Goo Hara’s death has led to a rethink of laws around revenge porn, sexual assault and rape in South Korea.

K-pop suicide sparks a reckoning on revenge porn, sexual assault and outdated attitudes in South Korea

  • A petition of a quarter of a million signatures was given to the South Korean president calling for changes to laws
  • South Korea’s laws on revenge porn, sexual assault and rape are outdated and need rewriting, says lawmaker Lee Jung-mi
Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

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Goo Hara’s death has led to a rethink of laws around revenge porn, sexual assault and rape in South Korea.
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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
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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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