[Reporter Kim So-yeon of Daily Economy Star Today]
Chosun University has tentatively concluded with plagiarism on singer Hong Jin-young’s master’s thesis, and gets off at ‘It’s Glad if You Don’t Fight’.
On the 15th, MBC’s entertainment program ‘It’s Glad if You Don’t Fight’ official, said on Maeil Business Daily Star Today, “Hong Jin-young will get off.” The official added, “There will be some changes in the cast in the future.”
Hong Jin-young appeared on the broadcast until the broadcast on the 21st of last month, but was completely edited from the broadcast on the 28th. The face did not appear on the screen, except her vocie several times while watching the video.
On the 5th of last month, Hong Jin-young’s master’s thesis ‘plans for overseas export of Korean Wave cultural contents’ showed a 74% plagiarism rate as a result of a ‘copy killer’ test that checks for plagiarism, and was suspected of plagiarism.
In response, Hong Jin-young refuted that it was “quotation, not plagiarism.” She said that he would return her master’s and doctoral degrees, saying, “It’s only frustrating and upset to see.”
The Chosun University Graduate Committee held a meeting on the 13th of last month and requested the Research Integrity Committee under the University Research Ethics Institute to investigate whether Hong Jin-young’s master’s thesis constitutes plagiarism. As a result of the investigation, the Chosun University side concluded a tentative conclusion with plagiarism. The final conclusion is expected to come from the Graduate School Committee on the 23rd.
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