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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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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Translated message from South Korean singer and TV personality Jung Joon-young’s chat group conversations show the singer talking about rape, drugging women and filming them without their consent.

‘You raped her’: Jung Joon-young and Seungri’s texts about sharing sex videos

  • Jung Joon-young’s group chat includes discussions of rape, drugging women and having sex with women who are being filmed without their consent
  • K-pop stars Seungri, Yong Jun-hyung and Choi Jong-hoon are also members of the chat group
Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

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Translated message from South Korean singer and TV personality Jung Joon-young’s chat group conversations show the singer talking about rape, drugging women and filming them without their consent.
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