'It has to create a new morality': MeToo finally reaches K-pop
A wave of sexual assault cases has swept South Korea – but the lucrative K-pop industry was relatively untouched. Two cases this month, though, have begun a reckoning
For many South Koreans, the admission by a young man that he secretly filmed himself having sex with women and shared the footage with other men was yet more evidence of a culture of misogyny and sexual abuse that has put the country at the epicentre of Asia’s #MeToo movement.
The sordid details of the man’s alleged misconduct sounded familiar in a society struggling to cope with a voyeurism epidemic – especially in a week when two men were arrested for allegedly filming 1,600 guests across 30 South Korean hotels with spycams – but with one crucial difference. The latest allegations of sexual misconduct involve some of the best-known figures in K-pop, South Korea’s most successful cultural export.
Source: The Guardian – 'It has to create a new morality': MeToo finally reaches K-pop