11:28 am - 03/05/2013
The drama has started, Arashi fans are divided over show cancellation!
As reported earlier, Arashi's show Hitmitsu no Arashi chan is ending soon. Only Sakurai Sho will remain on TBS to co-host a new variety show starting in April.
Rivalry in Johnny's groups are normal such as Nakai and Kimutaku of SMAP, Akanishi and Kamenashi of KAT-TUN. But Arashi is different. They're a very close group. In concerts, they often take break and have drinking session together with all 5 of them. There is an unwritten rule that even if they're in a bad mood, all five of them will form a circle and eat rice together in the dressing room. But when TBS cancelled their show, Arashi fandom is starting to show division. They're starting to question why only Sho is remained at TBS to co-host another show with Hiroyuki Ariyoshi. And they're bashing Sho by saying he's getting fat and showing his fat face on TV. The mental abuse has started. It's all because fans were shocked that their favorite Arashi show is gone.
Let's just hope this is only the fandom reaction and Arashi members still remain as close as they've always been. But it is worrisome that this division may not go in a good driection.
Source: johnnys-watcher translated by 4miu_miu