“I’m scared for anyone who decides to audition there…”
Earlier within the yr, Okay-Pop firm LPA Entertainment, house to teams equivalent to DUSTIN, got here beneath hearth when proof arose that the corporate had been asking its trainees to ship them underwear photos.
The textual content messages shared on news retailers confirmed numerous messages discussing the load of the trainees and the explanations the corporate had for asking for photos.
- “This is the exact picture of your weight.”
- “Weight checks are necessary because we need to know the person’s figure. If you don’t like this, how can you say you want to be a K-Pop idol?”
- “It isn’t easy to become a Kpop star in Korea. That’s why they are the world’s best.”
It has been posting photos of group DUSTIN, which was beforehand beneath LPA Entertainment.
Netizens just lately raised considerations after the corporate posted a brand new picture on Instagram explaining that they had been in search of new trainees to begin a lady group.
The submit was in each English and Korean. The firm revealed they had been in search of new trainees, and so they didn’t care about nationalities or expertise as a result of it was one thing that may very well be improved.
In explicit, one a part of the assertion significantly raised considerations, as the corporate explains, “Everyone except minors, come.”
Although there was big debates about debuting minors in Okay-Pop, many imagine that the textual content right here is much less for the well-being. Considering the previous of the corporate, many fear it may very well be a option to make something they try this is perhaps much like the previous allegations extra acceptable.
Others additionally identified that altering the identify to Namoo Entertainment, which has similarities to the large company Namoo Actors, can be complicated and permit them to proceed with none hyperlinks to their previous historical past.
It was unsurprising that netizens shared their fears about anybody making use of for the audition, particularly contemplating their historical past with teams that haven’t debuted but and their trainees.
Considering the severity of the allegations, many netizens discovered it unbelievable that the corporate would simply try to change its identification and proceed as regular.