Looking at the dark side of K-pop
Fame and success come at a heavy price for these stars
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K-pop stars seem to embody perfection. They’re never seen without immaculately curated looks and dazzling smiles. They make millions and have armies of dedicated fans. However, the glamour is only surface level.
Record companies have reduced success to an exact science, and in some extreme cases this has seriously harmed the mental and physical health of beloved pop stars. With numerous scandals relating to suicides, drugs, and anorexia surfacing in recent years, it’s becoming clear that there’s something wrong with the system. Click through the following gallery to learn more about the dark side of K-pop.
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