Friday, December 27, 2019

Four For Friday - Blackmail

I remember back in the day when TLC gave an interview explaining how all three of them were broke despite selling so many records. They were at the mercy of a one sided record contract. Overseas, it is not so much about being a one sided record contract as it is, just plain evil greed. Over the past few months I have compiled some stories that show how awful being an A list singer in Korea can be and how you can never hope to get out of a contract.

There was a group that disbanded a couple years ago. (#1) It had been around for about a decade. At first it was not a very popular group. The managers of the group thought they should get rid of an at the time a 18 year old female (#2) who they thought was the reason for lack of success. Her parents demanded an explanation as to why she was being replaced. They had been given assurances and guarantees. The managers then told them to stop complaining or they would release a recording of their daughter in a threesome. The daughter was drunk in the video and the men's faces were blurred.

Things went well when that teen was kicked out and new teens were brought in. A few years later another member left (#3). She was forced to leave because she refused to keep having sex with who the managers ordered her to. They  found her replacement on a television show that was rigged to make the winner the teen (#4) that the managers thought was best in bed.

22 comments:

sandybrook said...

Danity Kane?

T. W. said...


George Michael's sister dies on Christmas Day, exactly three years after singer


https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/27/uk/george-michael-sister-melanie-panayiotou-dead-gbr-intl/index.html

Brayson87 said...

K-pop is apparently darker than heavy metal.

Brayson87 said...

@T.W., Strange, I didn't think she was a Spacey accuser. 🤔

J said...

Hats off to all showbiz parents!

You teach us a lesson about real love.

longtimereader said...

Darker than Heavy Metal? nope it's standard practice in boybandland. Just look up the story of the Bay City Rollers, makes the satanic decadence of Led Zeppelin look like The Osmonds.

Guesser said...

I'm sure Sulli or Koo ,the ones who died by suicide, is at least one of them. KPop is made of boys and girls who are kept isolated, treated like trained monkeys,and any that become aware leave via suicide. You don't know of any middle aged former KPop stars playing cruise ships or the Casino circuit do you? Worse than the U.S. and British way.

sandybrook said...

shit I missed it was an A group in Korea! I'm sure like in Japan, all forms of entertainment there are run by their version of Yakuza.

Troy Dyer said...

Is this supposed to be a kpop group or an American group? If the latter, I’m going with 3LW and Raven Symone replacing the young one.

.robert said...

It is not just entertainment. Korea is corrupt at every level and in every industry. Many countries are like this though.

hothotheat said...

This is so sad.

sandybrook said...

Its Kpop. Very true @.robert

ZZZedMaster said...

Fuck that industry.I'll stick with my J-pop thank you.

T. W. said...

@hothotheat

I am both sad & suspicious.

T. W. said...

@Brayson87

I think you know more than you let on. God bless you.

IndieRaga said...

RIP....
I hope it's just a spooky coincidence..I still remember the shock of George's passing!

karma police said...

Sulli?

Todd said...

A good article about K-Pop:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-11-06/k-pop-s-dark-side-assault-prostitution-suicide-and-spycams

AussieBlogger said...

Just like Lou Pearlman and *NSYNC, The Backstreet Boys, and Trans continental.
Makes you wonder about groups of the past.
Dumb, greedy, sick parents.
Poot kids.
Just look at the Carter Boys.

Emma said...

My bet would be K-pop group Kara? They were active from 2007 till 2016. Got rid of Sunghee just 1 years after their debut and added 2 new members afterwards. They added Youngji in a reality show after 2 members left.

Bliss said...

3LW with Naturi Naughton and Adrienne Bailon?

Count Jerkula said...

Big fan of Korean women for teaching me how amazing it is to have my ass ate.

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