Monday, January 15, 2018

Ang madilim na bahagi ng pagiging isang K-Pop star

Jonghyun, the lead singer of top South Korean boy band SHINee 
For a lot of the music trends in K-Pop, they typically get their influence from the West and most often what famous American artist is leading the industry.

Bit of Korean history before Japan was an empire, ruling over dozens of nations Including, Korea This was the era of colonialism.

But when World War II was over Japan pulled back from the peninsula and Korea got split into two, and US military came over to South, and they abandoned everything from Japan who bullied them and embraced American pop culture.

One of the first and influential music production and talent agency in Korea, milked money out of young fresh stars treating them like slaves, under bad contracts.

Most of these singers have been underpaid and controlled by harsh rules that largely ignores fundamental human rights this gets way worse especially if the subject is an apprentice singer, they can be as young as 14 or 16.

Group members are living together in tiny dormitories, not what you expect on these pop star and they are encouraged to go on extreme diets and when dieting is not enough stars are urged into cosmetics surgeries.

Source: YouTube by TheTalko

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