08 Dec '11, 2am

Sick of K-pop cult: Hallyu Wave is no more than clone-like stars, manufactured sounds and weepy fans

Sick of K-pop cult: Hallyu Wave is no more than clone-like stars, manufactured sounds and weepy fans

K-pop idol group TVXQ performs at the Hallyu (Korean Wave) Dream Festival in Gyeongju, south-east of Seoul on Oct 3, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS By Adeline Chia, Culture Vulture In David Mitchell's 2004 novel Cloud Atlas, there is a futuristic segment set in Korea where a corpocracy rules the land. Advances in bioengineering have allowed human creatures called fabricants to be bred as workers. Physically, they are perfect specimens - with identical, beautiful faces but without any higher consciousness. When they run out the course of their productive lives, they are destroyed. I found this section of the book particularly disturbing. It is a chilling study of how a capitalist totalitarian society exploits the weak and turns humans into robots for money. Everything looks happy on the surface but beneath, it's maggots and rotten meat. Recently, I got a taste of Mitchell's dystop...

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