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I came across a disturbing survival show (2 Viewers)

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The show will be called Under15. They are recruiting across 70 counties for trainees. The trainess will be ages 3 to 15, as the name implies. This is truly disturbing… who thought this was an okay idea? :coronawimwim:

 
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That only gives them a 2 year age range because children under 13 cannot legally compete in most Kpop competitions and cannot perform on TV. I missed the 70 countries and trainee part. This smells really bad.
 
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This has been a hot topic for days rn, but didn't know they were recruiting so young

lemme guess, parents aren't allowed wth their children?
Is this a creation from Dan Schneider?
Are we gonna see idols with pacifiers on stage?
Is the fan sign going to be "feed your fave"?
Is their album gonna be a coloring book?
 
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I just realized that the youngest "members" likely aren't able to count yet oml
"Get them use to the abuse young so they dint even realize it's abuse." It's the company mission statement. :takingnotes:
 
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Let Western mainstream media find that news and there will be the typical sweeping 'dark side of K-Pop' bashing again.
 
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What parent would even consent to this?
Parents must be there to consent. Dormatories are common in kpop amd at certain points become mandatory. The definition of abuse varies widely from person to person and culture to culture. Remember, female circumcision exists and is not consider abuse where it's practiced.
 

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Parents must be there to consent. Dormatories are common in kpop amd at certain points become mandatory. The definition of abuse varies widely from person to person and culture to culture. Remember, female circumcision exists and is not consider abuse where it's practiced.
i think that this still breaks Korea's laws, not only child labor tho
 

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What parent would even consent to this?
Well there are plenty of cases where an underage idol ends up at an abusive company. Parents had to have agreed to that you’d think, given that the idols are minors. I don’t think it’s right to blame the parents for those cases ofc. And even for young young kids, there are kpop groups for them. It’s not necessarily through a survival show all the time but they are still very young. I don’t know the youngest but it didn’t take me long at all to find a girl who debuted at 6 years old. And that was the first kid group I looked at :coronawimwim:
 
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interesting

but as I have always said - even though I wouldn't let my own children go on such a show I also don't judge others who do since different strokes for different folks
 
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interesting

but as I have always said - even though I wouldn't let my own children go on such a show I also don't judge others who do since different strokes for different folks
Lies! Your judging, your just better at hiding it than me. :annoyednayeon:
 

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Yuck how gross and of very bad mind to think it up.
 

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Well there are plenty of cases where an underage idol ends up at an abusive company. Parents had to have agreed to that you’d think, given that the idols are minors. I don’t think it’s right to blame the parents for those cases ofc. And even for young young kids, there are kpop groups for them. It’s not necessarily through a survival show all the time but they are still very young. I don’t know the youngest but it didn’t take me long at all to find a girl who debuted at 6 years old. And that was the first kid group I looked at :coronawimwim:
wtf
but i can't imagine a sane parent signing their kids of 3 years
 

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wtf
but i can't imagine a sane parent signing their kids of 3 years
Honestly I can't either given the concept of this, but I could see a parent signing a slightly older kid. Not a sane parent, mind you, but a parent nonetheless :pepeslippy:
 

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