It’s nice to see Korea being so progressive with this issue, selling women in a group buy for Japanese businessmen to bid on.
Such a thing used to be so taboo!
Rookie girl group C-Real will be starting their Japanese career through a route different from their peers. Following their debut showcase, the girls will be putting their future contract up for auction, signing with the label that provides the best conditions.
Unlike other groups who sign with an agency before heading over, the girls will be using the ‘posting system’, a method favored by professional baseball players.
Their showcase will be an opportunity to meet with the Japanese labels, press, and fans, as well as experiment with whether they’re suitable for the market or not. The showcase will be held in Tokyo at the end of January, and internal details are currently being hashed out. Fans will not be allowed to attend – only record label officials.
I can’t possibly be the only one who sees this as an idea that wasn’t quite full thought out.
I mean, besides the fact that the group is irrelevant in Korea, much less Japan, it’s sorta creepy for their company to auction them off, isn’t it?