Arama They Didn't

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

Hey!Say!Jump Shock
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

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wow.... their response is fast! And harsh
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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