Warning: discussion related to sexual harassment, sexual coercion, and violence follow. Please proceed with caution.
The life of a K-pop trainee is, for an outsider, unimaginably difficult. The competition to entering the industry is fierce with multiple contentious stages of auditions. Once they are accepted, their fate is by no means assured; they are always working under threat of elimination and uncertainty of their debuts. The custodians of their destinies are their entertainment companies, to whom they entrust their futures. Idol trainees are placed under the care of their management and it comes as no surprise that this almost absolute power results in abuse.