K-pop’s Obsession With Idol Extreme Diets – How Far Is Too Far? – From 130425

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K-Pop idols are constantly in the spotlight and are under extreme pressure to maintain their looks and lose weight.This is true of both male and female idols. Before debuting, trainees undergo rigorous physical training regiments and are often forced to restrict their diets in an effort to create the perfect figure.Under the constant watch of their management and fans alike, the pressure sometimes can be unbearable. Recently several idols have been the center of attention for their extreme weight loss, but while the efforts of some are praised, others are harshly criticized.

Super Junior’s Kangin says that he has been on a very strict diet since last November reportedly having lost 15kg (about 33lbs) and fan response has been entirely positive.In February the idol tweeted, “Starting from the end of last November…

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