Goo Hara. The K-pop singer’s death has prompted renewed talk about the dark side of the Korean pop music industry, and the pressure that entertainers, especially female stars, face.

What K-pop singer Goo Hara’s death tells us about the pressure faced by female Korean musical stars

  • Goo’s death came less than two months after that of Choi Jin-ri, or Sulli, another K-pop star
  • Both Goo and Choi faced harassment from the public and media throughout their careers, which took a toll on their mental health
Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

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Goo Hara. The K-pop singer’s death has prompted renewed talk about the dark side of the Korean pop music industry, and the pressure that entertainers, especially female stars, face.
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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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