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5 Ok-Pop Agencies Disagree With New Bill Designed To Protect Minors From Being Overworked


In a joint assertion the companies requested for the deletion of the particular clause.

In a shocking flip of occasions, 5 distinguished associations within the Korean popular culture industry have expressed their disagreement with a new bill aimed at protecting underage celebrities from being overworked.

The Korea Entertainment Producer’s Association, Korea Entertainment Management Association, Recording Industry Association of Korea, Record Label Industry Association of Korea, and Korea Music Content Association issued a press release earlier at present urging for the deletion of the clause that strengthens laws on underage celebrities’ work hours.

BABYMONSTER, set to debut quickly, has six underage members. | YG Entertainment

The “Lee Seung Gi Crisis Prevention Act” is an modification to the Popular Culture Art Industrial Development Act, impressed by the authorized tussle between singer and actor Lee Seung Gi and his former company, Hook Entertainment, over unpaid earnings.

This new act mandates that entertainment companies reveal the main points of their revenue settlement, which is designed to safeguard popular culture artists from unfair therapy. Thankfully, the 5 named associations do absolutely help the clauses that require transparency in accounting and funds to keep away from an identical disaster to that confronted by Lee Seung Gi.

Lee Seung Gi | tvN

However, they’ve additionally expressed concern that together with different considerations within the “Lee Seung Gi Law” may hinder the development of the Ok-Pop industry. In specific, the associations are arguing that the extra stringent and detailed limits on underage stars’ work hours may probably impede their actions.

The revision limits work hours for teenage celebrities by subdividing age limits, which turns a blind eye to actuality… [It’s] a invoice to hinder the popular culture industry from advancing.

— The entertainment associations on their joint assertion

Newjeans’ Hyein debuted at solely 14 years outdated. | @newjeans_twt/Twitter

Previously, the regulation allowed popular culture artists beneath 15 to work a most of 35 hours per week, and people aged 15 and above to work as much as 40 hours till they hit 19. However, the brand new laws are extra particular. For instance, artists beneath 12 can now work a most of 25 hours per week and 6 hours per day. Those between 12 and 15 can work as much as 30 hours per week and 7 hours per day, and people 15 and older can work a most of 35 hours per week and 7 hours per day.

The 5 organizations preserve that they’ve at all times complied with the earlier regulation’s restrictions on working hours for youngsters beneath 15 however say that these further laws may trigger points.

Additional laws are pointless and can restrict the actions of idol teams, which include members of varied ages. It will weaken the competitiveness of the popular culture industry.

— The entertainment associations on their joint assertion

IVE’s Wonyoung debuted in IZ*ONE at solely 14 years outdated. | @ditto_wy/Twitter

In response, the organizations have known as for the elimination of the age restrict clause and are requesting an open dialogue concerning the opposite clauses of the act.

Other components of the revision to guard younger celebrities from mistreatment additionally included a ban on extreme administration of look, coercion into harmful actions, verbal and bodily abuse, and neglecting college.

You can discover extra particulars in regards to the invoice right here:

New Bill To Protect Underage K-Pop Idols Approved By Ministry Of Culture

Source: Korea JoongAng Daily

Content Source: www.koreaboo.com


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