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The Weird and the Weary

Jan 14, 2020

Idols exist in all forms but one of the most prevalent in today's society is that of the music icon, the bright star that rises high and sometimes crashes hard for all the neck-craning, amateur smartphone videographers to catalogue and gawk at on social media. Sorry, had a "get off my lawn" moment. Anyway, South Korea is home to many treasures such as kimchi and of course, K-Pop. But behind the scenes lies some disturbing truths about what lies behind closed doors and closed lips. Enter a sordid tale as we briefly touch on the Burning Sun Scandal aka Burning Sun Gate (really, can we please do something beyond Nixon?) and the sad deaths of two beloved Stars, Sulli and Goo Hara, beautiful souls with demons too powerful for them to endure; the hatred and viciousness of cruel individuals. Check out this maudlin tale of the Burning Sun, Tortured Souls. The Weird. The Weary. And everything possible in between....