K-Pop corporations will be fairly shady in the direction of their artists, as many teams have suffered because of their corporations mistreating them. Here are a couple of K-Pop lady teams who’re struggling, or have suffered drastically because of their corporations.
When PRISTIN debuted in 2017, they have been one of the crucial profitable rookie artists of that yr, successful many rookie awards. The group had main success with their debut tune “Wee Woo”, and shortly made a comeback with their tune “We Like”. However, this was the final time followers have been capable of see PRISTIN release music as a full group. Member Kyla quickly left the group for well being causes, and members Kyulkyung, Nayoung, Eunwoo, Rena, and Roa shaped a subunit referred to as PRISTIN V.
PRISTIN V was sadly not very profitable and can be the final time the PRISTIN members launched any music. Pledis Entertainment quickly put PRISTIN in hiatus and gave followers zero updates in regards to the group until their shocking disbandment in 2020. Throughout their quick time as a bunch, followers observed how badly the members of PRISTIN have been handled by their firm, equivalent to when Pledis Entertainment didn’t even congratulate the group on their 2nd anniversary.
CLC is a bunch that has spoken on their disappointments with Cube Entertainment many occasions. A YouTube channel by the title of “clczone” compiled some moments when the members spoke on their mistreatment. One second was when member Yeeun spoke on a possible CLC world tour.
CLC has additionally needed to cope with a number of delays to their comebacks, which has disenchanted each the members and their followers.
There are extra moments within the full video beneath.
Gugudan initially debuted in 2016 and have been fairly lively early of their careers. However, the final time they launched any music as a bunch was in 2018. Member Sally has launched a number of statements, speaking about how their firm, Jellyfish Entertainment, essentially kicked all the members out of the group.
A yr and a half in the past, the corporate instantly allow us to return to our properties, however I didn’t dare to return to China. I used to be afraid that I’d quit fully after returning. I might solely maintain the letters that followers gave me and cry in entrance of a mirror each night time with a purpose to relieve my stress. I nonetheless thank myself for not giving up at the moment.
While 2NE1 was one of many greatest teams that YG Entertainment debuted, that didn’t cease the corporate from mistreating them. Yang Hyun Suk, who was the pinnacle of the corporate when 2NE1 have been nonetheless lively, would constantly make rude comments directed at the 2NE1 members.
YG got here to a live performance rehearsal as soon as. When we do a rehearsal we don’t placed on any make-up. He seemed from afar into the display and stated “Ah… They are really ugly.” In entrance of all of the employees! I used to be a bit disenchanted.
YG Entertainment additionally did a poor job of selling the members of 2NE1, because the group launched solely 2 full-length albums all through their 7 years of being lively. There have additionally been many faux guarantees made by YG Entertainment in the direction of the followers of 2NE1, as the corporate said that the group would proceed as a trio after member Minzy left the group. However, the company soon announced that the group was disbanding instead.
MBK Entertainment is sort of well-known to mistreat their artists, and T-ara is not any exception. During their earlier days, the members of T-ara have been virtually pressured to starve by their firm. HyunA, who’s a former member of 4Minute, even got here out and uncovered the corporate for his or her merciless acts in the direction of the T-ara members.
The members of T-ara ultimately left the corporate in 2018 as a result of mistreatment, however MBK wouldn’t allow them to depart peacefully, as they determined to file a number of copyrights to the title “T-ara” so that the members couldn’t promote under the name.
Here’s a video by a YouTube channel referred to as “Chaennie Lisoo” that goes extra in-depth about MBK Entertainment.