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Posted by Yaki-Jones Sunday, July 25, 2021

North Korean defector reveals North Korea also has girl groups

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A North Korean defector revealed North Korea also has girl groups. 

On July 25th, the 501st episode of 'Now On My Way to Meet You' was broadcasted on Channel A. During the episode, North Korean defector Kim Keum Hyuk revealed they also had girl groups just like South Korea. He surprised everyone by saying, "Don't be surprised, but there are stage performances just like what Girls' Generation does. 8 to 9 members girl groups in short pants perform on stage." 

He explained the rationale behind North Korea's changing stage performance scenes, "The North Korean party is strengthening its censorship over South Korean culture. Last year, almost 10K students confessed. So while strengthening its cultural sanction, it is showing off that they can also do the same thing and is trying to deter defiance."

He continued, "But the limits are obvious. You can see how every girl group member has the same short hairstyle. They can't ease that restriction. Also, all the lyrics end up praising the ruling party." 



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srideout91
srideout913,250 pts Sunday, July 25, 2021 7
Sunday, July 25, 2021

Something tells me they don’t have a choice to be in those groups and that their contracts are for life not just for seven years. And if they were to try and quit the group they would be killed or sent you a work camp.

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theharshtruth
theharshtruth1,521 pts Sunday, July 25, 2021 0
Sunday, July 25, 2021
At first I wondered why the defector mentioned Girls' Generation exactly(yes I know they are what formed the k-pop today and their influence is in every girl group)then I looked at the clip and I totally see why he said GG exactly. It's like a communist sounding version of Into the new world stage but in the 1980 and more adult like lol North Korea is like 20 years behind 2007

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