Numerous defectors from North Korea, including Lee So Yeon a former military musician, have been shedding light on a very dark practice about North Korean cheerleaders.
Known to the world as North Korean Winter Olympics cheerleaders, these girls are have been dubbed the “pleasure squad” by insiders.
Dubbed the “pleasure squad”, they are forced to have sex with members of the political party.
The North Korean Olympic Cheer Squad
The squad members are hand-picked for their beauty. While most of the girls are in their early 20s, there have been some that were even younger. The girls have to go through intensive training once they have been picked (rigorous workouts and beauty regiments) and are monitored 24 hours a day. After they have completed training they are made to perform sex acts.
The girls are picked based on their looks, family background, and loyalty to the political party.
One of the most disturbing things is just how many cheerleaders went to the Olympics. They made up the bulk of North Korea’s Olympic delegation. And while they make it look like everything is just fun and games it was far from it.
“It might seem like a fancy show on the outside [but] they also have to go to parties and provide sexual services. They go to the central Politburo party’s events, and have to sleep with the people there, even if they don’t want it.” — Lee So Yeon
Lee So Yeon also revealed that they are forced to serve with their bodies.
“Those sorts of human-rights infringements take place, where women have to follow what they are told to do with their bodies.” — Lee So Yeon
Nothing is ever as it seems when it comes to North Korea.