When I began working in Korea three years ago, I didn’t know about the expressions “losing face” or “saving face”. I found out quickly.
Kpop is essentially what Motown used to be: a company trains and “fabricates” young people into becoming a whole nation’s idols, who actually have very little say in how they present their music to the masses. And still, it blew my mind. I’ll leave you to chew on that.