Arama They Didn't

1:25 am - 02/01/2013

Shirahama Alan’s agency releases statement regarding Shukan Bunshun’s report

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On January 31, LDH the agency fo GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE’s Shirahama Alan, released a short statement regarding Shukan Bunshun’s report about his relationship with AKB48’s Minegishi Minami.

According to their comment, “We leave his private life up to him. He told us that they were nothing more than just good friends.

Shunkan Bunshun reported that Minegishi spent the night at Shirahama’s place, on the latest issue published on the 31st. It caused Minegishi’s demotion to Kenkyuusei, and she also posted an apology video on AKB48’s official YouTube channel with a shaved head.

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 I hope more agencies would become like LDH in regards of dating rules. Thank you HIRO-papa <3

Edit: Wow those angry wotas hating on him. Some fans need to understand that he didn't do anything wrong nor is he able to fix anything. They should also stop calling him a coward with no balls who doesn't support his friend. You don't know what happened in private.

xxxratedcunt 31st-Jan-2013 10:45 pm (UTC)
Well, sincerely I think that, considering is a subject about him, the best thing he could do was talk about it himself and not just let his agency do it.

Even if he didn't do something wrong, it's chauvinistic to let the woman carry with all the responsibility of their actions - Miichan might broke the rules for idols, yet, why cannot him say anything? You're right that it wouldn't help at all (and maybe I'm wrong for thinking this), but a real man would at least open his mouth (especially when his agency is relatively liberal).

And I'm leaving aside that I'm fan of the 48 groups, my opinion is taking basis in the fact I'm a woman and if problem came with seeing someone, it would be good to know he addresses the subject HIMSELF. Because an scandal (in this case) is made by two people.

phantomyume 31st-Jan-2013 11:12 pm (UTC)
He did, he tweeted about it. He said she stayed over and that they're friends. And that he feels sorry.

Though then, when you think about it, it might very well be that he's not allowed to address it himself.

Whether or not I'm more of a fan from one group than another, I feel for both of them. They never did anything wrong.

Edited at 2013-01-31 11:14 pm (UTC)
umbrellaphone 31st-Jan-2013 10:52 pm (UTC)
LDH isn't an idol agency, there's prolly more leeway in terms of rules.
xxxratedcunt 31st-Jan-2013 11:00 pm (UTC)
Yes, I just read that and understand.

But, why go on with something that might hurt the other person? I mean, if they were friends, this fuzz would've been avoided: being free to date or see anyone means lot of possibilities and even if the girl affected was the daughter of store clerk (for saying an example), that doesn't mean Aran shouldn't state something on his own and at least say HIMSELF that Minami is/was his friend.

If he's not an idol, then (in my opinion) is more reason to release his own statement and not let the agency do it; same happened months ago when Masuda Yuka left. Yes, she was ready to graduate AKB48, yet she took the whole responsibility of everything, when the man involved remained quiet.

The career itself doesn't change the fact that the woman is the one who takes all the damage while he keeps his head up. That's what upsets me the most...

(Hope to have explained myself correctly, English is not my first language. Sorry!)
blackdevil2722 31st-Jan-2013 11:18 pm (UTC)
This whole incident is just very unfortunate. I don't think Miichan/AKB wotas should hate on him, nor try to drag him down and hope to see him go through some sort of punishment. It could be exactly like he'd told his agency, that he and Miichan were nothing more than good friends. You don't necessarily need to be lovers to spend a couple of hours at a male friend's home.

All that is obvious is...Miichan was at the losing end from the start. She's the idol, she's the one with all these relationship rules, and she should've known better. It's all just really sad and unlucky :(
kerplunk 31st-Jan-2013 11:30 pm (UTC)
I bet he already feels so bad at the fact that she got demoted, and resulted to shaving her head. I hope this doesn't completely ruin any relationship (be it romantic or otherwise) they have.




xists_09 31st-Jan-2013 11:40 pm (UTC)
Even if I love Miichan way more than the guy, but I agree some of the fans are ridiculous for painting him as the devil here. He did nothing wrong except for being 'friends' with a girl who have a love-ban rule. So why should HE be the one apologizing when he didn't break anyone's trust nor any rules?

