I have been a k pop fan since the fourth grade (old wondergirls, 2pm, and Davichi was the the real shitt!!) My 8th grade year I took a haitus from the crazy kpop scene (One because there was an EXPLOSION of new groups that weren’t appealing to me and two because of friends) I only listened to songs of groups I loved (snsd, shinee, 2pm, cn blue etc) After a year of listening to EDM and just American music in general, I fell in love with EXO omg I’m talking about 8+ hours on the internet for exo… Literally my whole summer was EXO.. I have no life… ANYWAYS, I’m into kpop once again but looking at the artists of kpop today I cant help but think: I can so be a kpop star. Like I’m pretty sure A LOT of you guys think the same thing!!! For example as much as I love YoonA - she has no talent and Sehun the maknae fromExo - pretty good at dancing but cant sing. I even sent in a audition email to SM and heres why I DONTGIVEACRAP anymore: I couldnt help but do a little “research” on the life of being a trainee - SM trainee in general. I was shocked by all the bitchy and jealous bitches there are, harsh training hours, and the fact that you might not even debut was the worst part. I mean duh I know that there is vigoroustraining and competition. But I DONT KNOW MAN. And I’ve read some trainee experiences posted here and omg training for years and quitting sucks!! I dont want to waste my life for something that isnt even guaranteed. All that dieting and excersizing (idk how to spell exercise and I’m a 10th grader this year) just for EXO (Who is going to be at kcon) was a waste and I am regretting buying 200$ ticket to see a bunch of fake boys (I also read that EXO is VERY fake and not even close with eachother except for some members) And I know some of you think that I am so gulliable and quick to judge by reading articles online but I just cant help but believe these! At first I was like, whatever I still love them (sm artsists) but the more I think about it, I just wasted so much of my hope in the kpop industry… I’m still going to like exo and snsd etc but there will always be a tiny feeling of disgust inside me I cant control. I was a victim of the fantasies of the kpop life T.TYeah, terrible grammar aside from this post on Kpop Secrets , the amount of stupidity in this post is astounding. Yeah, yeah, "AKF, you're a dick, she's in 10th grade." She's also at the very least 15-16 years old, so that's not a plausible excuse.
Let's break down this clusterfuck.
I was shocked by all the bitchy and jealous bitches there are, harsh training hours, and the fact that you might not even debut was the worst part. I mean duh I know that there is vigoroustraining and competition. But I DONT KNOW MAN. And I’ve read some trainee experiences posted here and omg training for years and quitting sucks!! I dont want to waste my life for something that isnt even guaranteed.Here's a wake up call to you. No matter what field you go into, you'll need to put in the hours fine-tuning your craft because of the stiff competition. Not many things in life are simply handed to you. While this girl is simply referring to the Korean idol system and how 'unfair' it is that someone might not even debut, this is similar to people who complain that it's unfair that they took over $100,000 in student loans and can't find a job despite majoring in something like Women Studies or some other major that isn't in demand. The world is unforgiving, and no one is entitled to anything in life. (Side note: Yeah, I was joking about having to teach English in some remote African village next year. But odds are that I'll be in graduate school, leaving me very little time for AKF. There, taking corrective action >> being an entitled cunt and expecting a handout.)
(Who is going to be at kcon) was a waste and I am regretting buying 200$ ticket to see a bunch of fake boys (I also read that EXO is VERY fake and not even close with eachother except for some members)Welcome to reality. You're paying $200 to see them perform, not for them to be touchy-feely with each other. Am I supposed to be mad that Nine Muses don't have raunchy lesbian sex with each other all the time? THOSE FAKE WHORES. FUCK THEM. THEY'RE NOT RAUNCHY WHORES LIKE HOW I DEPICTED THEM IN MY HEAD, SO FUCK THEM. THEY ARE AS FAKE AS KIM KARDASHIAN'S ASS!
So yes, welcome to reality, fangirl. The idol training system Korea developed is harsh, but is similar to any field if you want to be successful rather than mediocre. idols get along because it's their job, not because they genuinely like each member.