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
floweranza 28th-Jun-2011 01:24 am (UTC)
Erm, no sympathy from me either. He knowingly did something illegal and didn't seem to mind knowledge of it circulating - if anything, kid was asking for it.

When you decide to be an idol there's doubtless numerous things you have to give up. He can't be judged as a normal teenager who wanted to fool around a bit.

(Also, Japan has been trying to crack down on smoking in its entirety lately, which is... kind of a daunting task. Not surprised by lack of leniency!)
tsuyoi_hikari 28th-Jun-2011 02:28 am (UTC)
I agree. He made a choice to be an idol and must actually give up certain thing because of this. Plus, there are many examples of idols who live a healthy, happy & scandal free lives out there.

But I still feel sorry for him -- his idol life completely over and he might regret it for the rest of his life. D:
cuizy 28th-Jun-2011 02:42 am (UTC)
there are many examples of idols who live a healthy, happy & scandal free lives out there.

Can you please name some of them cuz right now i'm losing faith in all johnnys.....orz
tsuyoi_hikari 28th-Jun-2011 04:16 am (UTC)
Well, if it only Johnnys, it will be a bit difficult since many of them (some point or another) will somehow related to scandals direct / indirectly.

But Higashi of Shonentai could be the one. Last year he married his wife and lead more or less a scandal free life his whole career (I think? haha but that's the image he always give his kouhais and fans –- the perfect man).

And of course both of KinKi. Takuro-san once asked them about they have reached the stage where we can hardly hear any rumor about them. Even when the time they are super popular, they are pretty much on the ground except for the gay rumor which make Koichi annoyed to no end. They may have one of the best fanservice in the whole J&A fandom but they pretty much straight guys when you watch their shows (old/new).

How about Sho? In years in Arashi fandom, I didn't hear anything bad from him. Or Massu or Tegoshi? But I'm not very familiar with NewS so I could be wrong. Or Kame? hahaha Been a fan of him and hardly hear anything about his bad behaviors -- he's always been hardworking but the Diva rumor could be true though. :/ Or some members from K8 -- they maybe crazy dudes but most of them has pretty much honest life. XD;;
cuizy 28th-Jun-2011 04:52 am (UTC)
wow thanks for all this! Yeah I agree it's kind of hard to find one that is 'squeaky clean' and I'm kind of jaded for being in the fandom so long anyways..... And plus I don't think it's particarly good to judge them for one scandal etc..... but..... sigh (yeah i'm conflicted xD)

I do like kinki kids a bit.... especially tsuyoshi. I heard koichi was in some weird rumour too but eh.... everyone has some weird dark past.

I have been getting more into Arashi too. I think many of them did have crazy rumours when they were jrs but they are so cute now xD

And it seems like many of our likes coincide cuz I liked Kame for quite some while too.... I kind of left cuz I didn't like his performance style tho and the fact that he works too hard. rofl....yes I know I'm too picky xD
tsuyoi_hikari 28th-Jun-2011 08:09 am (UTC)
Yeah, its hard to find those who are squeaky clean. But you have to remember that media might make up the stories too and make rumour out of nothing.

You have to get to know more of KinKi. While they are awesome musically (not to mention hilarious), they pretty much clean and scandal free which explain why both of them are the old man's favorites. I've been out of many fandoms (K-Pop & J-Pop) but KinKi remains since their charms are just irresistible -- I just wish they are more active somehow.

About Arashi too, the many scandal actually resulted from their massive popularity. Some we can believe while others make me doubt about it.

Kame is like that, I'm not a fan of their music/concert but I like how hard he works. His work ethics are amazing and he deserve all the praise he is getting. :3
maclou 28th-Jun-2011 06:13 am (UTC)
For Higashi and KinKi though I think they're some of Johnny's favorites therefore if they ever did do something scandalous I think Johnny would pull out all the stops to make sure nothing would get out about it.

As for Sho there have been rumors about him being mean to fans and hitting them with umbrellas and smashing their cameras when they bother him. I don't mind those rumors though because I can't blame him for getting angry at fangirls who bother him in his private life XD And for K8 there was an awful rumor about Subaru a couple of years ago from the same magazine that broke this story but they didn't have pics and I won't repeat it cos I don't believe it. He also had underage smoking pics that came out when he was like 17 or 18... And Ryo had his rumors but I think everyone else is pretty safe!
tsuyoi_hikari 28th-Jun-2011 08:31 am (UTC)
hahaha perhaps. But all the 3 of them are pretty timid to begin with. Tsuyo always make fun of Koichi if he ever come out from his house. XD;;

Sho been mean to the fans? I didn't know that. This somehow shocked me... D: Actually Subaru rumor is one of the worst I have ever heard but since they didn't have prove, we still don't know the authenticity of the story. But we can pretty much say Yasu & Ohkura are pretty clean. Maybe we can add Yoko & Hina too. :3
harisukaori 28th-Jun-2011 10:01 am (UTC)
Kame had a few scandals. The biggest I think was when he attacked a taxi driver while being drunk. Apparently Kame thought that the driver took the wrong directions, they argued, Kame was violent, some passerby called the police and Kame was taken to the police station.
There was also the underage drinking scandal but it was swept under the rug by JE.
From what I remember Kame also dated an older woman. And the most loltastic rumour is the one where Kame made out with a male mama-san while completely drunk.
sibylblack 28th-Jun-2011 01:32 pm (UTC)
Seriously? I've always thought the one about the taxi driver was made up. I never heard about underage drinking on his part, was it just him or all of KAT-TUN?
tsuyoi_hikari 28th-Jun-2011 02:10 pm (UTC)
I should have known that he bound to have that many scandals because of his popularity. But he made out with a male make me LOL, oh Kame.... XD;;
cuizy 28th-Jun-2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
eh.... is the kame making out with mama-san rumour separate from the taxi driver one?

lol for some reason in my mind it was all part of one wild night xD
chizzyrei 28th-Jun-2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
other than Kame, if you want scandal free idols, then you go to the other safe members. good guy Nakamaru can be the best example. even the members say he's consciously being the righteous guy. and Junno and Ueda seems to live a free happy life on their own.
tsuyoi_hikari 28th-Jun-2011 03:53 pm (UTC)
I wanted to name the other 3 guys but since I'm not too familiar with KT, I didn't dare. I heard some Junno rumor and hard to believe it since he looks too innocent to begin with. While Ueda is just sweet. :3
risakoisabel 28th-Jun-2011 03:35 am (UTC)
I agree... although I like Ryu, and for arguments sake, let say he got curious, he shouldn't have posed with a cigarette. He should have done it where NO ONE can see or take his picture. That way there will be no evidence... But then again.... My POOR BABY....
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