When performing on stage, K-pop acts such as Red Velvet are hyper-sexualised, wearing skimpy clothes and dancing provocatively. Yet off-stage they present a squeaky-clean image.
Korea Times
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Korea Times

What K-pop sex-and-drug scandals say about the dark reality that belies South Korea’s conservative values

  • K-pop stars’ squeaky clean image and raunchy performances have always been incongruous, and are increasingly out of sync with the modern world
  • Recent scandals reflect not only the dark side of the music industry, but of South Korea too

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When performing on stage, K-pop acts such as Red Velvet are hyper-sexualised, wearing skimpy clothes and dancing provocatively. Yet off-stage they present a squeaky-clean image.
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