In Depth Report Reveals The Exact Trauma Every Idol Goes Through
1. Idols are contract workers
2. Payment Issues
“I have worked hard ever since I was a trainee, and I want to be able to receive love since we have lots of good songs and strong choreography.
It is my goal that we receive our first payment within 3 years.”
— Idol member “A”
— Entertainment Insider Official
3. 24 hours a day are not enough
“After I made my debut, there hasn’t been a day I’ve been able to rest comfortably. I don’t want to travel abroad, I want to be with my family and not have to think about anything and rest for a few days.
I went to Thailand and Japan for fan meetings but then I got on a plane and went straight back to Seoul.
I am envious when I hear that my friends who work normal jobs are able to travel abroad and play.”
— Idol member “B”
4. Just singing and dancing doesn’t cut it anymore
“Nowadays, when we debut singers from our company, we also put them through acting lessons.”
— Anonymous Idol Manager
5. The job takes a huge emotional toll
“I would like to see the public accept the fact that celebrities have their own emotions too.”
— Anonymous Public Relations Director
Source: Seoul Economy