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Debate: Should K-pop be apolitical vs. politcal? [VIDEO]



Video by Lee Min-young, Kim Kang-min
Article by Dong Sun-hwa


It is quite rare for singers to exercise their social/political voice on the K-pop scene, where they are expected to focus solely on musical activities. In fact, there is a rationale behind their silence, according to professor of K-pop Lee Gyu-tag.

While legions of their international followers are asking them to express their views about the "Black Lives Matter (BLM)" movement ― galvanized by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, May 25, ― numerous Korean fans advise, as usual, them to refrain from weighing in on social or political issues.


Read full article by reporter Dong Sun-hwa at:
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/art/2020/06/398_291199.html




Video by Lee Min-young, Kim Kang-min
Article by Dong Sun-hwa


It is quite rare for singers to exercise their social/political voice on the K-pop scene, where they are expected to focus solely on musical activities. In fact, there is a rationale behind their silence, according to professor of K-pop Lee Gyu-tag.

While legions of their international followers are asking them to express their views about the "Black Lives Matter (BLM)" movement ― galvanized by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, May 25, ― numerous Korean fans advise, as usual, them to refrain from weighing in on social or political issues.


Read full article by reporter Dong Sun-hwa at:
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/art/2020/06/398_291199.html


Lee Min-young minlee@koreatimes.co.kr
Kim Kang-min ymloo3@koreatimes.co.kr

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