Kanchiru Announces Graduation
Well, first she starts about saying that she wants to be a model. Which, I guess is cool and all that.
But in the middle is a little mini-rant about how people would visit her during handshake events and disparage her for being part of Team N. Saying things like, “Why the hell are you in Team N?” “There are other, better people that should be in Team N besides you.” “You don’t raise the level of Team N at all.”
Now seriously… what the
fuck hell compels these people to go make fun of a 14/15-year-old girl like that? Right in front of her face? She’s not even that popular! Why would you spend your own money to do that? I can sort of see the justification for making fun of Justin Beiber, but that’s because he’s a teen pop star that gets a lot of girls and makes guys jealous to the point of hatred. That’s still ridiculous, IMO, but compared to picking on Kanchiru, who barely has any appearances outside of the theatre?
Fuck off, man.
It’s crap like this that makes me embarrassed to be an idol fan. Hell, I’m even using profanity. Do you remember when I used profanity?
From what I’ve seen of Kanchiru, she did have a really good presence and comfort with the camera. What she didn’t have is a stereotype to cling to, which shouldn’t be a bad thing… but it was. I dunno, I could see her being successful, but perhaps maybe not in NMB. Either way, I feel robbed by these assholes that feel the need to disparage someone like Kanchiru.
Graduations like this, like Jo’s, like Hara Mizuki really leave a bad taste in my mouth. Certainly, it’s competitive out there, and perhaps NMB isn’t the way for them. But when there are things like this happen, something feels incomplete, and that we were robbed of potential because people couldn’t treat them right.
Yamamoto Sayaka made a post regarding it, which you can find translated here. It’s a good post but I feel like it came too late. Maybe she needs to take lessons from Akimoto Sayaka who would literally make people apologize at handshake events when they got toyed around with.
At the very least, it is reassuring that people on 2ch also think the other fans are jerks.