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There’s a sinister side to life in North Korea’s cheerleading squad
NORTH Korea’s “army of beauties” cheerleaders have garnered global attention at the Winter Olympics. But one defector says there’s a sinister part to being in the squad.
THERE has been much coverage of North Korea’s cheerleaders throughout the Winter Olympics.
The famed “army of beauties” squad garnered a huge amount of attention, with South Koreans admiring their fashion sense and appearance.
The cheerleaders are reportedly the results of a careful selection process in North Korea, screened for their family backgrounds, looks, skills and loyalty to the ruling Workers’ Party.
But according to a former North Korean soldier, there’s a sinister side to the glamorous roles they undertake.
Lee So-yeon, 42, was a military musician in North Korea who fled the reclusive country 10 years ago.
She told Bloomberg that outside of their public duties, they are expected to provide sexual services regardless of whether they want to or not.
“North Korea’s art troupe came here and performed with dances and songs, and it might seem like a fancy show on the outside,” she told Bloomberg. “However, they also have to go to parties and provide sexual services, that sort of pain also follows.
“They go to the central Politburo party’s events, and have to sleep with the people there, even if they don’t want it. Those sorts of human rights infringements take place, where women have to follow what they are told to do with their bodies.”