Fans & Netizens Upset As NCT Jeno Is Being Illegally Portrayed On Indonesian TV Series!
Fan-fiction is something that will always be prevalent for as long as celebrities exist. But what is the line between harmless stories and illegal activities?
NCTzens (the fandom name of NCT) were upset at an Indonesian TV series as the plot was taken from a novel named "Dikta and Hukum," a story that became popular as an 'AU' (aka alternate universe) fan-fiction of NCT, which originally was posted on Twitter.
Following this, NCT DREAM's Jeno trends as fans took to Twitter to share their disdain towards the aforementioned TV series.
Most of the NCT fans are upset at the Indonesian TV series and the novel's author, as they are using NCT Jeno's name without permission from the idol or from his label, SM Entertainment.
Furthermore, "Dikta and Hukum" uses the names of other NCT members (such as NCT Doyoung) but were later on changed by the author upon the publication of the novel.
Notably, NCT's Doyoung's character is the title character 'Dikta.' But although the other NCT members are now known as different characters in the story, NCT Jeno's name has been unchanged both in the novel and the TV series.
NCTzens are noting that NCT Jeno's name is both his real name and his brand as an artist. Thus, the 'illegal' use of his name might affect his brand and career. Due to this, fans took to Twitter to demand that NCT Jeno should get more respect.
Most NCTzens explain that NCT's Jeno, as an artist and a person, should be able to work and live due to his personality, talent, and many more, rather than being interpreted as a character on a TV show.
Both NCT Jeno and SM Entertainment have not yet released a statement regarding the matter.