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Old 19-12-2017, 02:48 PM   #638
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Another one joins club 27...

Lead singer of South Korean boy band Shinee dies

News reports say Kim Jong-hyun was unconscious when taken to hospital and suggest cause of death was suicide...

He was 27.

Inside the brutal world of K-pop
Young and talented wannabes are put through extensive training programmes run by labels to turn them into stars in the shortest time possible.

Once they've been signed up, musicians may find themselves under strict contracts governing their public and private behaviour, their weight, diet and workout regimes, and even who they can and cannot date. Many would-be singers have been offered loans for plastic surgery to correct minor faults before they're allowed to be pushed into the limelight.

Concerns have been raised over the exploitation of K-pop stars in the not-too-distant past - with girlband Nine Muses claiming in 2012 that they had to stick to the 'paper cup diet' - in which all their meals must fit inside a disposable cup - in order to keep their slim figures.
This kind of entertainment is, exploitative, abusive, shameful and disgusting and has nothing to do with real art. It's all about making money for a Satanic elite who control the commercial and fake entertainment industry.

He was plucked from obscurity by SM Entertainment at a high school concert while playing the bass guitar and was put into their high-intensity training programme before he had a chance to finish his education.

He once spoke of the pressure to perform well in front of music industry bods, telling one interviewer that when he didn't sing well at training camp, he would go upstairs to the deserted floors and cry out his frustration alone.


His worries were echoed in the final texts he sent his older sister, while begging her to 'let him go'.

"It's been really hard up until now. Send me off please," he told her. "Tell everyone I've suffered. This is my last greeting."

Jonghyun had mentioned his fears of letting people down in his suicide letter, which he sent best friend Nine9 - the singer of Korean band Dear Cloud - days before his last solo concert.

In it, he had spilled his heart out, telling her he felt "worthless" and "at fault" for his inner turmoil.
Horrific trolling over Jonghyun's LGBT rights stance
In 2013 Kim faced a wave of anger from far-right trolls who blasted his liberal views towards 'sexual minorities', as LGBT people are called in Korea.

He had publicly supported a bisexual trans student by using one of the student's handwritten posters as his Twitter profile picture, but quickly found himself under fire from ultra-conservative trolls.

But that didn't stop him from voicing his support for gay rights whenever he had the opportunity.

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