EDIT : A not so thrilling conclusion has been reached!
A lot of us breathed sighs of relief to see Akarin finally be reinstated with NMB48. After a messy hotel incident, she was back on track and everything was
coming up Milhouse showing signs of returning to normal fun times for our favorite entertainers from Osaka.
Then, an accidental Google+ comment was made…
2ch goes into Inspector Gadget mode and all of a sudden a swirl of rumors and blackmail and such are threatening to devour the entire team!
Sort of? Maybe?
I hope not.
I’ve made it clear on a number of occasions that I really don’t care about the idol dating rule or any of that garbage. I personally think that kataomoi / crushes are one of the worst feelings to have since you’re handcuffing your mind to fantasies and delusions that won’t play out… and that’s just talking about attainable people, like the girl next door or the one that sits 5 rows away from you in class every day. When it expands to the celebrity world, playing exclusives is even more pathetic because they don’t even know you and chances are they won’t ever know you. How many times have you met someone and then weeks later it turns out they’re not the people you thought they were? The sad optimist will say “Well, maybe they will be, and we’ll be together forever and ever!” The realist in me says, “Take every chance as you get it and play it out without expectation.” And if you’re doting on a girl who probably will never know you, you don’t have any chance yet.
With that said, the coverups and possible blackmail, etc., this situation could get pretty bad.
In reality, what I would want is for people to not really care about their personal lives. They’re great on stage. They’re funny on the radio, I like their songs, I like their TV shows. And honestly, all of this should be attributed to who they are and the work that they do to improve their skill. I find it insane, stupid, and crazy to think that all of their talent and skill would go to waste if someone found out a dick was inside one of them.
And then on top of that, the work and behind-the-scenes stuff that it takes to conceal it ends up making a bigger mess than what we originally started with.
Yeah, I don’t know.
I just really hope that one of my sources of entertainment doesn’t go away for something I really think people should care less about.
I’ll try to cheer you guys up with something more positive later, sorry about the rant.
Oh, I forgot but here’s the TL; DR version of the rumors.
-Hotel 4 incident: Akarin, Shiokichi meet several fans in a hotel room. Milky and Riichan arrange to meet them elsewhere. Word gets out, Milky + Riichan get kicked off the single, Akarin and Shiokichi suspended indefinitely. Akarin takes the brunt of the responsibility.
-Many months pass, Akarin and Shiokichi reinstated.
-Fujita posts the accidental comment above: “Kaito, is it okay if I call your mom?”
-2ch plays detective, finds Kaito/Kai10’s blog, who may turn out to be Shiokichi’s ex and may have been involved in Hotel 4.
-Shiokichi posts a comment on G+ about how she can’t sleep.
-Some more information is unearthed from Kai10 and other wotas, and supposedly they possess info which would implode NMB48, which may involve management being blackmailed by them.
-A picture is unearthed of a drawing pairing Kai10 and his buddies with names that match NMB girls’ names, which was related to the bowling night they had.
-The hotel incident is expanded and it turns out that Akarin realized it was bad and tried to contact Yamamoto, but it was intercepted by Yamada who told the NMB manager.
Those are the rumors, though nothing is proven so far.