She’s a member of AKB48 who was caught coming out of a male idol’s house. At first people thought she’d be forced to move to one of the sister groups or something not as harsh, but she was made to shave her head (she says it was her idea, but i mean c’mon) and then management uploaded a video of her asking for forgiveness and it’s all so ridiculous. She was also demoted to trainee level, after being in the group for 8 years. So if you could go to their YT channel and flag the video as abusive so YT removes it, that’d be great.
EVERYONE: Please go here and flag this video as abusive content against vulnerable individuals. We need to get this taken off youtube IMMEDIATELY. PLEASE.
I heard about the “scandal” yesterday, but never did I imagine that they would do something like this. That video was one of the most upsetting things I’ve ever seen in my life.
Please report it and spread the word about how wrong it is to do something like this to a poor innocent girl who has done no wrong!
we need to help her omg i feel horrible for her jfc
For those who don’t know this: This kind of thing is common practice in j-pop groups. Japanese culture absolutely does not tolerate anything of this sort in their pop groups. One of my favorite groups, W, got disbanded because one of them was caught smoking.
If you are in a j-pop group and you do anything reminiscent of drugs, violence, smoking, or having any kind of a relation with a man, or even if you sing a line or note wrong or miss a dance step, you are immediately held as a social pariah, and usually ‘demoted’ to the lowest level of the group, if not kicked out completely, and once that happens, good luck trying to get back into the music industry.
This has always unsettled me about j-pop groups. Their music is amazing, but they are held to such an insane standard of perfection. Ever wonder why so many j-pop singers quit or take hiatus due to ‘exhaustion’? It’s because they’re pushed so hard and so far that their bodies and minds eventually break down.
I am, of course, not saying this is okay, it’s absolutely not, but I just want to point out while everyone has their attention on this that every j-pop band in Japan is held to this standard. Given, I have never heard of anyone being forced to shave their head, but this stuff does happen if they get caught.
This is so ridiculous… I’ve seen more things like these happen (remember Aibon), I know of idols who ended up killing themselves for reasons which were not made public (remember Okada Yukiko). These boys and girls aren’t treated like people by their agencies - not only they are human, they are also very young and growing up. Some of their most basic human rights are completely ignored and the punishments for things they are not supposed to do are ridiculously out of scale and completely tyrant in nature. This girl was made to humiliate herself publicly for acting her age. We all know entertainment business is no spring breeze, but this has been going on in Japan for far too long and I don’t know if this debate is open inside their borders or not, but what they do to their idols is extremely cruel and out of proportions.