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3:46 pm - 02/15/2013

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.


ararat010 16th-Feb-2013 04:20 am (UTC)
It's hilarious how she considers herself an artist when she's considerably less involved (not to mention less skilled) in "artistic" activities (singing, dancing, acting, musical performances, etc...) than your average AKB member. And I'm not even talking about top Senbatsu here.
I can take this argument one step further and point out how they don't even use her actual voice to make songs, which means that the only merit she can objectively claim for herself is just her forced gimmicky image (and it's not even something she came up with on her own). How does that make her different from a bottom-of-the-barrel underground idol, now?

Someone must explain to her that idols and artists are not mutually exclusive and what sets the two categories apart isn't just that one is allowed to get dicks in her fanny at all times. And it's not like being given the dick heightens your artistic skills in some way, either. For all I know, her creative control over what she's made to do or say in public amounts to zilch.

Edited at 2013-02-16 08:48 am (UTC)
okadarei 16th-Feb-2013 12:05 pm (UTC)
the idol thing also depends on who uses the word. I mean, there are agencies that call their acts idols and don't put a dating ban on them if they're old enough to date (since there are people under 16 in those agencies too). It's also a thing of what idol fans thing it can be considered idol or not. There are different views on the matter as well, so even if it got lost in translation, Kyary made an statement that cannot be applied to all the female idols out there in Japan.

I wanna ask you something. My friend told me once that the renai kinshi jorei wasn't there when AKB was founded but that later all the members agreed to take on that bow because the newest generacions were signing under it. Is that correct? You seem to know a lot, so I guess you'll know this for sure.
urubaby21 21st-Feb-2013 09:40 pm (UTC)
nice comment. If I have any akb questions Im coming to you. Be prepared.
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