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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF 21 days ago

SOPA students who were forced to perform by the principal talk pay, parents, and performance

On January 28, it was revealed the principal of the School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA) and his wife forced students to perform at various personal events. Students, who were used for the principal's personal matters, opened up about the events on CBS Radio's 'Kim Hyun Jung's News Show.'

One student stated, "We were also taken to military bases and nursery homes. The students who were taken to the military bases were mostly female students. The teacher said the soldiers like it when we hold their hands or give them hugs. They demanded us to provide physical contact. I was angry."


When asked what they performed for the soldiers, the student revealed, "We performed HyunA's 'Bubble Pop' and 'Lip & Hip.' We exposed our ab area or wore short shorts. We had to walk around and give skinship while dressed like that."

Students revealed they felt uncomfortable in about 5 out of the 10 events in a year.

To the question, "Did you tell your parents?", a student replied, "I don't think my friends did because they know their parents will be upset. I think they kept quiet because they didn't want to upset them while paying expensive tuition (to attend the school)."

The next question asked if they receive any pay for their performance. A student stated, "We found out about the pay after reading the news. We have never been provided practice fee or outfit fees for the performances. We've never even received transportation fees."

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FrankKnowsBest 21 days ago 2
21 days ago

The principal and his wife are sick people.

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Kdevil604 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

they will get fired and hire highshool drop outs to work at their new karaoke bar

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tukowodo (Banned) 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

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pink_oracle 21 days ago 1
21 days ago

Poor kids have essentially been pimped out.

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Great_Turtle 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

Plus their parents were paying a lot to send them there...I find it so morally reprehensible that the principal/school charged them then abused the students by doing this ,plus forcing them to pay for their costumes and transport is just messed up..

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SarangSsang 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

Schools in Korea Are scary!


Poor students, hope the Korean Law would be harsher and stricter so that people would not abuse thier power!

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titouam 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

i feel bad for the students

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joanner22 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

This is crazy, wtf

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Andy_Sanders 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

This is completely unacceptable! No student deserves this kind of treatment. I will stand agaist it untill the end. I want to make some changes that will make life way easier for our students. Offer them a paraphrasing tool, if you want you can try this out and think yourself. I believe that it will help them a lot with their study and will make them feel less harrassed.


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NORM 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

WTH!!! disgusting that they made kids perform Hyuna's songs in short outfits (Love Hyuna's songs, but i dont like it done by underaged kids against their will -_-)


"We have never been provided practice fee or outfit fees for the performances. We've never even received transportation fees."

- if this isnt something related to my school grade, there's no F-ing way i'd show up for this nonsense using my own money.

I hope this couple are never allowed to work with kids.

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nnani 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

This mus really be terrifying to experience. We know the principal and his wife are going to get booted, the question is, who's taking their place? I think the students who have say; who makes then feel happy, respected, comfortable to be around.

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Lillysw 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

is this another sky castle??

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vpriyajr 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

isnt sopa the school were a lot of idols study?

one way or another this news would have been out due to the attention it gets from fans..

hope the principal and his wife get jail for forcing underage kids to do this kind of work.. they need to rot in hell..

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