The “you need allies to survive” is an explicit threat and a pretty good sign someone isn’t an ally. They’re basically threatening to withdraw their support for your basic humanity and survival if you don’t lick their boots.
Something to keep in mind.
Idols aren’t toys, you don’t replace them when they break or aren’t good enough, or throw them away when you don’t want them anymore. They’re not money makers or dress up dolls, they’re humans with real emotions and lives outside of the entertainment industry.