A company has a lot of influence on the career of an idol, so it can be quite frustrating to fans when an idol gets mistreated by their company. While a lot of idols get mistreated, they are usually too afraid to speak up against their company. Here are 5 idols who chose to publically speak about getting mistreated by their companies.
1. Suho (EXO)
Suho once spoke about his disappointment in the way SM Entertainment was treating EXO.
SM Entertainment originally put a lot of effort into EXO’s music videos.
Yet, one day SM Entertainment decided to go minimalistic on EXO’s music videos.
Suho also showed some disappointment in the type of room he received when EXO was doing overseas tours.
CLC has spoken on some of their disappointments with Cube Entertainment in the past. A YouTube channel by the name of “clczone” compiled some of those moments. One moment is when Cube Entertainment decided to suddenly delay CLC’s album release.
The members couldn’t help but show their frustration and disappointment.
The members have also constantly mentioned that they want to promote overseas, but seem to get ignored by Cube Entertainment.
There is more in the full video below.
The treatment that B.A.P received from TS Entertainment is quite well known, as B.A.P even once filed a lawsuit against the company. They’ve spoken about their mistreatment many times, such as when fans asked about their future album releases.
B.A.P even told fans that they talked with the company about releasing albums, but seemingly got ignored.
Amber once shared some of the difficult things she had to endure during her time at SM Entertainment, such as having to brighten her skin. She also had to endure insane diets, which led her to develop eating disorders.
Amber revealed more on the dark side of K-Pop in her interview.
5. Jay Park
Jay Park was originally a trainee at JYP Entertainment, and he once revealed some of the difficulties he endured. He spoke on how difficult the training process was, as he even cried due to the stress many times. He also once saw other trainees getting physically and verbally abused if they got a part wrong.
“The culture in itself was kinda like when you get certain lyrics wrong or you get a certain dance move wrong they would literally hit you. That’s kinda like the Korean way, you know? It’s not like that now, it’s much better now, but back then they were like, “You mothafucka!”
– Jay Park