Dark And Disturbing Things You Never Knew About K-Pop

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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    The foundations of K-pop music as we know it today were laid in the late '80s, when the South Korean government loosened censorship laws in an effort to modernize, but the Korean music wave didn't start making a splash on global shores until the 2010s, thanks in no small part to YouTube. According to a 2017 Bloomberg report, the worldwide K-pop industry is worth almost $5 billion, but this fame comes at a cost. It might be all shiny and happy on the surface, but K-pop has a disturbing dark side that artists are only now starting to expose. Brace yourself as we take a closer look at the underbelly of this entertainment industry...

    The slave contracts | 0:37
    Boot camp hell | 1:31
    Money woes | 2:38
    Worked to exhaustion | 3:10
    Plastic surgery pressures | 3:49
    Strict diets | 4:37
    The problem | 5:34
    Dangerous fans | 6:34
    Discrimination? | 7:07

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  • Nicki Swift

     (May 16, 2018)

    Has this changed your mind about the K-Pop industry? Why or why not?

  • Johun Nar

     (4 days ago)

    +joyowon1 ....Way to racistly stereotype South Koreans you idiotic buffoon. I can say this about every nationality. Lol, you uneducated clown.

  • isaac

     (Mar 11, 2019)

    dam for real? from the media koreans look so nice and respectful towrds others

  • Jennifer K Luckett

     (May 15, 2018)

    I like K-pop and this stuff makes me sad for this kids!😑

  • taylor redmond

     (1 day ago)

    Ew it’s Colby they have to start young and they can’t date most of the time the make both like exo. And a lot of them get molested.

  • Jain Manari

     (Jan 6, 2019)

    Learn some grammar maybe

  • Katie Kent

     (May 15, 2018)

    Anyone who’s been into kpop for more than a month knows all of this.

  • Finn Jake

     (6 days ago)

    +Kitty Chalalaa i knew it after becoming a fan for like 3 weeks lol

  • Finn Jake

     (6 days ago)

    Well said

  • JungKookie is a Cutie!

     (May 15, 2018)

    I Iove and adore K-POP but hearing about all this stuff makes me just so sad.. :(

  • KingMaximus

     (5 days ago)

    The whole play is made for money. It's all an act.

  • Marina

     (Feb 4, 2019)

    JungKookie is a Cutie! Quit supporting it then

  • Trinh Nguyen

     (May 16, 2018)

    No wonder the suicide rate is sooo high among South Korean artists. I heard a lot about this and reminds me of how artists are treated in TVB. You work hard for very little money. I feel very bad for them!This shows us what reality is behind all of that glamour and fame. They suffer so much in silence.

  • l hanberry

     (Feb 9, 2019)

    truth  cool, I see where your coming from. Over all I feel like where miss comminating here. Over all lets agree that the music industry and entertainment industry isn't the best no matter where your from.

  • Angel truth

     (Feb 9, 2019)

    +l hanberry American music isn't perfect either, colonialism issues and racism still exist in today's american music scene. Don't spread false rumors about me, i didn't said that, you understood it that way. Mental issues isn't a job, i hope dearly that the korean government will take this matter into account, and deal with it properly. And also kpop artist have a seven year contract, many switch from music to acting. People are envious of kpop popularity, they are hardworking talented artist, but sex...

  • Mr. Person Humanson

     (May 15, 2018)

    Why would someone go through all these just to become famous for a few year I'll never understand.

  • Jessa

     (Feb 13, 2019)

    +Frazzy holly wood is a hundred times worse! They do NOT want to partake in the shit they got goin on.

  • Kyle Miller

     (Feb 8, 2019)

    Heri Demsas everything you said minus the money. It beats a desk job for sure but the ratio the company takes is criminal. Hopefully they change some laws in korea or something cuz that’s insane.

  • EvilValenStrife

     (May 16, 2018)

    Correction: New K-Pop fans don't know about these things.I've been a K-Pop fan for well over a decade and I've seen these things.That's not to say that I'm not glad that it’s being discussed more though. It is a serious problem that only is going to continue if we stay silent.

  • SOX Shimoneta

     (Feb 22, 2019)

    I will add up, the countries they are competing against(Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Philippines, China, and Indonesia) have been in an active phase on slowing their terrible business practices in the entertainment industry(Ph, and Indo had no problems with it in the first place) meanwhile Korea still lies and keeps their twisted business practice of slave labor( they are 2nd tier Chinese cronies anyways) that China still does.

  • Destroyer Gaming

     (Dec 27, 2018)

    If K-pop doesn't exist, this kind of problems doesn't exist

  • Heri Demsas

     (May 16, 2018)

    Bts = views

  • Seretx3

     (Jan 7, 2019)

    +airsom aot Yeah right, I didn't realize that I used the word stan, I'll admit I don't stan a single group (I stopped stanning since I wouldn't get to know other artists and groups as long as I'm stanning a group. But I listen to Dean a lot though). Well everyone sees it differently. But I really wouldn't call myself a kpop fan if i would only listen to one or two groups, I think it's just not enough experience to say that I really know kpop.

  • airsom aot

     (Jan 7, 2019)

    But it still kpop. Usually people would say your not a kpop fan if you only stan one group since kpop isn't all about that group, but what if you stanned 14 different groups and artist doesn't that mean your no kpop fan either since it isn't all about those 14 artist. This is how i see it. Besides i only stan BTS but that doesn't mean i don't like kpop as a whole and not educated about different artist.

  • Blue Cordial

     (May 16, 2018)

    As a kpop fan I know most of us know all of this, it's pretty saddening but there is a possibility for a change because of it being public knowledge and there being outrage over it. Also Nicki Swift got most of their information from only one source

  • Javee

     (Dec 28, 2018)

    +Vivien Takacs BTS just started writing their own music. Don't let what you see on these so call reality shows cloud your judgement. They only show you what they want you to see. Recently within the last couple of years idols like BTS do have more control over what type of music they do but they do not have full control over it. They still must have approval. Their agency still pretty much control them and what they are allowed to do.

  • Origin Music

     (Oct 27, 2018)

    Vivien Takacs Real music is made out of art. Art is made as humanly possible. When the main vocal line is so saturated with cooked autotune, it strips away "that" human aspect in vocal skill. When the songwriting is so blatantly obvious just to sell, made by men in corporate uniforms, you take away the humanity in songwriting in favor for monetary gain.Let me say this, perhaps. No musician that does music for a living, or even part time, would even take K-pop seriously. I'll leave it at that.

  • Davi de Assis

     (May 15, 2018)

    Slave-Pop groups.

  • yeabsira solomon

     (Jan 7, 2019)

    u can call it but it hink for them its worth it...its their dream and also they love their fans

  • Hello Kitty

     (Jan 7, 2019)

    typicalist 130613 doesn't did, I like it