Unpopular Opinion – Bonus Episode – K-Pop Is A Problem

Adam talks to Jenn Scott and Jessica Singer (from the Trendpony podcast) about K-Pop and all its sometimes egregious flaws.

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Reference Links

Appropriation Without Attribution

https://www.scmp.com/culture/music/article/2168815/k-pop-ultimate-cultural-appropriation-or-south-korea-improving

So Much Blackface

https://popcrush.com/k-pop-scandals-international-blackface-racist/

And Other Assorted Racism!

https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/24/21335831/kpop-racism-fans-black-lives-matter-harassment

https://www.buzzfeed.com/ikrd/14-bts-fans-talk-about-the-racism-theyve-experienced-within?utm_term=.ejG1k16WL#.bg4zRz1ME

https://www.vice.com/en/article/ep4by4/k-pop-south-asia-cultural-appropriation

Gender Inequality

https://www.pri.org/stories/2016-04-25/k-pop-s-gross-double-standard-women

Sexual Abuse

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-11-06/k-pop-s-dark-side-assault-prostitution-suicide-and-spycams

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_Sun_scandal

Slave Contracts

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slave_contract

Suicide

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/jan/04/i-have-reported-on-30-korean-celebrity-suicides-the-blame-game-never-changes

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