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4:26 pm - 02/01/2013

Japanese netizens give their views of Minegishi's scandal and shaving her head



Comments from 2ch.net:

Mura (Imo):
Isn’t this culture of accepting an apology if someone shaves off their hair a bit weird? Especially when there are some people nowadays who do it themselves for the sake of fashion.


Exotic Short-hair (Kanagawa):
Wow, that really is close-cropped w Still, she’s minging.


Mura (Imo):
Akimoto (AKB48 manager): ‘doing something like this would save her from her criticism (with a smirk)’


Snow Lepoard (Iwate):
Close-cropped, hilarious www This has set a good precedent, let’s find out all the scandals and make JKC48.


Turkish Van (Tokyo):
Ha, sacked or not sacked, surely she’d have her hair cut this much.
Nothing left if not in AKB.


Scottish Fold (Yamaguchi):
YouTube is international, a Japanese shame to the world.
It’s just like a girl being a hostage of terrorists and apologizing or something.


Kuro ashi neko(Tochigi):
It’s abuse of human rights not to allow them to have their own romantic relationships I reckon?
They still can’t moan, otherwise they’d be sacked.
Total power harassment preying on the weak, sick eugh.
Fingers crossed Akimoto is going to be punished!


Wildcat (Niwa):
Is this what she gets in return for a quick shag?


Comments from Itai News:

Siam (Kinoko):
Gross wwwwwww Turns me off.


Kodokodo (Yawaraka Ginkou):
The physical punishment at Sakuranomiya high school has been such a big thing in papers and now she’s shaved her head?(゜д゜)


Jaguar (Yawaraka Ginkou):
Close-cropped hair now? SO timely, well setup, AKB is such a business.


Himalayan (Kantou・Koushin'etsu):
Straight after the Judo thing at high school? That’d give the world the strong impression that Japan ignores women’s human rights w.


Kuro ashi neko (Tochigi):
Let’s spread this around the world and see how they feel about it. Westerners would definitely find it weird.


Munchkin (Tokyo):
She’s 20, she only shagged a guy, she didn’t have to shave her head. Surely she’d have kept shagging him if it hadn’t been revealed by the media.


Andean cat (Tokyo):
Awful. It’s just abuse, isn’t it? Does this make her fans any happy?


Hyou (Xinjiang Uygur Territory):
It suits her. Better looking now.


Spain Lynx (Ibaraki):
What about telly? Can she still make appearances?


Kiji Tora (Tokyo):
They’re more like a religious organisation now w


Black (Chiba):
It’s going way too far to make her do this.


Suna Neko (Kyoto):
This is a human rights matter now. The Japanese media is bloody useless and I don’t suppose they can’t recognise what they’ve done or atone for it until they get forced to by external pressure.


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umbrellaphone 1st-Feb-2013 09:30 pm (UTC)
Overall I approve the netizen responses, esp. the last one.
mighty_orange 1st-Feb-2013 09:33 pm (UTC)
There you go. I wanna c/p some of these and reblog/tweet/leave it in a tumblr ask/print it and send it in a letter to all fans going "well, western media doesn't get it!!1 It's a ~*~cultural~*~ issue".
goto 1st-Feb-2013 09:50 pm (UTC)
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k3rin 1st-Feb-2013 09:47 pm (UTC)
netizens are so right on this
her shaving her head did not help anyone at all
only made it a bigger deal and gave more attention to the scandal... but at least it suits her
taylorniw 1st-Feb-2013 09:51 pm (UTC)
What high school thing are they talking about?
liime_arix 1st-Feb-2013 09:55 pm (UTC)
The one where the coach beat a student/the captain of the basketball team and the boy later committed suicide. http://www.japancrush.com/2013/stories/student-commits-suicide-after-corporal-punishment-by-coach.html
giddytron 1st-Feb-2013 09:54 pm (UTC)
for some reason i can't really get over how british the translations are lmao
liime_arix 1st-Feb-2013 09:59 pm (UTC)
I think the person who runs the site is probably British lol.
age_of_green 1st-Feb-2013 09:55 pm (UTC)
Glad that the younger Japanese folk aren't standing for this BS.

OT, but I tried to post a comment on 2ch, but they blocked my ISP because it wasn't Japanese? I didn't know that it was region locked.
umbrellaphone 1st-Feb-2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
Yup, it's been like that, even proxies won't work.
dori_liv 1st-Feb-2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
I've never cared at all for AKB48 and don't know the members, but that video and all the screencapped pictures and heartbeaking
scubajr 2nd-Feb-2013 05:40 pm (UTC)
mte.
nalty7 1st-Feb-2013 10:28 pm (UTC)
"Fingers crossed Akimoto is going to be punished!"

such a beautiful comment!

Edited at 2013-02-01 10:28 pm (UTC)
asth77 1st-Feb-2013 10:37 pm (UTC)
so I just watched the video...
Zico, and now her.
I am sorry, there are cultural acts I can't understand nor approved.
Give me a break. Is that fucking real?
missnothings 1st-Feb-2013 10:55 pm (UTC)
Omg that comment about terrorists. Not even gonna lie, when I first saw the video, it did remind me of a hostage of a terrorist begging for their life. Not that I'm comparing the two situations at all, but that was the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw it.
lanysakurai 1st-Feb-2013 11:05 pm (UTC)
The agency made her shave or it was her idea?
If it was hers, she made the situation even worse.
If it was the agency, then well... Japan still surprises me.

Foreign newspapers talking about this it's just a big mess, I dont even want to hear their comments.
ethereal_limbo 2nd-Feb-2013 12:00 am (UTC)
it was solely hers. there have been girls who had more incriminating evidence against them than miichan and none of them shaved their head.

