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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Reveals Thoughts On Minami Minegishi Scandal




Kyary Pamyu Pamyu was a guest on the French television program "Le Petit Journal" while visiting the country for her world tour "100%KPP WORLD TOUR 2013". During the show, the singer discussed the Minami Minegishi scandal that captured international interest.

"In the Japanese idol world, they are very strict about relationships. It's like in return for male fans' support, idols keep out of relationships and love, devoting themselves to their jobs as idols," Kyary stated when asked about the scandal.

The singer explained that she could love freely and openly since she wasn't an idol, distinguishing herself as a true artist. She criticized idols as people who act a certain way to get men to notice them.

"In my opinion, and idol's job is to suck up to men and do what they can to get their attention. What I do though is something guys will never love. What I'm doing is more like an artist than an idol," she said.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's world tour brought her to Europe during the beginning of February. The singer will be returning to Japan for more performances before traveling internationally once again.


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kotomichi wall of text16th-Feb-2013 02:09 am (UTC)
lol i'm gonna sound like such a kyary apologist but idt she was criticizing idols/trying to be a special snowflake at all?? the second part sounds kind of iffy, but i think she meant to explain the difference between female idols and herself, rather than criticize idols tbh. like idols' cutesy image is supposed to cater to guys which is why it's more "sexy innocent school girl"-ish whereas her cutesy image is for herself and not to attract male fans, plus it's more "little girl cute" rather than "sexy cute" so it isn't something typically liked by guys (even though there are obvs guys that like it but idk if she's aware she has a lot of male fans, as well...). hence what she's doing is more like what regular artists do, and not what idols do.

or maybe i'm just talking out of my ass oop~~ idk tho, kyary doesn't really strike me as the kind of person that shits on others but then again, it's not like i know her personally
45s 16th-Feb-2013 02:23 am (UTC)
The part where she distances herself from idols and calls herself a real artist over idols doing more or less the same thing she does is why ppl are groaning lol

She's right about everything else but could have left out that bit.
kotomichi 16th-Feb-2013 02:29 am (UTC)
she doesn't actually call herself a "true" or "real" artist tho? that's what the article says, but not the translation (although i'd love to hear what she actually says in japanese). that's what i partly what i meant with my comment, like her cutesy image is for herself, not to cater to guys, thus what she's doing is more "artist" (since artists have that sort of ~artistic freedom) than "idol".

but tbf there's a good chance i'm reading way too much into this lol

Edited at 2013-02-16 02:29 am (UTC)
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