There are huge mental and physical stresses on K-pop trainees to succeed, and, even for those lucky few who ‘make it’ – such as Jonghyun, formally of boy band SHINee – the pressure never relents. Photo: Handout
Misty Harber
Opinion

Opinion

Misty Harber

Are Jonghyun, Sulli and Goo Hara victims of the K-pop industry?

K-pop trainees go through rigorous preparation, lasting from 3 to 7 years before they appear on stage, during which time they spend 24 hours a day living with team members in a restricted environment

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There are huge mental and physical stresses on K-pop trainees to succeed, and, even for those lucky few who ‘make it’ – such as Jonghyun, formally of boy band SHINee – the pressure never relents. Photo: Handout
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