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9:33 pm - 02/06/2013

“Backstabber!!!” Fan Sends Enraged Message to AKB48's Yukirin for Attending Dating Party


Whether it’s sports teams, animation or girly pop groups, when it comes to fandom, there are distinct levels of dedication. And when the hardest of hardcore fans feels betrayed by the object of their affection, they make it clear. Sometimes, they even record a video message and upload it to YouTube.

Already viewed some 50,000 times, the following video was uploaded yesterday by an enraged AKB48 fan after reading the news that 21-year-old band member Yuki Kashiwagi was allegedly present at a goukon dating party with members of Japan’s Olympic men’s soccer team.

“That’s not so scandalous, is it?” you may ask. Well, let’s find out how this young man feels about the whole affair.

The video starts off fairly sedately with the young man pointing his camera lens at his computer screen which displays images of recent tabloid press articles exposing Kashiwagi’s involvement in the midnight dating party. After a little soul-searching, however, he explodes with anger:

This “scandal” comes just days after fellow AKB48 member Minami Minegishi shaved her head in recompense for having a secret boyfriend- something that goes against the group’s strict code of ethics (as single men infatuated with the band members may not bother spending money on their idols if they’re already taken?). Whether or not we’re witnessing a real fan expressing genuine sentiment in this video is unclear, but AKB48′s fans are renowned for their passion and being outspoken whenever they feel betrayed by “their” band members.

Addressing Kashiwagi as “Yuki-rin” (“rin” is suffix often added to girls’ forenames in order to express closeness and affection, not unlike “chan”), the male fan begins his video by asking calmly, “Is this really you?”

Turning the camera on himself, the forlorn fan addresses Kashiwagi again: ”Is it you? Why do you [AKB48 members] betray us fans like this?”

Looking straight down the lens, he reminds the band member that AKB members are forbidden from dating, before berating her for her uragiri ack-stabbing conduct in attending the dating party.

“Why did you do this? You say ‘I’m different; I don’t do that kind of thing. Follow me around all day- you’ll never see me doing anything bad like that!’ That’s what you said. It doesn’t make sense…”

Seemingly unable to contain his anger, the young man screams at the camera “okashi yo!” (“this isn’t right” or, more literally,”it’s strange”).

A genuinely heartbroken fan or an imaginative attempt at satire?


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thewarpedmelody LOL6th-Feb-2013 02:25 pm (UTC)
turtle_yurippe 6th-Feb-2013 02:48 pm (UTC)
Wait a sec, wasn't she the girl who acted all holier-than-thou about the whole no-dating-business just yesterday?
yukinoo13 6th-Feb-2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
Yes,and that was not a date,just a meal she went with her Manager and didn't know have men there

Kashiwagi’s agency admitted the fact that Kashiwagi joined the party, but insisted that “she wan’t informed that the party had male participants in advance, as well as the porno actress.” while Minegishi’s agency stated “it was not a dating party. We were told that it was a meal meeting with only female participants”
impynymph 6th-Feb-2013 02:53 pm (UTC)

Was she the one who said something about the love ban being necessary, that interview posted a few days ago?

Obviously, if she is then it was just lip service. So she doesn't piss off the crazy fans but, if it is her, I'm amused at the timing of this.

yukinoo13 6th-Feb-2013 03:18 pm (UTC)
she didn't break any rule

Kashiwagi’s agency admitted the fact that Kashiwagi joined the party, but insisted that “she wan’t informed that the party had male participants in advance, as well as the porno actress.” while Minegishi’s agency stated “it was not a dating party. We were told that it was a meal meeting with only female participants”

Edited at 2013-02-06 03:19 pm (UTC)
whited_79 6th-Feb-2013 02:53 pm (UTC)
...And this is why the dating rule should never have been made a clause in the first place. I can't believe they actually didn't have this rule back in 2009-2010.
missnothings 6th-Feb-2013 05:13 pm (UTC)
Wait... they didnt? I thought this had always been a part of their contract.
prismboy 6th-Feb-2013 03:06 pm (UTC)
This is so pathetic.
charisma2 8th-Feb-2013 02:41 am (UTC)
it really is
iusta_rum 6th-Feb-2013 03:19 pm (UTC)
Im sorry, fan kun, Yukirin has a vagina and hormones, and sometimes, they ask us women to date guys.It doesnt mean she is bad, she is just human.

But i (KIND OF)understand why is he angry: Didnt she say she is an angel and (basically)"asexual" because she wants to be the perfect idol??
turtle_yurippe 6th-Feb-2013 03:38 pm (UTC)
This to both of your points. Fans need to stop denying their idols basic human actions (some even seem to think that idols never use the bathroom O_o), and idols and their agencies (!) need to stop lying to the fans.
yukinoo13 6th-Feb-2013 03:22 pm (UTC)
the guy in vid...
ethereal_limbo 6th-Feb-2013 03:26 pm (UTC)
this is embarrassing on all levels. there should be a system in place where fans get forcefully "graduated" from the fandom after being embarrassing.
turtle_yurippe 6th-Feb-2013 03:39 pm (UTC)
royu_kiyo 6th-Feb-2013 03:29 pm (UTC)
Sorry bro but you need an intervention.

Also, Yukirin's cute in that top pic (oh, and I have no problem with her dating. Yeah.).
motoko_n 7th-Feb-2013 04:03 pm (UTC)
I agree with you, she's so cute in that pic. I want the same face please.
berhonyka 6th-Feb-2013 03:37 pm (UTC)
THAT is a forever alone...
turtle_yurippe 6th-Feb-2013 03:40 pm (UTC)
Only because Yukirin cheated on him!111!!! (At least that's probably what he thinks.)
love_keiko 6th-Feb-2013 03:37 pm (UTC)
holdheart 6th-Feb-2013 03:38 pm (UTC)
Such a disgusting sense of entitlement. This idea that an idol owes you something outside of their work needs to end.
aku_rin 6th-Feb-2013 03:46 pm (UTC)
Ahahahahahahaha sorry but AHAHAHAHAHAHA
thingofshadows 6th-Feb-2013 03:51 pm (UTC)
It came off as a deliberately exaggerated joke to me and I got a laugh out of this video (though that's pretty creepy if he was for real).
sonia_san 7th-Feb-2013 12:38 pm (UTC)
And some other JB fans. Let's have them met with a good and meaningfull reunion. Good idea, approved xDv
baboona 6th-Feb-2013 03:57 pm (UTC)
im 99% sure this guy is a flop youtube comedian
rim1789 6th-Feb-2013 04:43 pm (UTC)
Didn't watch nor planning to.

And this keep going on
kushina 6th-Feb-2013 04:44 pm (UTC)
I feel so dirty after watching this.
abuchan 6th-Feb-2013 04:48 pm (UTC)
My reaction... Such a bad and cheap soap opera...
naru_hime 6th-Feb-2013 06:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks to this I just snorted with laughter in a really silent library. Thanks for that :P
queencrystallia 6th-Feb-2013 04:56 pm (UTC)
that guy is probably still unable to get a date and live his life. lol like many more akb48/idol fans in general LMAO
yuui1010 6th-Feb-2013 05:27 pm (UTC)
blackdevil2722 6th-Feb-2013 05:28 pm (UTC)
Hey, let's not stereotype that tons of other AKB48/idol fans are like that. :/
misty__eyed 6th-Feb-2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
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