K-Pop “Slave Contracts” need to be made illegal as they go against the basic human rights idols.
A lot of the time, idols sign onto companies when they are 13 or younger and begin their training process. Once they are ready to debut, the must sign a contract and this contract puts them at their companies will for however long the contract lasts for. They allow their companies to treat them badly and there are many examples of this, but we’ll get into those later.
There are 3 major entertainment companies in the K-Pop industry. SM, JYP and YG. Because of this, there’s more news coming from these companies and their treatment of their idols. Whether it’s an injured ankle, an injured waist or sleep deprivation, they still make their idols perform. They sometimes allow them rest, but only when it becomes critical.
This is especially true for SM, when EXO’s Luhan had to take a temporary hiatus from promotions in 2014 because of health issues. There have been many cases where SM has not allowed their idols to take the necessary breaks to recover. This is extremely bad treatment of idols as it doesn’t allow them the proper rest, which results in more injuries or existing injuries to worsen.