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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 shocked the country the 27-year-old committed suicide in a note she left behind she described her profession as both a blessing and a curse she made her screen debut in 2016 this was in she was 21 and since then she has starred in several movies on her suicide note. She talked about how much she wanted to act. She said that her profession was part of her. However, based on her way of living, that life was not easy. superstar to succumb to the pressures of the

South

Korea

n

entertainment

industry

and this brings us to the

dark

side

of this

industry

Being a celebrity has never been easy, but it is particularly difficult being a

South

Korea

n pop star behind the videos Well choreographed musicals Synchronized fashion clothes Dance routines There is a life of sacrifice Exploitation Online bullying and even depression

Entertainment

and controversy have always gone hand in hand The

industry

is full of scandals involving sexual exploitation and harassment Cases of suicide

korea

n stars gohara and suli showed a light on this

dark

side

both guru and choi faced extensive cyber bullying and sexual harassment and this affected their mental health gujarat was also battling a sex tape scandal this time stardom in

south

korea

it's often like a punishment, most stars are on a tight leash, people sign up for this from willingly in fact they train specially for this exhausting

industry

exploitation starts when they are just kids parents put their kids in special schools the hope is to make them stars there are currently thousands of such schools in

south

korea

these teenagers then they train for years to get into the

industry

they focus on honing their singing and dancing skills while dealing with unrealistic body standards it's almost like a celebrity factory talent here is a commodity and this leads us to the suicide rate In

South

Korea

, the intense pressure is often too much for suicidal youth.
wion fineprint the dark side of south korea s entertainment industry
Ideas among the under-30s have surged during the pandemic even though

South

Korea

's overall suicide rate has dropped, so at the height of their fame, these stars are collapsing, unable to live up to the demand to be perfect and polished ambassadors.

South

Korea

's

entertainment

industry

is lucrative. k dramas are all the rage right now but they have come at a heavy price that young stars are paying for this with their sanity and sometimes their lives.
wion fineprint the dark side of south korea s entertainment industry
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