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Seolhyun reveals what she did with the payment she received after three years of hard work

By alim17   Monday, January 2, 2017   96,586   5,446   24



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AOA's Seolhyun appeared on the January 2 airing of JTBC's 'Please Take Care of My Refrigerator'!

On this day, she talked about AOA.  Kim Sung Joo surprised her by saying, "Chanmi's mother has a beauty salon, right?"  She asked, "How did you know that?" and looked impressed by his knowledge of the group.  He even performed a bit of their dance, revealing himself to be a huge fan.

He said, "What's most memorable about Seolhyun is this dance," and did a bit of AOA's "Heart Attack."  He said, "You're second place as the CF model chosen by the consumers."

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This brought up questions about her balance, as in how much she makes from her work. She revealed, "It had been so long since I got money that I didn't know how to use it. That's why I got an air conditioner for my house and gave bags as presents to my parents," revealing that she had used her first balance received in three years on her parents.

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Funky_Angel Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The other members except Choa better be massaging Seolhyun when she's sitting down

JeffBenson Tuesday, January 3, 2017

I could not live without an air condition ... she and me would get along good :D

clarissaxd Tuesday, January 3, 2017

bags as in like handbags ones? or conventional? idk why im asking this

JYJRainbow Monday, January 2, 2017

Seol hyun you are beautiful inside out

emanresu10 Monday, January 2, 2017

I hope she can make some money after all her hard work.  If she's paid off her company debt, hopefully she's investing that CF money (and not just spending it).

3percenter Monday, January 2, 2017

The Korean music industry is basically classic indentured servitude or debt bondage. It is of course unnecessary, and only practiced in Korea so the companies can maintain absolute control of the lives of the young talent for better exploitation.

bangeryun94 3percenter Monday, January 2, 2017

Yeah, tell that to TLC

3percenter bangeryun94 Monday, January 2, 2017

And how is TLC comparable? No US label recruits and "trains" young kids. They only sign established talent directly or audition, they don't try create it from scratch. US labels also do not have any power, or seek any, over personal lives. And American artists start getting paid their royalties the minute someone buys their music. TLC's woes were a result of a contract dispute and financial problems arising from personal issues (like Left Eye's arson sentence). Sorry, nice try. The kpop indentured service system is another "uniquely" Korean construct. If you think it is a positive thing just because its Korean and anything Korean is perfect, then just say so.

bangeryun94 3percenter Tuesday, January 3, 2017

It's an excellent try. Their first album went platinum yet between the 3 of them they received 63.46. If that's not debt bondage I don't know what the fuck is. At least the bitch is getting paid.

bangeryun94 3percenter Tuesday, January 3, 2017

OH and the indentured servitude shit was started with SME but then they have a roomful of faceless writers who churns out music for their groups so that SME has no obligation to pay the members. Keep up with Korean trends ethnocentric boy, because companies are actually PAYING members who write, compose and produce. Monsta X is already making profits. Seventeen should be but their managers are stealing from them. I'd expand my reading babe and oh yeah, fuck you and fuck your unfounded hatred for everything Korean. You must be so god damn popular with the ladies in your city.

intricate Monday, January 2, 2017

okay.. just to clarify... when Koreans say they "know how to spend money" they mean to say they aren't afraid to buy high cost items on a regular basis, and this can be anything from top brand wearables to real estate. So what Seolhyun means when she mentioned those particular gifts is that she only used her money for daily necessities and ordinary stuff, but that she "splurged" on the bags and A/C unit. In this way she's also implicitly saying she's frugal with her money.

OhMyGuy Monday, January 2, 2017

Just to have it all crumble cause you we're bad at history because you quit school to be an idol. Confusing isn't it?

emanresu10 OhMyGuy Monday, January 2, 2017

Man... I love Seolhyun, and this comment is so mean lol. So that part of me wants to dislike this comment. But the other part of me wants to like it because it's d-mn funny. So both seem to cancel out, so I'll settle for just leaving this comment. D-mn you lol

OhMyGuy emanresu10 Monday, January 2, 2017

I'm actually criticizing Netizens, they want young idols so the girls quit school early in order to train more. But this later led to them not knowing certain historical figures, then the netizens call them dumb. I just find it ridiculous how much they expect of these poor girls.

NurSofia OhMyGuy Tuesday, January 3, 2017

apparently there are idols who chose to be an idol due to the inability to cope with their study.simply said they dont like to studr..they will use reasons like 'i am not good in school' or 'school is not for me' is pretty normal i think, not everyone loves to study even we think the history incident is too stupid to be happened but it did happen to this AOA kids.either they did not pay attention during history classes/lack of reading hence lack of general knowledge or they are just ignorant my point is idols can chose to be witty or 'dumb' outhere wont have a power to navigate their intelligence..if they have strong will, idols also can do better in study despite of the busy schedule they have...idols that i think are doing/did good in study are Taecyeon, Seohyun..i bet they are more..

Katieheartfelia Monday, January 2, 2017

so wait !!! she didn't get payed when she debuted

Sleel Katieheartfelia Monday, January 2, 2017

I'd presume they got a big cheque as a signing payment at the start of it all. Plus I'll guess lotta expenses covered as part of travel and the rest of production time spent 'on the clock'.

Nutelladela Katieheartfelia Monday, January 2, 2017

when a company invests into a group, the group is "in debt" to the company until they pay off all of the costs that were invested into them. They live in dorms and are fed by the company until they pay off their debts, after which they finally start making a salary. It took 3 years of AOA :/

Nutelladela Monday, January 2, 2017


intricate Sleel Monday, January 2, 2017

they get a big fat debt at the start of it all, such is the unfairness of the idol industry.

1020 intricate Monday, January 2, 2017

Well to be fair she chose this path and I'm pretty sure by this point every kid in Korea who want to be an idol should know what the setbacks are. And if you think about it the idols do owe their company big time for the training and promotion

bangeryun94 Katieheartfelia Monday, January 2, 2017

She's talking about splurging on expensive items. She's been getting paid.

intricate 1020 Wednesday, January 4, 2017

accepting an unfair deal doesn't make it right, or fair.

intricate Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Thing is, if they would get paid according to the hours they put in (including weekend surcharge, nighttime overpay, etc. etc.) they'd probably start out with enough money in their pockets to buy a car even before they debuted, with all the costs of training and whatnot deducted. This is why normally agents (outside of Korean/Japan/China) don't pay for anything related to training, parents are responsible for that, or they take a loan or something if they're old enough. Agents just arrange the training, and usually they even give a salary for all the hours that are spent training and such. The way it's set up in east Asian countries isn't even legal in most countries.

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