K-pop star Goo Hara was found dead in her home on November 24. She had been subjected to vicious attacks online about her relationships with men, local media said. Photo: Handout

K-pop deaths renew focus on cyber bullying of young stars and lack of punishment

  • The deaths of K-pop stars Goo Hara and Sulli, both subjects of vicious online attacks, have brought cyber bullying in South Korea into sharp focus
  • Member of parliament Park Sun-sook wants it possible for anyone to ask web portals to take down malicious or blatantly false comments
Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

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K-pop star Goo Hara was found dead in her home on November 24. She had been subjected to vicious attacks online about her relationships with men, local media said. Photo: Handout
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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
Opinion

Opinion

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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