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8:11 pm - 04/10/2012

Indie idol confesses to her dark past [TRIGGERING: RAPE, SELF HARM, CHILD ABUSE/PEDO, SUICIDE]



An underaged female idol wrote a blog post recently about how she had been raped, also partook in underage drinking, smoking, money-borrowing, and compensation dating. She alleged, “I was forced into his car and then raped.”

This has caused quite a stir on the internet…

The idol in question is Miaan. On April 6th, she wrote a blog entry about what she had experienced thus far as an idol, and that blog entry has been the point of some heated discussions online about the state of the entertainment industry.

[TRIGGERING: RAPE, SELF HARM, CHILD ABUSE/PEDO, SUICIDE]

Miaan wrote about her upbringing, her loneliness, and her experiences in being the victim of bullying. In middle school, she committed self-harm by cutting her wrists because she felt life had no meaning. At the same time, her relationships with her friends also deteriorated.

After that, she fell in love with a host, and borrowed money for him under her name, and was forced to prostitute herself as a result. She suffered a mental breakdown, and she started looking for other means of income through cell-phone dating sites. In writing, the men promised to lend her the money, but in reality, she’d meet up with them and they’d have their way with her, going as far as raping her.

After such a shocking confession, her management agency fired her.

Her ameba page: http://profile.ameba.jp/miaaaan-1109/


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kame_94 11th-Apr-2012 03:37 am (UTC)
How is she not a "real idol"?? Just because someone isn't signed on a big agency, such as Johnnys or Avex, doesn't make them not "idols". An idol is someone or something greatly loved, admired, or revered. And while her agency didn't do this to her, they fired her for speaking out about it. You should be able to express your life experiences (especially if you've made it to a position such as an idol), to show people that even if you are brought down, you can be brought back up. Even if you think life had no meaning, you can find meaning. The fact that you seem to think it's okay for her agency to fire her because she revealed her shocking history is ridiculous. Yes, it's bad PR.. but then it shows which fans are are looking up to the actual idol or to some fake representation of what you want??


Also, if you care about your idols, you want to make sure there is no shady behavior going on behind the scenes. So kind of being concerned or worried about "the dark side of the Entertainment Industry" shouldn't really be looked down upon. Especially because there have been incidents, reportings, and lawsuits over stuff like that (oh yeah, I'm looking at you, Kitagawa). So maybe you shouldn't blow it off as if it doesn't exist.. because then you really are delusional as fuck.
asaphira_sachi 11th-Apr-2012 07:04 am (UTC)
Well, the Japanese's definition of "idol" merely means being media personalities, whether it'd be modeling or TV appearance or any sorts of advertisement.

This isn't answering whether she's a real idol or not, cuz I don't really know her lol, but just saying they re-coined the term "idol", and it doesn't contain that deep of a meaning for Japanese public as it does in the English definition of the word.
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