When it comes to K-pop “girl groups,” the images crafted by the labels are either innocent and pure or hyper-sexualized. The objectification leads to skewed perceptions of the stars from fans, according to K-pop expert Hwang Hyo-jin. 📸: Jang Se-young / Newsis via AP
As two of the biggest stars of K-pop, Sulli and Goo Hara saw their every word and action picked apart. For example, Goo Hara faced online harassment about a plastic surgery procedure she underwent to correct a drooping eyelid. 📸: Starnews/AFP via Getty Images
K-pop is reeling from suspected suicides by beloved performers in recent years, as others in the industry quit and suspend their careers citing mental health struggles. Female stars often face the harshest scrutiny and backlash.
As two of the biggest stars of K-pop, Sulli and Goo Hara saw their every word and action picked apart. They each took their own lives within the span of a few weeks this fall. Is K-pop to blame for their deaths?
⚡️ “They grew up in the K-pop limelight. Is it to blame for their deaths?”
K-Pop sensations take on the notorious Noisey Questionnaire of Life. They give their opinions on everything from Eminem and being able to fly to anime and pets.