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11:58 am - 06/27/2011

Update on HSJ and making headlines everywhere

Hey!Say! underage member smoking, entertainment activities stopped indefinitely


Official statement:
Today, there are some news articles, which we validated with Morimoto Ryutaro himself. He admits that he has smoked out of curiosity on several occassions before. Although he is very sorry for his behaviour and in self-scrutiny, however underage smoking as a violation of the law is common knowledge and an unacceptable behaviour. Our company has always placed emphasis on educating them in this regard. To face the facts, from now on, Morimoto will cease all of his activities in the entertainment field indefinitely.
We sincerely apologize for the trouble caused to all fans and related persons.
-Johnnys Jimusho



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wow.... their response is fast! And harsh
amaelamin 27th-Jun-2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
No way it'll be Daiki--he's pretty much to BEST what Yamachii are to 7. I'd say Inoo's most in danger if Johnny really wants to even the units up, though Takaki's probably more likely to do something scandalous. But honestly, BEST are probably pretty safe: it's really hard to get kicked out if you're actually legal, just look at SMAP.
scubajr 27th-Jun-2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
I thought for sure if HSJ was going to get into scandals, it would be Takaki first!
katrinasacay 27th-Jun-2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
though takaki was rumored to be drinking and partying on a tabloid too before. LOL
cuizy 27th-Jun-2011 10:00 pm (UTC)
but he's legal so that's ok?
katrinasacay 27th-Jun-2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
yeah? i think... though he was 19 when it was out.
cuizy 27th-Jun-2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
yeah I don't get it either.... some members get preferential treatments cuz I remember right after the Uchi/Kusano scandals, photos of Kame drinking were released too while he was underage..... they gave the excuse of something like..... it was his uncle's beer and he was just putting it in front of him O_o And of course nothing happened to kt for that
katrinasacay 27th-Jun-2011 10:10 pm (UTC)
i don't get how johnny's rules work too. it's crazy. and wow, didn't know that rumor about kame. and that's really a lame excuse.
cuizy 27th-Jun-2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
yeah seriously..... do you know about the rumor of yamapi and underage smoking as well? Apparently his excuse was he was posing with it for some senpais.....O_o
strawberry_gemm 27th-Jun-2011 10:22 pm (UTC)
now now.. we already lost akanishi~
asweetsymphony 27th-Jun-2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
Yea... but Johnny will never kick SMAP out. They give SMAP the most freedom in all of the groups so that SMAP will stay with them.

HSJ's name/brand is more disposable than SMAP.
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amaelamin 27th-Jun-2011 08:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but they've always been kind of irrelevant... if Johnny were really going for optimal logic, he would have kept HS7 in their original line-up with all the popular members in one place and let Yabu and Hikaru debut with Ya-ya-yah or as the songwriting duo I think they secretly want to be.
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amaelamin 27th-Jun-2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
Didn't they do pretty much the same thing with NEWS, though? NEWS sell decently, but especially back in 2007, I would have thought they'd want the preexisting fanbase for another KAT-TUN.

I wonder whether this will help the remaining members in the long term... ten to nine isn't a big decrease, but smaller NEWS definitely did wonders for Shige and Tegoshi.
ninomi 27th-Jun-2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
Forever raging at the whole Ya-ya-yah situation. Didn't really care about the group as a whole, but my bb Shoon. :( Though in hindsight I am kind of glad that Johhny didn't stick him in this group, that would have been terrible lol
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