7:21 pm - 11/14/2011
Johnny has spoken-- You know, as far as he speaks
It's a sad day in the Jyanisu Rando, or at least in JUMPsville. In celebration of their 4th single anniversary Johnny's web has decided to update the Hey!Say!JUMP profile page and add new pictures. However, instead of the new pictures fans noticed right away how a certain member was not included in the update. Almost four months after his scandal broke out, Morimoto Ryutaro has been removed from the profile pages.
Not only is former Hey!Say!JUMP member Morimoto Ryutaro removed from their profile page, his management also removed his column in the weekly Hey!Say!JUMP J-web section, JUMPaper, where the members take turn to write small blogposts for their fans.
Fans remain hopeful, but those in the fandom longer than today and who remember the scandals with former NEWS and Kanjani members Uchi Hiroki and Kusano Hironori know that this is as official as Johnny's is going to get. As of today, Hey!Say!JUMP will be known as a 9人 group, at least in the eyes of Johnny's entertainment. Fans of course hope Morimoto makes a miraculous comeback and will remember JUMP as the group who debuted with 10.
source: Johnny's web, my mobile phone, me