Some people are just too invested in their love towards their idols that they can't see it in a more logical manner. *shakes head*
urubaby21 1st-Feb-2013 07:23 am (UTC)
"Some people are just too invested in their love towards their idols that they can't see it in a more logical manner. *shakes head*"

So true and so sad.

kawaii_beela 31st-Jan-2013 11:45 pm (UTC)
im not really familiar with either of them but no one except them knows if they even had sex!! just cuz she stayed over doesnt mean anything!! it really sux that men and women in the idol/entertainment world cant be friends without creating a huge scandal

Edited at 2013-01-31 11:47 pm (UTC)
foreverstorm90 31st-Jan-2013 11:54 pm (UTC)
It's not just about sex.
The stupid rule prevents "DATING" itself.
megamisama_ann 31st-Jan-2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
Shaved head. OMG :(
I feel so sad regarding Mi-chan to shave her hair :((

She was teary and agony according to video her company posted also :(


I dont feel like Alan will face difficult problems, no worries at all.

But a shaved head for woman...for woman idol..for akb...:(
citrine047 31st-Jan-2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
We leave his private life up to him.

BAM!RIGHT IN YOUR FUCKING FACE, AKI-P.

misty__eyed 31st-Jan-2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
She didn't break a rule as a human but as a idol. She's been in AKB seven years so she knew the rule unfortunately she got caught. Because she felt ashamed, loves AKB (and the things it represents which is to some extent the outdated idea on purity)

She gets demoted.

She felt ashamed because of all that. Because of that she shaves her head. What happens to the guy? Nothing.

That isn't right.

It takes two to tango.

Edited at 2013-01-31 11:56 pm (UTC)
taylorniw 31st-Jan-2013 11:59 pm (UTC)
Why should he be punished, though? His agency leaves his private life to him.
liime_arix 1st-Feb-2013 12:18 am (UTC)
I keep wanting them to have a shoujo moment and keep in contact and him telling her it's alright and he still loves her and won't give up on her. Of course that's probably not going to happen, but at least I can dream.
myharu 1st-Feb-2013 12:43 am (UTC)
I'll be surprised if he doesn't cut ties tbh. I have little to no hope for men in these situations *misandry gif*
chibix3 1st-Feb-2013 12:27 am (UTC)
maybe the wotas feel like parents like "you impregnated my daughter you WILL marry her"

not saying miichan is preggers or anything.
nozo_rin 1st-Feb-2013 01:16 am (UTC)
Now THAT would be really interesting...
watermist216 1st-Feb-2013 01:29 am (UTC)
So...Arama scandal of the year? Or is it too early to tell (seeing how it's only January)?
foreverstorm90 1st-Feb-2013 01:33 am (UTC)
Blink and it's December.
raatkerani 1st-Feb-2013 02:06 am (UTC)
I love this kind of agency. It treats its workers as real human being. In a way, I always respect non-idol agencies because of it.

Is there anyone who can explain further the details of "not dating policy"? I mean, a man and a woman seen walking together can also be called scandal in Japan. And why do people accuse them of being in a relationship? Dating does not always mean they are. Although in Japan there's an unspoken rule of 3 dates means they are in a relationship.</p>

In this case, I say that unless she was dragged by force or drugged, it's her own fault that she got demoted when she got caught in a scandal. If she entered the guy's house by her own conscience and in full consciousness, then she has full responsibility on what she has done. She's an idol, she cannot be tarnished, I think she has been drilled by that rule, so she should know and understand the consequences.

I always think that agencies with no-dating policy is stupid, but I think fans who think they own an artist just because they buy merchandise and in the fanclub are stupider. And especially fans who never buy anything and think they own the idol just because they "love" them.

smilinglove 1st-Feb-2013 02:18 am (UTC)
i find something fishy here. cuz' why he keeps saying that they were only friends when she ALREADY in a VIDEO shaves her head, and she is punish to become a trainee again, i don't follow to close AKB, i don't like their songs but seriously seeing this is like.... too much for me. He should said the truth. they were a couple. the other thing was why she didn't wait until he release a statement? either way... im a woman and im on her side. she is so young GOD!! that's not fair!!!!
hana_ra 1st-Feb-2013 02:28 am (UTC)
If he said they were couple in public,I think she will be asked to leave her agency and not just down to trainee girl .Being trainee or main,they not allowed to date. is she ready to leave the popularity and her friends just because want together with him?If she ready she will just leave and not shaves her head like that to make it more complicated.
eevaleena 1st-Feb-2013 02:43 am (UTC)
I feel like, ever since the 'scandal' broke out, the comment here (towards Alan and Miichan) were nicer than it is on TokyoHive. I feel like banging my head reading the comments over there. Like, seriously.

