So there was a sudden resignation of 5 HKT members. Rumors of a scandal swirled, that they had a sleepover with guys, underage smoking, drinking, etc.
I was indifferent.
I was tired.
I wasn’t tired of little girls breaking rules, though.
I was tired of people caring so much about them, as if they knew the correct and just path to live life. That these poor girls, who give up everything and sacrifice their future, aren’t even allowed to make a mistake.
I was tired of the swirling rumors and Inspector Gadget theories. We were confronted with 3 facts: Sasshi complained about management, Uitan posted a resignation letter, and 5 people were missing in future performances. The result of this was a fantastic story that Sasshi outed and betrayed the 5 girls and some other KKS was thrown in the mix and it all went to hell because of them. And the internet ran with the theory, somehow.
And yesterday, or this morning, a video came out of Sugamoto setting the entire story straight.
There was no underage smoking, no underage drinking. No sleepovers. She got scolded for exchanging emails and commenting on a post from fans, but that was it.
You know, that sucks. That sucks that so many people made up lies about you and ran with it. That sucks that they’re doing this to teenagers who really don’t know much about life to begin with. And these are full blown adults doing this, tabloids are going nuts over this kinda stuff. Really?
It also sucks that there’s such intense jealousy that runs through the scene that exchanging emails and posting a G+ comment is a red flag. (Or yellow card, to borrow the unofficial term.) It’s funny, “idols you can meet” becomes “idols you can meet at officially sanctioned events only, because other people get mad if it’s not.”
And I know, I’m rallying against the faceless fan. Which is really strange, because a lot of the fans I’ve met are extremely chill and very friendly.
But really… I’m just sick of it, and the Sugamoto confession just makes me stand back and think on my perspective as a fan. Like I feel like this whole thing just dropped an egg on the speculators’ faces, that it ain’t all bad sometimes. Give people, give humanity the benefit of the doubt for once.
As for blog news, I have an 1830m review and a Geinin recap in the pipeline, so stay tuned.