A man pays tribute at a memorial altar as he makes a call of condolence in honour of the K-pop star Goo Hara at the Seoul St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday. Photo: Reuters A man pays tribute at a memorial altar as he makes a call of condolence in honour of the K-pop star Goo Hara at the Seoul St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday. Photo: Reuters
A man pays tribute at a memorial altar as he makes a call of condolence in honour of the K-pop star Goo Hara at the Seoul St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday. Photo: Reuters

The dark side of being a K-pop star

  • The suicides of Goo Hara and Sulli just six weeks apart highlight pitfalls of entering the entertainment industry in South Korea, where exploitation is the norm

Topic |   K-pop idols
A man pays tribute at a memorial altar as he makes a call of condolence in honour of the K-pop star Goo Hara at the Seoul St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday. Photo: Reuters A man pays tribute at a memorial altar as he makes a call of condolence in honour of the K-pop star Goo Hara at the Seoul St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday. Photo: Reuters
A man pays tribute at a memorial altar as he makes a call of condolence in honour of the K-pop star Goo Hara at the Seoul St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday. Photo: Reuters
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