for this sentence, Jonghyun's letter used to be shown, and now this series is showning. We're just trying to protect he's words . The Shawols are not an exaggerating community like the others. We avoid unnecessary things.

Anonymous 1 month ago

I don’t believe it was plagiarism. I believe although it may appear to be similar, fate has been the topic of many stories, poems and prose. There is not patent on “fate”. I believe the Korean k-pop fans are doling out guilt where it doesn’t belong. They should look in the mirror and quit being so hard on their celebrities. Yes, different culture but do they realize the blood that is on their hands when they dole out all this crap. Enough already. Can’t you just enjoy a show that is actually bold in that it is shining a light on mental illnesses, etc. They are daring to touch a subject area and are doing it in a manner that sheds some light on those that have mental illnesses and those that deal with those with mental illnesses whether it be a family member or actual care givers or mental institution workers. Give them a break and grow up.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Was the contents of Jonghyun's letter patented? Are we not allowed to quote beautiful phrases or messages anywhere? Jonghyun should be flattered because he will be remembered for this. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. It's Okay to Not Be Okay, good job!

Anonymous 1 month ago

I don't see how they plagiarized. The script didn't say everything word for word what was written by Jonghyun. I believe this drama is addressing a problem most ppl aren't used to. It's a great drama. And it's prob a coincidence that the script was written like that.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Are they saying the word "fate" is owned by Jonghyun? I understand that you missed your idol but there's nothing similar with the wording. Man, crazy people need to stop barking at the wrong tree.

Anonymous 1 month ago

True enough the lines are not that special anybody can say it exactly like that. Why bother now . I love the series it's the best so far for those who have issues then don't watch simple ok.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Plagiarism is when you use the exact word/words and claiming it as your own.. It may seem that it's similar maybe because the context is the same. Many people think alike

Anonymous 1 month ago

This haters had to get a job and get a life and by the way grow up too

Anonymous 1 month ago

Some people these days have nothing better to do than whinge and complain. "Get a Life" and let the rest of us enjoy this brilliant show!!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Words are meant to be used. I don't see it as plagiarism if it was indeed inspired by Jonghyun words. I see as borrowing or referencing art from a great artist.

Anonymous 1 month ago

I suppose I can see why they are upset but, the use of saying that fate is a special thing isn’t owned by Jonghyun. Besides the lines aren’t even that similar. I thought that it was word for word, but apparently it’s not. I hope that the actors aren’t discouraged by this. People need to stop finding things to get mad over.

Anonymous 1 month ago

I really don't understand why there's people who can't appreciate sensible drama. We are here to watch and criticize but they're the one who spend lots of effort and precious time to give viewers entertainment. Avoid being judgmental coz it's only shows hypocrisy.

Anonymous 1 month ago

you that is shouting non shawols aren't you tired of yourself,it is because of too much involvement in things that don't matter that make your "idols " go to drastic measures. Just enjoy the flow of the movie

Anonymous 1 month ago

Exactly

Anonymous 1 month ago

OMG.. I hate Netizens.. they are so annoying

Anonymous 1 month ago

Go! why mind these complains...

Anonymous 1 month ago

Every saying becomes popular to many, I respect Jonghyun but how can the fans be sure that he didn't learned that from some other person, if there is a resemblance from his note it probably was a pure coincidence that the show producers didn't know, Just think of it how can they steal something from a person who has already passed away.

Anonymous 1 month ago

A Drama still a drama,, If it's true that this drama was a similar to the letter of jonghyun, so what's the problem???? Many drama are similarity,, specially the life of human,. If you don't like the drama even who is the character ,,,,DON'T WATCH.

Anonymous 1 month ago

What with this people, so what other people say or think, you cant say or think it also.? I am an avid fan of korean drama, but stop being so sofiscated in anyway... The world we live in is not a fantasy.. Drama is drama, stop making non-sense remarks on everything.

Anonymous 1 month ago

I believed its just a coincidence. I don’t see much similarities in it. People stop hating and focus on the main plot of the drama. I loved it do far and will support the drama. Can’t wait til 4th of July to watch it.

Anonymous 1 month ago

If we knew who were the ones who complaint about this whole nonsense, we'd make their lives like hell. Why cant everyone just enjoy the show or any show without any problems. Damn losers

Anonymous 1 month ago

Its a very common saying... My sister once said me this. This is just a coincidence.

Anonymous 1 month ago

The next episode comes out tomorrow which will make this a very special July 4th.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Respect this new drama....it's cool and interesting so to hell with haters

Anonymous 1 month ago

Here this drama trying to tell people the importance of acceptance and how people with trauma and nightmares have to go through n number of fears in their life and how they loose hope.... This is the thing people need to knw now a days... But some shallow people only want to spread negativity no matter wt..

Anonymous 1 month ago

yeah, it has something to do with fate but i dont see any similarity. There very different, fate is the only word in common. i love love the show, i think those are just haters...

Anonymous 1 month ago

Im sorry but such common lines doesn't particularly mean it was plagiarised. People think too much, criticise too much, and complaints too much. Why not just enjoy the drama and "actually" try to understand the story and its message.

Anonymous 1 month ago

hahahha what am i reading rn:') This drama is so perfect and amazing!!!..just don't ruin it for this ridiculous reason gais

Anonymous 1 month ago

very OA fans... it's a very common line like anyone could say it.

Anonymous 1 month ago

This is a sensitive drama which makes sense. A dialogue on fate is very common. Simple similarities in what is a generally said statement does not make it a plagiarism. Why are haters trying to shred an honest and beautiful drama? If you do not like it do not watch it. Do not target other actors just because you do not like them. -_-

Anonymous 1 month ago

Non shawols shut up and go back to your holes!!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Rediculious people

Anonymous 1 month ago

Ok if I tell honesty is a best policy whichwas said my someone great is that plagiarism I can't believe people these days like I guess since they are quarantined they have no other work I guess whatever it a habitual truth can be told by anyone. Stop it people don't watch of you don't want to

Anonymous 1 month ago

I think it's not..But If plagiarized then I see nothing wrong people will remember late Jonghyun bcoz of the drama

Anonymous 1 month ago

You are right

Anonymous 1 month ago

You are right

Anonymous 1 month ago

It so ridiculous. Imagine thinking only your freakin oppa said that sentence in this universe for over 10000 years human have exist

Anonymous 1 month ago

hey! you don't need to add "freakin" if you're referring to Jonghyun!

Anonymous 1 month ago

^^bold of you to call them an idiot when you can't even spell a word as simple as "go". It's literally 2 letters. Even if the words are more similar in Korean than in English, it's not some revolutionary statement that couldn't have been thought of by anyone else. Think before you call others idiots.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Do to hell idiot, do you know that in korean they used the same sentences although they translated it differently and also do you know what kind of a meaning it has for shawols? If your not one SHUT UP!!!

Anonymous 1 month ago

There's absolutely nothing people to complain about ... its just a saying that has a lot of similarity and that's it Lets not sabotage this amazing drama

Anonymous 1 month ago

Its a very common dialogue which can be delivered by any one

Anonymous 1 month ago

So true it just a common word. Don't ruin this wonderful drama. We like it the way it is.

Anonymous 1 month ago

True

Anonymous 1 month ago

Some people will complain about anything! Ridiculous.

Anonymous 1 month ago

True

Anonymous 1 month ago

True

Anonymous 1 month ago

That’s how it is they make noise so people will be intrigued and you ended up watching the movie so just Let It Be watch it if you like good movies that’s all

Anonymous 1 month ago

Very true some people are just very jobless instead of enjoying the storyline of the drama it's only baseless complaint u are stressing yourselves for geez

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