Anyways, just wanna wish both of them a best luck in the whole world. I'm not going to take sides, as I'm not a fan of both group/alan or Miichan. But as much as people sees this 'punishment' is unfair to her, we gotta admit that it's because of his agency didn't have dating-ban policy that he got away with it. But, I sincerly hope that he did send message or call her or offers any kind of consolation. One can only hope.
citrine047 1st-Feb-2013 06:39 am (UTC)
lol, duuuude. y u pay attention to comments on TH... O_o.
that place is full of weaboos XD
berripie 1st-Feb-2013 02:58 am (UTC)
This makes me feel sick because it reminds me of those women in WWII who got publicly shamed and got their heads shaved because they were accused of having relationships with Nazi soldiers.
elizajet 1st-Feb-2013 05:27 am (UTC)
oh my gosh I never thought about that, but this does have a sickening echo of treatments like that. Or women who were accused of being prostitutes having their hair cut off in the town square, things like that.

Anything that tarnishes their "purity" results in having their "femininity" stripped away (aka their hair). Eeugh, got chills there.
alli07x3 1st-Feb-2013 04:12 am (UTC)
hiro's tooooo chill lol seems like a nice agency though!
they don't seem to mind too much! :D
baboona 1st-Feb-2013 05:11 am (UTC)
idol culture (especially akb48) is degrading, smh @ that money-hungry pedo akimoto for perpetuating this shit
myharu 1st-Feb-2013 06:41 am (UTC)
well first of all the idol business in general is money hungry, please tell me at least one idol company that's "in it for the music" and seeing how the average idol in any country starts out in their teens, I'm guessing (by your logic) everyone that managed them are pedos

Edited at 2013-02-01 06:42 am (UTC)
urubaby21 1st-Feb-2013 07:33 am (UTC)
I always did love Hiro even if he looks like a waxy creep.
lilly0 1st-Feb-2013 07:47 am (UTC)
Wotas should hate on AKB management and agency, not on Alan. THEY were the ones who demoted her and made her feel ashamed of her own sexuality (if there even was something going on)

It would already be a huge step forward if female idols got similar 'rights' as male idols. As long as a male idol is debuted and legal-aged, girl scandals actually are used to promote a new single etc. As long as the guy doesn't marry (though that's one of the not-so-good points...why can't a 35-year-old idol not marry?) or make out in public, he can at least go out and flirt. It sometimes seems like a specific balance: Male idols should sell the image of being available to fangirls BUT at the same time they shouldn't stick with the 'pure' image - after all no girl wants what no one else wants. Being available and at the same time giving the image that you are wanted and manly.

Not saying everytihng is goody and perfect for male j-idols, but it's a lot better for them than for the female idols.

Edited at 2013-02-01 07:51 am (UTC)
urubaby21 1st-Feb-2013 07:59 am (UTC)
Also, I don't get why he has to apologize. Considering the attitude of his kickass management, his contract probably mentions something like "you can fuck as many people as physically possible for you, but please don't tell us any of your stories because we honestly don't care". Yea, there's a line like that somewhere in there.
Anyways, this whole thing seems to have blown out of proportion and is a bigger deal because of dumbtastic fans. All accusations seem to be assumed rather than actually confirmed.
According to Alan, they were never dating, but who knows that could be him just covering up for the sake of both him and Minami, or they never were dating and are indeed just friends. Whatever the truth is, in the end it shouldn't really matter to any rational person living their own lives who uses these people just for entertainment purposes. All that should matter is that they keep doing what they do to entertain us, and the rest shouldn't matter.
I just really hate obsessive fans, like a lot.
Probably the wrong article for my little rant. The only reason I really care is because I'm a fan of this guy and he entertains me a lot and I want to keep seeing more of him, and I hope none of this effects his career, because even if the management doesn't care, fans are an entire different story.
vanlindda90 1st-Feb-2013 09:35 am (UTC)
Honestly, this was both her and his fault. She knew the rules and of course staying overnight at any male friend's house would lead to a scandal if caught. It's not the first time any of us are hearing this from any celebrity. It's sad that she feels that she had to shave her head to prove anything. As a girl, I know that a girl's hair is everything to their appearance. I feel for her =/

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