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9:35 pm - 08/28/2013

Paparazzi hound Utada Hikaru as she arrives in Japan

I saw this today and it's just terrible. Let her mourn in peace. The video is especially heartbreaking.



Source: and

Through Google Translate, I think that the second link mentions that they were surrounded by around 40 reporters :(
wargled 29th-Aug-2013 11:33 pm (UTC)
In hindsight, I agree. I really shouldn't have submitted this and if I could delete it I would.

Edit: To be clear, though: I wasn't "pretending" to be anything. Evidently, I did not think this through and I apologize for posting this.

Edited at 2013-08-29 11:40 pm (UTC)
apple_fries 29th-Aug-2013 11:40 pm (UTC)
i want to apologize for my harsh words to you in my comment. i just feel extremely upset and angrered seeing my queen in such a fragile state being taken advantage of by the press. i think you didn't have any malicious intentions with this post since you're her fan just like i am and i overreacted.
wargled 30th-Aug-2013 12:01 am (UTC)
Yeah, my reaction to this when I saw it on another forum was "we haven't seen her in so long and when we do it's like this?" :(

Now I feel bad. This is no better than Tomomi Kahala's comments :/
aubotte 30th-Aug-2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
But I think you wanted to show to which extent the Japanese paparazzi were ready to go/how much they can ignore her pain and sorrow just to have footage of her, no? that's how I've taken your post...

To the ones who hate this post : Blame the heartless paparazzi, not the poster who is showing you the real face of Japanese mass-media!

It hurts me a lot to see her like that, and I really can't stand hearing those paparazzi shouting at her for "comments" and such, they are such beasts...
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