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3:46 pm - 02/15/2013

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Reveals Thoughts On Minami Minegishi Scandal

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu was a guest on the French television program "Le Petit Journal" while visiting the country for her world tour "100%KPP WORLD TOUR 2013". During the show, the singer discussed the Minami Minegishi scandal that captured international interest.

"In the Japanese idol world, they are very strict about relationships. It's like in return for male fans' support, idols keep out of relationships and love, devoting themselves to their jobs as idols," Kyary stated when asked about the scandal.

The singer explained that she could love freely and openly since she wasn't an idol, distinguishing herself as a true artist. She criticized idols as people who act a certain way to get men to notice them.

"In my opinion, and idol's job is to suck up to men and do what they can to get their attention. What I do though is something guys will never love. What I'm doing is more like an artist than an idol," she said.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's world tour brought her to Europe during the beginning of February. The singer will be returning to Japan for more performances before traveling internationally once again.


soundczech 16th-Feb-2013 09:07 am (UTC)
they have lots of young female fans but they're not as likely to spend as much as the male fans, who are more typical "idol" fans
ararat010 16th-Feb-2013 12:13 pm (UTC)
Have you tried searching "AKB48 トレード品" or "AKB48 トレ品" on YouTube?
Lots of female fans, many of whom are bigger collectors than male fans (especially those of their same age).
Sometimes even I am amazed at the size of their photocard collection, considering how most of them don't even come cheap.
soundczech 16th-Feb-2013 12:19 pm (UTC)
I'm not saying they don't exist, but I think if you could get a census you'd find they're a lot less common than the male collectors. I talked to tons of teenage fans (I was an English instructor in Tokyo and about a third of my clients were teenagers) and the girls almost never had any collections beyond the CDs, DVDs and the occasional con goods. Teenage boys sometimes had photobooks (lol). Only one or two of the teenagers I spoke to bothered to go to the handshake events, and they were aspiring to be idols one day themselves.

Maybe like 75% of the people I asked across all age groups would say they 'love' AKB, but that doesn't mean they have the money or inclination to amass huge collections.
nova_usagi 21st-Feb-2013 06:10 pm (UTC)
Exactly. A lot of women and girls I know who claim to like the group don`t actually seem to buy much or any merchandise. Instead the rent CDs and copy them or watch them on TV.

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