Bitto from Up10tion is one of four K-pop stars who have recently tested positive for coronavirus. The Korean music industry should not risk further cases in the busy year-end period. Photo: Top Media Bitto from Up10tion is one of four K-pop stars who have recently tested positive for coronavirus. The Korean music industry should not risk further cases in the busy year-end period. Photo: Top Media
Bitto from Up10tion is one of four K-pop stars who have recently tested positive for coronavirus. The Korean music industry should not risk further cases in the busy year-end period. Photo: Top Media
Tamar Herman
Opinion

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Tamar Herman

Covid-19 in K-pop: the industry must stop putting profits before its stars as Korea deals with latest outbreak

  • Four K-pop members recently tested positive for Covid-19, and many others have been tested
  • It’s time for the K-pop industry to wake up and stop risking the health of stars and fans for the sake of money

Bitto from Up10tion is one of four K-pop stars who have recently tested positive for coronavirus. The Korean music industry should not risk further cases in the busy year-end period. Photo: Top Media Bitto from Up10tion is one of four K-pop stars who have recently tested positive for coronavirus. The Korean music industry should not risk further cases in the busy year-end period. Photo: Top Media
Bitto from Up10tion is one of four K-pop stars who have recently tested positive for coronavirus. The Korean music industry should not risk further cases in the busy year-end period. Photo: Top Media
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Tamar Herman

Tamar Herman

Tamar joined SCMP in 2020 after years of covering K-pop and related content for outlets such as Billboard, Forbes, and NBC News. She released her first book, "BTS: Blood, Sweat & Tears," in August 2020, and can be seen in the K-pop episode of Vox’s Explained on Netflix.