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.
Morimoto to be placed on suspension indefinitely.
Underage smoking validated for a number of times. May be forced to quit.
Hey!Say!Jump 16 year old member caught smoking, cease activities indefinitely
Smoking Morimoto to be under indefinite suspension (Shukan Josei report) (9 members now on)
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wow.... their response is fast! And harsh