Everybody’s favorite guy, Sakurai Sho, has lately been secretly relieving his stress by drinking at a bar in the Holy Land of Gay, or in other words, the Shinjuku Ni-chome district.
A person connected to Ni-chome claims that, “His preferred spot isn’t a gay-bar aimed at straight people, but a full-blown gay-bar. But that’s not to say Sakurai is gay. Before, even Akanishi and Yamapi have come to Ni-chome, so it may be that connection.” It’s said that when he has the time, Sakurai will aimlessly go late at night alone.
The person continues, “When a regular customer like Hirai Ken comes, he enjoys singing karaoke songs like Matsuda Seiko’s ‘Ki 5 Age’, but Sakurai enjoys talking with the shop tenants. “
Sakurai is said to frequent Ni-chome gay bars, and for the female fans this may bring on some complicated feelings.
It’s been a rough year for Sakurai, with Josei Shuukan publishing his recent “cellphone scandal” and now with him allegedly avoiding fans, even the fans are beginning to worry. With working as a newscaster for NEWS ZERO, variety shows, and being an actor, among other various things, there’s a chance Sakurai is carrying an unthinkable amount of stress. It’s only good then if a gay bar helps him relieve all that piled up stress.
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lol at the recycling. But uhm, No Shit on the stress. The mentioned female fans, and tabloids, have to get over it and leave him alone.
EDIT: Since there's a discussion on the "gay-bar aimed a straight people" part, it's called "観光バー" (lit. tourist bar). These bars welcome (and cater to) straight customers, but "actual gay bars" generally are restricted to gay customers only.