Mir speak out against Jang’s persecutor’s in one of his latest tweets. It is such a controversial subject, and I think it shows integrity on his part to have done so. Don’t you agree?
It should sicken just about anyone with a conscience to hear the reasons behind late South Korean actress Jang Je Yeon’s suicide in 2009. My opinion on Jang’s experiences is that they are not at all isolated. My belief is that it is a rather common occurence in the entertainment industry (no matter what country) and that it is now the time to expose and denounce it publicly. The entertainment industries of the world are known for housing some of the most ruthless people in the world, and so it is no wonder that young, talented and naive artists seeking fame are exploited in order to realize their dreams. Yes I’ll say it again. I think that the entertainment industries house some of the most ruthless, perverted and evil people in the world. I’m not referring to the artists. For them to be ruthless and evil would be too obvious. But rather, I’m referring to the people behind the money-grubbing, sex-saturated entertainment industry: the management companies, record executives, etc.
I will also venture to say that I feel that just about every single successful artist has had to deal with some sort of sexual exploitation and mistreatment. It would be naive to think otherwise. It is an industry “insider secret”. All fellow artists and idols know that when they meet each other, and greet each other, they’ve had to do something they probably didn’t want to to get where they are. I’m sure it is an unspoken understanding that they have with each other. A kinship, a bond, that no one on the outside could ever know about. It’s too shocking, it’s too taboo, but now it’s time to start talking about it. Jang knew that she would probably face alot of ridicule and ostracism if she were alive and had spoken out against her persecutors. So instead, she took her life, knowing that she would finally find peace, but also knowing, that the heated suicide note she left would help to expose the dark aspects of the industry that indeed need to be brought to light.
Of course, I do not expect you all to take my word for it. Please do your own research and let me know what you find (if you haven’t already!). I’ve had some involvement with the entertainment industry and people in it, as well as done extensive research into its inner workings. Needless to say, this industry is not for the faint of heart. I do believe that Jang was among one of the weaker minded that just could not bear what she was tasked to undergo. The artists with the strongest minds and survivial skills are the very ones that have endured to this day. Don’t take such phrases as “the entertainment business is not what you think” or “its not all glamour and glitz” as just empty words. In some aspect, they are probably cries for help.