There is a famous saying, “Not everything that glitters is gold.” This saying is apt for Asia’s pop industry. Asia’s pop business has taken over the world in the last decapod. It has grown in popularity among people of all ages thanks to its engaging tunes, sight aesthetics, and distinctive dances. However, not always what you see is authentic, and as more news press emphasizes the lives of pop stars, the spotlight has shifted to the less attractive aspects of the profession.
Regarded as “idols.”
Asian pop stars are frequently considered idols are widely assumed that they are paid to sell dreams. Although there is much glitz and flare in the industry, talent agencies rule it with an autocratic regime. They must follow tight guidelines on how to be international idols including learning how to become bikini models. The contracts’ “no dating” rule has caused several idols to be sued for allegedly ruining their reputations by breaking it. It’s also been suggested that certain young celebrities are advised to get cosmetic surgery.
Restrictive and pressurizing nature
Asia’s pop industry, especially for young performers, is exceedingly rigid and pushing. The public glare puts a lot of pressure on young talents. Agencies keep track of their every step and place restrictions on their meals, activities, and even dating life. Asia’s pop stars endure anger when they expose their battles with mental diseases in a society that victimizes mental illnesses. As a result, many young performers are vulnerable to high levels of stress and debilitating mental disorders.
The Asian pop starting schedule is jam-packed with dance and voice classes and Korean language training for international learners. Extremely unhealthy diets are encouraged, with corporations requiring women ranging in height from 5’2 to 5’9 to weigh a limit of 104 pounds.
Companies develop a benchmark for every idol in the industry because they have worked so hard to build their trainees into the perfect image. Everyone is ideal, and if they aren’t, they are regarded “unworthy” of being idolized. Companies’ rigorous mindsets impact users, shaping their mindset to expect ideal idols and to demonize anyone who falls short.
Toxic fan following
The industry’s primary source of poison is the fan base itself. When millions of people idolize a performer, their every move and decision is scrutinized by the public. Fans are ready to attack how stars lead their lives, bombarding their social media accounts with dozens of daily comments on little details. As a result, members of the band acquire anxiety and depression, which are dangerous conditions that can lead to suicide.