- Aug 20, 2020
Great article,thank you so much..I watched the video and i read the articles about 1 direction and i am shocked...The Hidden and Dark truth of Boy groups in the Entertainment Industry: One Direction and BTS (part 2)
Further control and manipulation
If the public appearance control and branding wasn’t enough, One Direction were sabotaged by their own management. Articles written to jeopardise one member were purposefully allowed to be written to gain media attention on the boys. Dating scandals were also fabricated by Syco records. Niall’s mic was cut off several times because he wasn’t fit for the brand at that time and there was unfair distribution and promotion between members because Certain members fit the agenda more. Like Niall and Louis, V and Jin are also highly mistreated by Bighit in many ways. From being cut out of pics and broadcasts, releasing less screen time of members and having little say in solo projects or lyrical lines in the group. However to stop these boys from speaking out, manipulation and brainwashing is needed. It’s a given that if you see you are being mistreated to speak out but members are bribed to stay in the company and be a good slave. In the case of V seeing his mistreatment was painful so to quieten him, Bighit gave him an acting opportunity in Hwarang, only so that he wouldn’t complain about mistreatment. Whenever a member is given these type of opportunities there are ulterior motives. Not only were their whole lives controlled by Simon, they were not allowed to leave and explore a country when they were on tour. Liam himself states “being by yourself in a country where you can’t go anywhere”. Their twitter accounts were handled by managers and sometimes managers wrote tweets members didn’t approve of . Similarly BTS are only allowed to go anywhere if they are accompanied by their managers/handlers. Bighit were praised for letting JK have his own GCF series when his films directly go into the companies revenue. Similarly his whole scandal with tattooing was only allowed by his company because they want to change his persona to an edgy American boy to fit With Hollywood. This is the type of agenda Bighit are reinforcing. Overworking is a huge factor in boy groups with members having little to no rest. At a very young age they are signing contacts with no idea who runs the industry and what exactly they’re getting into. From touring to making albums for years straight makes these boys money making robots.
The Damaging Effects
Because of this lifestyle, members of these groups develop mental issues. For example Liam turned to alcohol and became an addict Because of the stress and trauma he had to endure. He would drink and be drunk on stage but was able to hide it well because he was told to take epilepsy drugs to balance his highs and lows. These caused other side effects during interviews where he was sensitive to light and disoriented/confused. V smokes a lot which now looking back is a way of him coping with whatever stress the management have inflicted upon him. This is the same for Jimins drinking problems and Sugas mental health issues. He said the “level of loneliness nearly killed him” which is the same problem V and Jimin from BTS struggle with. In the Run era, when BTS weren’t as famous as now, Taehyung talked about not seeing friends for over 2 and a half years because of his work. This has been intensified as he is now in the biggest boy group in the world like one direction once were. Both Jimin and Zayn suffered from eating disorders. Zayn didn’t eat for 2 or 3 days straight because of his hectic schedule. He felt like this Was the only thing he had control of whilst he was in the band. Jimin never used to eat for 10 days straight for insecurity issues directed by Bighit for the start. With their CEO calling Jin fat to them being forced to maintain abs and a physique to attract fans, there is no surprise some members have these issues. Instead of helping and supporting members, companies force them to carry on whilst struggling in such a heightened atmosphere where the whole world watches your every move. Niall had a severe knee problem that Simon Cowell forced him to forget about as he was still needed to carry on with his job and Harry threw up multiple times from exhaustion. Bighit not only cause physical health issues they dramatise this on burn the stage to gain more money whilst members are collapsing from exhaustion.
Their Distaste for their CEO’s
Because BTS are still binded by contracts and probably under programming, they are unable to talk about their relationship with their boss Bang Sihyuk, but as one direction are free from Simon Cowell members have talked about feeling anxiety because of him. Although due to confidentiality and probably fear of their lives they haven’t said anything more, their body language when interacting with him show signs of anger and anxiety. They used typical coping mechanisms when they were around him like licking lips and touching their face to lessen the anxiety. They are clearly uncomfortable around him. Similarly as there aren’t any record of BTS speaking up against Bang PD apart from V on Weverse lol I decided to look at interactions where V “jokingly” says he would ignore him at debut whilst Suga says again “jokingly” the ceo lied to him about what the group will be. He never knew he had to dance because that was never part of the contract. There is a clip where RM eats with Bang PD and his expressions say it all. He fidgets and looks visibly nervous. When receiving awards with their boss they pretend to laugh and smile when you can see some of them are very nervous to be there.
That was part 2 - here are some sources you guys can check out if you’re interested! I hope this showed how bad this is and like I said this is literally just a prick. These ceos are most likely pedophiles and abusers but will never get caught because they are rich and powerful. I felt so sad and cried a bit writing this because this is so messed up. Honestly reading this made me feel so bad for them
- a video talking in more detail about what I talked about
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/37833903/zayn-malik-reveals-he-had-eating-disorder-while-in-one-direction - Zayn talks about his eating disorder
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/liam-payne-alcohol-addiction-sober-therapy-one-direction-cheryl-bear-a9228926.html?amp - Liam talks about his alcohol addiction
https://news.sky.com/story/amp/im-lucky-to-be-here-liam-payne-opens-up-about-suicidal-thoughts-and-relationship-with-cheryl-11860279 - Liam talks about being lucky he’s alive and suicidal thoughts