This disturbing video is making its way around the interwebz these days as finally something AKB48 does draws extreme outcry about how the members are being treated....
(let me know if that link doesn't work)
Idols in Japan are expected to have a clean image, etc etc, but simply having a relationship - and consummating the relationship, something many of us do every day- is normal, right?
Well, a magazine published photos, creating a huge scandal and within the group, the pressure must have snapped and made this once-beautiful woman shave her head and give this tearful apology.
I may love Japan but I HATE J-pop. I hate how controlling the production companies are of both the girls and the guys (the guys being represented by Johnny's) and how the media (which is often controlled by the production companies) makes such huge scandals about it.
Personally, I don't give a damn, and neither do many of my Japanese friends. If a girl wants to bang her bf, let her. Don't make such a big deal about it and drive a normal girl who has awesome talents to do something like this.