A Korean television program recently invited a panel of media experts to discuss why so many first-generation male idols are becoming involved in scandals.
“Male idols are very ignorant and innocent while they’re signed under a big company.
Once they leave, however, it’s like they hit puberty again.”
— Kim Gu Ra
“Girl groups aren’t expected to last too long.
The members choose their paths quickly following the end of their careers.
But male idols have longer careers as idol group members.”
— Heo Ji Woong