Edited at 2013-02-02 12:13 am (UTC)
haimazn 1st-Feb-2013 11:40 pm (UTC)
shag shag shagging all she did was shag him
urubaby21 2nd-Feb-2013 05:57 am (UTC)
you're having too much fun with that word.
asweetsymphony 1st-Feb-2013 11:41 pm (UTC)
There is a distinction between wotas and Japanese citizens. By the way, anyone knows how the mainstream audience is taking it? I think these kind of actions is very alienating to casual fans tbh.
misty__eyed 2nd-Feb-2013 12:01 am (UTC)
The mainstream audience, so fans/wotas? Very well from my experience, some too think that it's too far that she shaved her head or don't like the video but understand if she wanted to speak out.

Many Miichan oshi still support her. A lot of the comments on G+ were supportive of her and all over.

Edited at 2013-02-02 12:05 am (UTC)
sergel02 2nd-Feb-2013 02:09 am (UTC)
That allusion to a religious organization seemed a bit true to a point. It seems like how they, and other idol companies, operate. Which is kinda sad.

I still think a simple demotion would have been fine. I wonder what would happen if a 48 girl ended up pregnant.
flightbyzephyr 2nd-Feb-2013 04:19 pm (UTC)
Well using H!P as a guide I guess she would just graduate and shotgun marry the guy.
johnnypenn 2nd-Feb-2013 02:35 am (UTC)
I think it's a stupid rule that group has. I wouldn't have shaved my head but I would have done something to show how sorry I was to be caught out with my boyfriend. I suppose I am just cynical. But I think she's more sorry about being caught by the paparazzi than anything. And I suppose she decided to shave her hair because it was an asset to her and she had to make sure that whatever she did was radical to cover for getting caught out with her boyfriend.

I suppose I just don't believe she's sorry at all and is just trying to distract with this hair shaving thing.
love323able 2nd-Feb-2013 05:09 am (UTC)
for me it was more like a desperate attempt to stay in akb. she wanted to stay baddly. and she did what she had to do

Edited at 2013-02-02 05:31 am (UTC)
thatbananayes 2nd-Feb-2013 02:46 am (UTC)
I'm not sure how agreeable it is, but this is my feeling on the matter. It's from my tumblr. Uh. Anyway~

Miichan wouldn’t have felt cutting her hair was appropriate if it wasn’t for the rule in the first place. I love AKB48, but really? Stop defending it by saying “This is normal for idols and scandals! She did it herself!” tbqh. It wouldn’t have happened to her had the rule not been the way it is. She wouldn’t have felt the need to cut her hair. I get the rule, but saying it’s just “one of those idol things” annoys me to no end.
msgrottesca 2nd-Feb-2013 07:06 am (UTC)
AHAHAHAH I was reading this comment going, "Hm, this person types just like Logan! So weird. Freak." And. Then I saw the screen name.

A+, your mother approves.
rim1789 2nd-Feb-2013 03:56 am (UTC)
It was on french TV and many newspapers.
urubaby21 2nd-Feb-2013 05:53 am (UTC)
I'm back. Lol, I saw this and wanted to post it.
Glad to see that the kids at 2chan are sane. This is actually what most fans are feeling. Sadly the insane ones with evident problems ended up being the loudest and turned what was certainly nothing into something way tooo big.
sufafiori 2nd-Feb-2013 06:28 am (UTC)
I'm just sitting here in Sydney watching one of our local news stations and even they've run a piece on. Amazing!
baka_tenshi 2nd-Feb-2013 07:19 am (UTC)
i really do think that this is sincere and coming straight from her and not the company. if she didn't care about akb, she would have done the mikitty route and PEACED out. this is her way of expressing her shame.

the contracts are wrong - they shouldn't be not allowed to date whomever they want because the poor wotas can't handle their idol being with their choice of men lover. wouldn't they want them to date because it'd show that even they fall in love with average/celebrities guys/girls? don't they want them to be happy?

i really do like that the comments posted here from the netizens aren't slut shaming her - which is the last thing she needs, to be honest. i mean, i don't doubt there are assholes slut shamming her because she wanted to have sex with her boyfriend. and i do hope that this will incite a change in all and future contracts in the idol industry (it's a shot in the dark, but you never know until you try).

Edited at 2013-02-02 07:20 am (UTC)
ohprecioustime 2nd-Feb-2013 07:45 am (UTC)
I wonder if she feels bad because she made this situation ten times worse
kanaala 2nd-Feb-2013 08:11 am (UTC)
They’re more like a religious organisation now

ngl, this made me laugh so much. lol
nozomi_chi 2nd-Feb-2013 11:03 am (UTC)
Sorry, but putting this video on the net is really cruel and mean. I guess not she uploaded that video and that she doesn't wanted that too. Massacres more then that its really cruel and not human-like.

In Japan is right now the biggest news about that and nearly everybody is talking bad about AKBs company and management, because AKB stuffs are using AKB members to just get money.

I'm so sorry for her, but I guess she'll be forever mentally ill, she gonna be isolated and she'll get afraid going out again. Same as Mitsumune Kaoru. I red in the past few weeks that she has anorexia and she can't stand on her own legs. She is always sitting on a wheelchair or lying on the bed.

Actually I am not an AKB fan but, they are really poor and I think no wonder why they get sick, cos they have a lot of presser from theirs maneger... :/
koichiko 2nd-Feb-2013 11:35 am (UTC)
Honestly, the shaving is only such a tiny part of the problem.
The fact that she thought she had to do this to redeem herself for something as normal as having a boyfriend - that's truly terrifying.
clothilde 3rd-Feb-2013 11:05 am (UTC)
exactly
sawsan88 2nd-Feb-2013 01:19 pm (UTC)
Oh god when I look at the two picture :(

It just breaks my heart......
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