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

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wow.... their response is fast! And harsh
summer_concerto 27th-Jun-2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
Ryutaro wasn't my bias to begin with but as a HSJ fan for so many years, I still can't help but feel really sad over this...
This was totally expected from JE but I just feel that this is too harsh for him.
It's wrong for him to smoke when he should know well enough that it was against the law.
The only thing that could be blame is that he's underage. If he wasn't I'm sure things woul be easier to handle and he probably wouldn't have to leave the group.
Fans are going to be really disappointed but I'm more worried about how the rest of the HSJ members are going to move on.
They are still a bunch of kids an I can't imagine what they are going through now.
Shit happen just on the day of their single release.

I don't think I ever want to see the members apologizing on Ryutaro's behalf just like what NEWS had done during the incident of Kusano and Uchi.
It's too much to see the boys in agony.

Let's hope for the best for Ryutaro and hopefully, he will be able to come back on stage just like Uchi.
It might take years but let's just hope and pray about that.
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