Anyway, a few days back songwriter/lyricist Shimoji Yu dropped a cryptic message in his twitter.
"I heard something shocking about a certain group today. I had guessed at it before, though. It's a shame, but reality is harsh, isn't it? When I think that this was happening behind closed doors, I feel sorry for the fans. They didn't get a say... I'm going to bed."
The tweet was swiftly deleted but that hasn't stopped 2ch and the rest of Japan from having a field day with this, as should we.
So what have you, Arama?
Arashi being outed from the Jimusho closet?
NEWS finally getting a humane euthanasia?
AKB48 not really an army of schoolgirl-skirted droids?
Possibilities abound. What's your interpretation?