Saturday, December 3, 2011

KPop Family Issues & Money

Since i don't live in Korea, when i heard about how Korean companies train their artist it seemed very weird. They make the girl or boy audition when they are very young (12 or 13) and then keep them to "train" them for a long time (2-6 years) or until their debut. They make them stay in a company apartment and get a small amount of spending money to survive. I think we've all heard stories from famous stars like in SNSD.

"On KBS 2TV's 'Star Golden Bell' that will be aired on March 1st, Taeyeon mentioned that she ran away because she was tired of the hard training before debut and also said "there was a member within SNSD that vanished before debut."  
Taeyeon said that during her trainee days, she moved up to Seoul from the country side. But she secretly sneaked out of her dorm and went back home because of the tough practices and training. Tiffany, who appeared on the show together, said, "At that time, I was roommates with Taeyeon and I was surprised when I came into the room and saw that all of Taeyeon's belongings were cleaned out." 
Yoona survived with 20 USD a week when she was a trainee.

These girls have long LONGG contracts lasting some 13 years.