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Minegishi Minami attends a handshake event & once again apologizes to fans

On February 2nd, AKB48’s Minegishi Minami attended a handshake event held at Makuhari Messe. This was her first appearance in front of fans after shaving her head on January 31st because of a tabloid magazine’s report.

According to fans who attended the event, Minegishi appeared on the platform during afternoon, and said, ”I am extremely sorry for taking thoughtless action as an AKB48 member,” then bowed for about 15 seconds. Regarding her shaved head, she commented, “I did not do it to be forgiven. I wanted to regain everyone’s trust, and to start again from the beginning.

Reportedly, many fans who attended the handshake event, requested to the management, “We have felt Mii-chan’s good faith, so we request to take the YouTube video down.” When AKB group theater general manager Togasaki Tomonobu told Minegishi about the fans’ requests, she responded with, “I’m full of gratitude for the voices from the fans.” Considering the fans’ and Minegishi’s thoughts, Minegishi’s apology video that was posted on AKB48’s official YouTube channel has been taken down on the night of the 2nd.

On AKB48’s official blog, Togasaki commented, “Though Minegishi’s sense of apology will not disappear until she regains the trust from you fans, please continue to support Minegishi Minami, and AKB48.

Source: tokyohive
myharu 3rd-Feb-2013 06:14 am (UTC)
Though Minegishi’s sense of apology will not disappear until she regains the trust from you fans

ugh please stop

also I read an article saying that Yukirin supports the love ban rule and I wanted to gather my jesus warrior relatives and have them pray for her
rim1789 3rd-Feb-2013 07:31 am (UTC)
They learnt nothing from all this, that single sentence proved it.

Why I am not surprised about Yukirin ?

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yukinoo13 3rd-Feb-2013 03:03 pm (UTC)
dislike Yukirin?really? so you should read this to know why she said that:

"Yukirin's dedication to being an idol is worth every idol and fan's respect. She got into AKB48 fully aware of its restrictions so she doesn't allow herself to get distracted by love and relationships. Her mind is set on being an idol for life and what really impresses me is that she willingly sacrificed her freedom and private life since a young age and has never complained about it. On top of that, she has her fans as top priority and does not do anything that will break their trust in her. Professionalism and fan service at their best from this girl!" by a fan(not me)

Yukirin, Mayuyu and Takamina will be the last members to ever break the love ban law. Their desire to reach their goals is so strong that it is hard to imagine them succumbing to temptations

xrninja 3rd-Feb-2013 05:36 pm (UTC)
Exactly. From the start Yukirin has chosen to live in adherence to her own traditional idol code — long black hair, no piercings, no dating, clean public image, fans first. I'm sure it's not easy and that maybe she wants to fall in love too, but she thinks that would be a distraction to her career goals right now and would be straying from what it means to be an "idol."

People will disagree with Yukirin's views and call her brainwashed and stupid but I respect her staunch dedication to her commitments and ambitions. Perhaps I'm the brainwashed one, but it's not so hard for me to believe that someone would be driven enough to willingly choose that lifestyle.
lilly0 3rd-Feb-2013 09:51 am (UTC)
I hope it's not true about Yukirin. I quite like her... but this here would really disappoint me >>

Edited at 2013-02-03 09:52 am (UTC)
inachan89 3rd-Feb-2013 12:07 pm (UTC)
mte,that statement is so idiotic
liime_arix 3rd-Feb-2013 03:20 pm (UTC)
I wanted to say that it was from an interview that came out before Miichan was even put in the tabloids. It was for the movie too. I don't agree with her, but some people are saying that she's taking a stab at Miichan when she's not.
myharu 3rd-Feb-2013 03:28 pm (UTC)
I know I actually did submit that article to arama but with that note, I just cant with her reasons tho
liime_arix 3rd-Feb-2013 03:47 pm (UTC)
Ah I see. She herself is a wota and is known as being extremely dedicated to the idol image so that also factors into her opinion.
myharu 3rd-Feb-2013 03:51 pm (UTC)
it still makes me sad
liime_arix 3rd-Feb-2013 04:01 pm (UTC)
Me too. For me it's like, if you're fine with it okay, you're the one who has to live that life. But the rule is really unnecessary for the girls. Many reasons why SDN48 needs to come back.
baboona 3rd-Feb-2013 05:13 pm (UTC)
lbr she's only saying that to appease her fanbase
myharu 3rd-Feb-2013 05:22 pm (UTC)
well that's obvious, it's just the fact that she has to say that in the first place is what makes it so tragic
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