One of latest chinese drama, Who Rules the World, accused of plagiarism and injuring the animals appearing in it. Netizens China shows the similarity of the drama’s plot with Royal Nirvana (2019).
Both Chinese dramas tell the story of a prince who gets caught up in court politics and doesn’t like his father. Who Rules the World and Royal Nirvana also tell of deception. Netizens highlighted the similarities in the dialogue in the two dramas.
Who Rules the World and Royal Nirvana are adaptations of different novels. Who Rules the World is an adaptation of Qie Shi Tian Xia’s novel, while Royal Nirvana is an adaptation of a novel with a similar title by Xue Man Liang Yuan.
Therefore, as reported The Straits Times on Tuesday (3/5), accusations of plagiarism were directed against the playwright Who Rules the World, not the novel’s author.
The author of the novel Who Rules the World Qing Linyue opened her voice regarding the accusation of plagiarism on Weibo on Monday (2/5). He said he was not involved in the production of the drama at all.
“I did not participate in the production of the drama and have not watched it. I do not know the truth of this matter but I can confirm that the novel is not the result of plagiarism.”
Qing Lingyue also said that the novel had been written since 2004 and that no one had ever accused the novel of being plagiarized in the past 18 years.
In addition to the issue of plagiarism, Who Rules the World is also accused of injuring animals that appear in the drama.
In one of the latest episodes, a horse is seen galloping and falling headfirst to the ground. Netizens immediately highlighted this and judged the horse to be injured.
The drama stunt horse trainer opened his voice and denied the netizen’s accusations. Through a video upload, he brought the horse named Ferrari out as proof that the horse was alive and well.
He also claims there is a thick layer of sand to protect the horse from falling and has been doing months of special training.
However, netizens remain skeptical that the horse was not injured at all during the filming of the drama.
Who Rules the World is the latest Chinese drama starring Yang Yang and Zhao Lusi. The 40-episode drama can be watched on WeTV and airs on Netflix on May 7.