News of former AOA member Mina’s bullying has led to other revelations from within K-pop. Photo: @kvwowv/Instagram
News of former AOA member Mina’s bullying has led to other revelations from within K-pop. Photo: @kvwowv/Instagram

K-pop bullying scandal – AOA’s Mina lifts lid on ‘10 years’ of emotional abuse, telling peers and fans: ‘Fight, don’t hold it in’

Revelations about the toxic inner workings of girl group AOA cast light on South Korea’s unhealthy and over-competitive band culture – singers are thrown together with strangers and groomed for success from an early age, and now fans call for emotional support for the bully as well as bullied

News of former AOA member Mina’s bullying has led to other revelations from within K-pop. Photo: @kvwowv/Instagram
News of former AOA member Mina’s bullying has led to other revelations from within K-pop. Photo: @kvwowv/Instagram
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