Today, ‘The Straits Times’, the most widely read newspaper in Singapore, reported on the Outrage over ‘slave contracts’ for Korean stars.
(I’ll be only posting the main points therefore I skipped some parts)
The Straits Times reported:
SEOUL – BEHIND all the glitter and glamour of the Korean Wave, or hallyu, many popular girl and boy groups here are struggling to assert their rights against powerful talent management companies.
Many of these celebrities and wannabes are bound by long-term contracts – some lasting over a decade – that also force them to put in long hours on punishing schedules. Some women are said to be forced to offer sex services to sponsors.