In a recent video uploaded to the YouTube account of former STELLAR member Minhee, she’s joined by former group mate Gayoung to answer questions from fans and netizens.
One thing that stood out to many is the answer to the question about how much money they made as members of STELLAR, which was … not much.
“But if you add up all of the profits that we made over the 7 years … it wouldn’t even add up to 10 million won (~$9,000 USD) per member.”
Gayoung went on to say that they weren’t paid correctly either.
“We honestly never got paid correctly before … many people think, ‘You guys booked a lot of events, and made a lot of money. That should be good enough. Stop cosplaying as a victim.’ I don’t care what other people may think, but we didn’t make as much profit as they think we did. We never got paid correctly.”
Minhee then said that towards the end they didn’t get paid at all.
“During the end, our agency struggled financially, so they stopped paying us … at all. That’s how we disbanded.”
Given how shady The Entertainment Pascal has always been, this definitely doesn’t come as a surprise.
While I assume living expenses and all that were taken care of, dedicating seven years of your life to something and coming away with less than like working a part-time job has to be rough.