Posted by germainej AKP STAFF Friday, October 4, 2019

'Idol School' trainees reveal harsh conditions participants underwent


MBC's 'News Desk' covered the harsh conditions the participants of Mnet's 'Idol School' had to go through.

'Idol School' is already facing allegations of vote rigging and unfair advantages, and on the October 4th episode of 'News Desk', trainees revealed they were forced to endure harsh conditions when they lived in a dormitory together during the filming of the show. One participant claimed the trainees were not given adequate winter clothing, stating, "We had to go through winter with summer clothes. We would say to each other, 'This is what the military probably feels like.' Seriously for 6 months, we were dying of cold wearing summer outfits. We were always shaking because we were cold." 

Another 'Idol School' participant claimed the trainees weren't allowed to attend school on a regular basis. She alleged, "They allowed us to go to school one or two times a month." The same trainee claimed all the trainees were often hungry during their time on the show, stating, "We would hide [food] in our hats and underwear, and we would take it all out of our underwear and eat it together like we were homeless."

Mnet's 'Idol School' is a 2017 reality survival show that aimed to create a 9-member girl group out of 41 female participants, who were trained in singing and dancing.

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vaish188066 pts Friday, October 4, 2019 0
Friday, October 4, 2019

I absolutely hate these type of survival shows, be it idol school or produce 101 or whatever other show is there. I think we all kinda knew all along how the final positions were rigged, and how fans complain every single time when such shows end. Plus I find it absolutly wrong to find entertainment in seeing others dreams be crushed. Out of all these people only a few used to make it, but what about the others. And now this, ironic how they weren't even provided basic necessities when the company earned from making their lives miserable. I honestly just want such shows to stop already. It's already difficult to put yourself out like that being a trainee and working so hard, they shouldn't be put through such humiliation.



greenbird5,601 pts Friday, October 4, 2019 0
Friday, October 4, 2019

and all of that only to get your spot at the final line stolen



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