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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
sashwizzled 28th-Jun-2011 09:58 am (UTC)
Free human beings who are still in a contract with an organisation that is paying them to do a job - ostensibly, the fact that they're smoking hurts their ability to function within Johnny's, as singing is generally required (not necessarily good singing, but functional vocal cords, at least, which smoking directly affects).
My own company discourages me from smoking (I don't smoke, but you know what I mean) even on my own free time - it's not a fireable offence (or I know multiple people who would be gone), but because I'm a teacher and supposedly a role model, they 'would rather I didn't'. I'm also not supposed to do things like jaywalk, run a red light on a bicycle, use an umbrella on a bicycle, be seen [too] drunk... all things that are not illegal (actually, I'm not sure about jaywalking where I am rn - in my own country, it's legal), but that as an obligation to my company I'm not supposed to do.
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