The happiness you see in idol’s on stage and on camera, occurs only on stage and on camera.
A majority of idols are not happy. They live in terrible, inhuman conditions, are abused physically, verbally, mentally, sometimes sexually, and are treated like slaves. They only exist and continue to exist in the idol world because they are making money for their CEOs.
This point has been brought up time and time again by many different idols and those who have experienced the absolute shitty quality of life behind the scenes. Why is this continuing to be ignored? We the fans can change this.
If you don’t believe you can do anything to help, here is a short list of a few things you can do to make a damn change:
- BOYCOTT THE DAMN INDUSTRY
- don’t buy merch, albums, posters, anything
- don’t watch the shows - Weekly Idol, Showtime, Beatles Code, any of it
- dont watch MVs - not even newly released ones
- ignore comebacks
- don’t go to concerts
- don’t use their fansites and cafes
- LET EVERY COMPANY KNOW YOU REFUSED TO DO A DAMN THING FOR THEM UNTIL IDOL CONDITIONS ARE BROUGHT TO FUCKING HUMAN STANDARDS OF ACCEPTABILITY
Yes, this sounds hard. Let me tell you, it is hard. But let me tell you WHY we need to do this, ALL OF US, together:
Everything we do in support of our favourite bands, supports the companies and allows the to be shitty towards the idols. If the bands don’t make money, the company doesn’t make money. "But the company will just blame the band" - no. If we tell the companies that we refuse to support them - the asshole CEOs, shitty management, and everyone else involved in ruining the idols’ lives - they will have to change their ways, or they will lose out on their money. They don’t give a fuck about the idols, so we make them give a fuck.
Sure, you don’t want to have to say goodbye to your favourite bands. You can still blog about them and read their fanfics, like their IG posts and tweets, but don’t support them monetarily. It will directly reflect onto th company, and trust me, within a month or two when their paycheck has significantly decreased, things will start to change.
So I beg all of you: boycott SM. Boycott YG, JYP, Star Empire, Cube, TS, Jellyfish, all of them. DON’T GIVE THEM THE ATTENTION THEY DON’T DESERVE. Go to the comment sections of their Youtube videos, to their websites, fanboards, cafes, everywhere you can reach; tell them you refuse to pay for them to continue to be in a position where they can treat human beings like slavery scum, and then don’t fucking go back. When their sites stop getting hits, videos stop being viewed, sales stop going up, and they are no longer making money, they will begin to listen to us.
Please don’t ignore this right now. If you want to ignore someone, ignore the companies, but not how poorly they’re treating the people we all love. We can change things. Please, if you truly love your idols, give 100% for them, by giving nothing to their companies.
I sincerely hope the rest of you will join me, because this is our idols’ lives were talking about here. Unless you sincerely have reduced them to only a pretty face, body, voice, etc, for your own pleasure to take in with no life nor rights of their own, I strongly encourage you to join in.