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WION Fineprint | The dark side of South Korea's entertainment industry

Sep 07, 2022

WION Fineprint | The dark side of South Korea's entertainment industry

The sudden death of

South

Korea

n actress Yoo Joo Eun has rocked the country. The 27-year-old died by suicide. In a note she left, she described her job as both a blessing and a curse at the age of 21. Since then she has acted in several films. in her suicide note she talked about how much she wanted to act she called the job a part of her but according to her life life wasn't easy yuju yoon is not the first

korea

n superstar to succumb to the pressures of the

south

korea

n

entertainment

industry

and that brings us to the

dark

side

of this

industry

. it has never been easy being a celebrity but it is especially difficult being a

south

korea

n pop star behind the well choreographed music videos dubbing fashionable clothes dance routines there is a life full of victims exploitation online bullying and even depression

entertainment

and controversy always went Hand in hand, the

industry

is fraught with scandals of exploitation and sexual harassment.
wion fineprint the dark side of south korea s entertainment industry
The suicide cases of

Korea

n stars Gohara and Suli showed a light on that

dark

side

. both guru and choi have faced extensive cyberbullying and sexual harassment and it has taken a toll on their mental health. gujarat was also struggling with a sex video scandal this time fame in

south

korea

is often like a punishment most stars are on a tight leash people willingly sign up for it in fact they train specifically for this grueling

industry

the exploitation starts when they are still children take parents their children especially schools, the hope is to make them stars. There are currently thousands of such schools in

South

Korea

.
wion fineprint the dark side of south korea s entertainment industry
These teenagers then train for years to break into the

industry

. They focus on improving their singing and dancing skills while dealing with unrealistic body standards. It's almost like a celebrity factory - talent is a commodity here and that brings us to

South

Korea

's suicide rate. The intense pressure is often too much for the young Suic. Ideas among the under-30s have surged during the pandemic, although

South

Korea

's overall suicide rate has fallen, leaving these stars buckled at the peak of their fame and unable to living up to the claim of being polished perfect ambassadors

south

korea

's

entertainment

industry

is lucrative k-dramas are all the rage right now, but it has come at a hefty price that young stars are paying with their mental health and sometimes their lives
wion fineprint the dark side of south korea s entertainment industry
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