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Cheng Xiao, Jung Chae Yeon, and Solbin talk about the hardships of being an idol

By KpopJoA   Thursday, March 9, 2017   46,273   3,074   0

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On the March 9 broadcast of tvN's 'Life Bar', Cosmic Girls' Cheng Xiao, DIA's Jung Chae Yeon, and LABOUM's Solbin shared the hardships of being an idol.


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Solbin commented on her trainee days, "There were many who quit after not being able to stand the arduous training."  She added, "However, once I made my debut, there was yet another mountain to climb."


The singer also mentioned receiving negative feedback from netizens. "I always thought about doing well before appearing on a show."  She added, "Because of negative comments, I felt down all the time."


The girls talked about their diets. Cheng Xiao commented, "I once got caught ordering fried chicken. When I heard the bell ring, I opened the door thinking it was the delivery man, but I saw my manager standing at the entrance.  The delivery came just 30 seconds later. My manager ate the entire meal himself."


Jung Chae Yeon even gave up on attending university, and shared, "I had dreamed about going to university; however, that all changed once I debuted as a singer."




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Jaraiya_Ero Friday, March 10, 2017

I feel sorry for them, but then again I would ask the question "Why did you choose this life...?" I give them credit for enduring all of this and more, on another note! Does anyone find Cheng Xiao cute, or is that just me being an old man!! XD

introverteddeedl Friday, March 10, 2017

Also to go back to your original post, they ARE grateful for being able to be a celebrity, theyre just revealing hardships about getting there. Maybe you should read the title of the article properly?

introverteddeedl Friday, March 10, 2017

(accidently posted as comment rather than reply lmao stupid me)

ky9999 Friday, March 10, 2017

Just to clarify, cheng xiao cried not because of the fried chickenXD she cried during the video message haha

jaja007 Friday, March 10, 2017

Chosunilbo has an article about watchdogs clamping down on slave contracts practiced by major talent agencies.

fireXarmy (Banned) Friday, March 10, 2017

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introverteddeedl  fireXarmy (Banned) Friday, March 10, 2017

heres the thing though; you train for YEARS without knowing if you would ever be able to debut, which is physically tiring. Once youre there you need to worry that your group will never be noticed despite the years of vocal and dance training. Not only that, being a celebrity is mentally tiring, with randoms you have never met telling you online to kys and that you deserve to rot and die. Yes being a regular worker isnt easy, but they both have hardships in their own way.

fireXarmy (Banned) introverteddeedl Friday, March 10, 2017

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ky9999  fireXarmy (Banned) Friday, March 10, 2017

Celebs dont even get to sleep like 3 hours a day, no weekends, no holiday. I am still an intern accountant and there is nothing difficult about my job.

rosyposy  fireXarmy (Banned) Friday, March 10, 2017

There's no need to call someone a retard when they're just stating facts. Yes being a popular celebrity is great but they deal with bulls**t as though they're not even human every day and not being able to even sleep for three hours before their next schedule. Yes being a regular worker and having a regular income is difficult but at least you get your 8 hours sleep, get to be with your family and friends and pursue any hobby you want. They're not even able to do that unless they don't sleep at all or people keep taking pictures of them and have to watch their image, that sounds tiring. So yes they're grateful and everything but they're not free due to their jobs. I think you need to think how much they go through just to make YOU happy everyday.

introverteddeedl  fireXarmy (Banned) Friday, March 10, 2017

people ignoring you means only people who actually know you judge you. Also as a celebrity your career can be over in a blink of an eye, while being a regular worker your careers only over if you stuff it up YOURSELF. Im being realistic, youre simply just comparing the shallow part of what being an idol is and everything a regular worker does. Not to mention once youre a celebrity you will never live in peace, whereas normal people can still go out and have fun without people invading their privacy.

introverteddeedl rosyposy Friday, March 10, 2017

Also to go back to your original post, they ARE grateful for being able to be a celebrity, theyre just revealing hardships about getting there. Maybe you should read the title of the article properly?

rosyposy introverteddeedl Friday, March 10, 2017

Actually, I was sticking up for you and yes I did read the article but I was adding more facts to your statement.

introverteddeedl rosyposy Friday, March 10, 2017

omg sorry i was supposed to comment on fireXarmy, not yours :c sorry! i made 2 mistakes within 10seconds xDD

rosyposy introverteddeedl Friday, March 10, 2017

Oh good! =D Because I was thinking 'this is why I don't comment on articles....' haha

introverteddeedl rosyposy Friday, March 10, 2017

i wouldve deleted it and reposted it but allkpop doesnt let you delete comments lol. So sorry again lol but thanks for backing me up <3 <3

Jojo_Dancer  fireXarmy (Banned) Friday, March 10, 2017

That's your fault. Stop whining and get an education or training so you don't have to be a regular worker. Then you can earn better wages. No one feels sorry for your plight in life.

rosyposy Jojo_Dancer Friday, March 10, 2017

YASSSSS! @Jojo_Dancer

kpoplolita Thursday, March 9, 2017

compared to all chaeyeon doesnt have it that bad right now which is great

kpoplolita Thursday, March 9, 2017

jung chaeyeon knows that her popularity is just starting so i doubt she will toss it away just to go back to school/to school, theres plenty of time for her, but she can multi task if she wants. Recently jin of bts graduated from HS a couple of yrs back and attending college, jungkook recently graduated from HS too, i think ilhoon of btob is joing some academy as well. get established a bit in your career then attend orr u can do part time depending on your schedule availability.

universalkpopfan Thursday, March 9, 2017

Being a celebrity is difficult though.

blackpinkismine universalkpopfan Thursday, March 9, 2017

N also can b amazing as well

LovelySerenity Thursday, March 9, 2017

It's not too late Chaeyeon, you can still attend university :D Poor Solbin, hopefully she feels less insecure now, she's gorgeous and talented and hardworking! And aww Cheng, so sorry :(

lcky1 Thursday, March 9, 2017

cheng xiaos chicken story is heartbreaking i wish somebody would eat MY fried chicken that manager wouldve caught these hands lmao i wouldve been out of the group

knyhll Thursday, March 9, 2017

If I was Cheng Xiao's manager.. I would have her eat that chicken. Then I would let her make a promise to burn as much calories as that which eating the chicken gave.

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