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4:26 pm - 02/01/2013

Japanese netizens give their views of Minegishi's scandal and shaving her head

Comments from

Mura (Imo):
Isn’t this culture of accepting an apology if someone shaves off their hair a bit weird? Especially when there are some people nowadays who do it themselves for the sake of fashion.

Exotic Short-hair (Kanagawa):
Wow, that really is close-cropped w Still, she’s minging.

Mura (Imo):
Akimoto (AKB48 manager): ‘doing something like this would save her from her criticism (with a smirk)’

Snow Lepoard (Iwate):
Close-cropped, hilarious www This has set a good precedent, let’s find out all the scandals and make JKC48.

Turkish Van (Tokyo):
Ha, sacked or not sacked, surely she’d have her hair cut this much.
Nothing left if not in AKB.

Scottish Fold (Yamaguchi):
YouTube is international, a Japanese shame to the world.
It’s just like a girl being a hostage of terrorists and apologizing or something.

Kuro ashi neko(Tochigi):
It’s abuse of human rights not to allow them to have their own romantic relationships I reckon?
They still can’t moan, otherwise they’d be sacked.
Total power harassment preying on the weak, sick eugh.
Fingers crossed Akimoto is going to be punished!

Wildcat (Niwa):
Is this what she gets in return for a quick shag?

Comments from Itai News:

Siam (Kinoko):
Gross wwwwwww Turns me off.

Kodokodo (Yawaraka Ginkou):
The physical punishment at Sakuranomiya high school has been such a big thing in papers and now she’s shaved her head?(゜д゜)

Jaguar (Yawaraka Ginkou):
Close-cropped hair now? SO timely, well setup, AKB is such a business.

Himalayan (Kantou・Koushin'etsu):
Straight after the Judo thing at high school? That’d give the world the strong impression that Japan ignores women’s human rights w.

Kuro ashi neko (Tochigi):
Let’s spread this around the world and see how they feel about it. Westerners would definitely find it weird.

Munchkin (Tokyo):
She’s 20, she only shagged a guy, she didn’t have to shave her head. Surely she’d have kept shagging him if it hadn’t been revealed by the media.

Andean cat (Tokyo):
Awful. It’s just abuse, isn’t it? Does this make her fans any happy?

Hyou (Xinjiang Uygur Territory):
It suits her. Better looking now.

Spain Lynx (Ibaraki):
What about telly? Can she still make appearances?

Kiji Tora (Tokyo):
They’re more like a religious organisation now w

Black (Chiba):
It’s going way too far to make her do this.

Suna Neko (Kyoto):
This is a human rights matter now. The Japanese media is bloody useless and I don’t suppose they can’t recognise what they’ve done or atone for it until they get forced to by external pressure.

mighty_orange 1st-Feb-2013 09:33 pm (UTC)
There you go. I wanna c/p some of these and reblog/tweet/leave it in a tumblr ask/print it and send it in a letter to all fans going "well, western media doesn't get it!!1 It's a ~*~cultural~*~ issue".
goto 1st-Feb-2013 09:50 pm (UTC)
ethereal_limbo 2nd-Feb-2013 12:08 am (UTC)
even her fellow members and her management went wtf @ her shaving her head (which, lbr, is making the case look 10x worse than it act is instead of a simple demotion).

literally no one expected she'd do this or is glad or was asking for her to shave her head, including her fanbase. this came completely out-of-left-field but at least in japan it's still implicitly understood as that historically relevant ritual that happens after you disgrace yourself. outsiders don't have that background at all so they think she's being "publicly humiliated".
urubaby21 2nd-Feb-2013 05:54 am (UTC)
LOl, right. That whole "culture" excuse is the funniest thing ever.
a_cheshire_grin 2nd-Feb-2013 12:47 pm (UTC)
The thing is just that it is a cultural thing in Asia. A member of a KPop-idol group also recently shaved his head to apologise for a mistake he and his group members made.

But yes, I also think that what she did went to far, especially because nobody actually asked it of her.

And can I also say how much I HATE the fact that only she gets blamed for this whole "dating thing". I HATE that it's always the female idols, who have to apologise!! -.-''
okadarei 2nd-Feb-2013 01:48 pm (UTC)
mmm were them Block B? I don't remember now.
a_cheshire_grin 2nd-Feb-2013 04:21 pm (UTC)
Yes, pretty sure it was Block B. I think their leader Zico was the one, who shaved his head.
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