Somizi addresses allegations of stealing cooking show concept

Somizi addresses allegations of stealing cooking show concept

- Somizi has finally spoken out against the allegations leveled against him about his cooking show

- According to reports, the media personality allegedly stole the concept for his new show from someone else

- Somizi has refuted the accusation and explained his side of the hectic story

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Somizi Mhlongo has responded to the allegations that he stole the concept to his cooking show. Taking to social media, Somizi invites his friend Pearl Thusi and fans to ask him anything.

This is the first time that the Idols SA judge is openly speaking out after he was accused of stealing the concept of his cooking show from Hastings Moeng.

Somizi did not dent that he was approached by Hastings to do the show. The media personality explained that he was approached verbally by Hastings. He said that the reported email that Hastings sent was never opened.

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Somgaga said that he was approached by Hastings in 2013 but his proposal had no clear direction.

Somizi addresses allegations of stealing cooking show concept

Somizi has addressed allegations of stealing his cooking show concept. Image: @somizi/Instagram
Source: Instagram

Somz decided to not go ahead with the idea because he was already about to joint Idols SA as a judge.

According the Somizi, he was approached by Legend to do the TV show.

He said:

“I did not steal anybody’s concept and I will never claim I came up with an original concept”

Pearl Thusi then diverted the smoke away from Somizi by saying that Legend should be the one accused of stealing instead of Somizi.

Somizi then added that Hastings should have contacted him directly to resolve matter. The QnA was met with negative reactions from social media users.

Twitter user BuhleTheQueenIl said:

"I knew Somizi was a thief from the day he wore a dress with Feathers, Diamonds and sparkles that the child in that advert asked for. If he can steal an idea from a child. He's capable of everything. Bonang fela?"
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phume22 said:

"Let’s put aside the idea not being unique as you guys say, don’t you think the least Somizi could’ve done was to involve this guy in executing the show? Ethically, that is. I mean naming the show as the guy proposed is proof enough that he did take input from his proposal."

Briefly.co.za previously reported that Somizi Mhlongo was shaded hard for allegedly stealing ideas for his show. The popular reality show Dinner at Somizi's who has now come forward and put Somizi in the hotseat.

There are constantly allegations being thrown around the entertainment industry of people stealing ideas, song lyrics and even entire scripts. The entertainment world is nasty and everyone knows it.

Briefly.co.za learnt that a man has come forward to claim the idea and has extensive proof has been provided. Somizi and the producer have now been put on the spot to explain the matter.

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Hastings Moeng is the man who is allegedly the brains behind the juicy concept. He pitched the idea many times and it was literally taken from him without any recognition.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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