She is now supposed to rest and not talk for three to four months, to allow her vocal cords to heal. She quickly followed this album with a second, Rouge, which came out in April , selling , copies, and cementing her status as one of South Korea's most popular female dance artists. Their sex photos appeared online in late January and have been the talk of the town since. Baek has certainly fared better than popular actress Oh Hyun Kyung. Activists say the case highlights the double standard that still holds in Korea's conservative society, where unmarried women are expected to keep their sexuality under wraps—at least offstage—while men score points for promiscuity. Two days later, she reportedly underwent vocal cord surgery to remove a cyst that had caused her voice to break during performances. The video had been recorded secretly in a hotel room without Baek's knowledge, and was later used to threaten Baek when she attempted to change her contracted manager at the peak of her career. He told SBS viewers he had not put the graphic footage onto the Net. With a successful debut album, her own radio show and an advertising contract with a Korean shoe company, Baek was on the fast track to stardom. He concedes Baek may not have known that he was filming their tryst. But instead of making herself out to be a 'naive and silly' victim and making a fast exit, the plucky singer put up a fierce fight to stay in showbiz. Call him Korea's Edison Chen. Times Asia said she 'defiantly vowed' to continue singing 'if a single fan wants me to', and her resilient attitude won the support of feminist groups and others. Baek's former manager, Kim Si Won, phoned a live entertainment program on SBS to say the video was genuine and that he was the guy in it throughout the minute clip, he repeatedly pulls down the sheets to make sure the camera gets a clear shot of Baek.