A portrait of late K-pop star Goo Hara is seen at a memorial altar at a hospital in Seoul on November 25. Photo: STR/Dong-A Ilbo/AFP
Anson Au
Opinion

Opinion

Anson Au

K-pop deaths show East Asia must end the stigma, and the solitude, that surrounds mental health

  • The deaths of Goo Hara and Sulli reveal signs of a deep mental health crisis in East Asia that isn’t talked about enough. To combat it requires more community outreach and specialised resources for reaching specific groups

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A portrait of late K-pop star Goo Hara is seen at a memorial altar at a hospital in Seoul on November 25. Photo: STR/Dong-A Ilbo/AFP
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The tragic death of K-pop star Goo Hara highlights the immense pressure felt by Korean stars, and that much more support could be given to them by the K-pop music industry.
Adam Wright
Opinion

Opinion

Adam Wright

K-pop deaths of Goo Hara, Sulli and Jonghyun leave industry with blood on its hands

  • To have three celebrities from the same industry, in the same country, die in less than two years shows that something has gone tragically wrong
  • Pressure placed on singers and performers by K-pop industry, and lack of mental health support, has reaped a devastating cost

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The tragic death of K-pop star Goo Hara highlights the immense pressure felt by Korean stars, and that much more support could be given to them by the K-pop music industry.
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