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Can K-Pop stars have personal lives? Their labels aren't so sure

Sep 22, 2018 - CNN

(CNN) -- If Taylor Swift was a South Korean artist, she would be in deep trouble.

At the height of her fame, the American singer's dating life was a key element of her music, with the smash success of hits like "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" driven in part by the real-life relationship drama that helped inspired them.

Unlike their western counterparts, for whom making their romantic lives public can be a key part of promotional activities (including allegedly staged re...