Some fans are more vocal than others. Still others are much more extreme. Some have taken to Twitter, and both AKB and Johnny’s fans alike, bashing on AKB’s Kashiwagi Yuki and Johnny’s Tegoshi Yuya.
A recent 2ch thread starts with some of the sad and angry Twitter responses mentioned Yukirin’s twitter handle:
“Are you going to quit? You said you liked idols, that’s why you became an idol; yet you can’t protect the rules of your group. I feel sorry for the junior members who trusted you.”
“Is this true? If it’s true, say so; if it’s a lie, please say it is a lie. I really hate people who aren’t straightforward.”
“Kashiwagi, you should deny these allegations. You can’t keep going like that. Weird rumors are growing. The source is Bunshu, so please, I want to hear the denial straight from you. Really, please!”
“You really betrayed us. It was really tough after the group date scandal. I thought everything has going to be okay after your cried at your solo concert, but everything you say from now on just looks like a lie.”
“Yukirin, if this is true, I’m really sad. If you want to have relationships, I wish you’d have graduated first.”
There are a few other tweets about, but that seems like the brunt of it. Later on in the thread, it seems that Johnny’s fans have joined into the mix:
“Just because you got #2 in the election, don’t get carried away”
“Sorry, I followed you just to say this. You were involved with Tegoshi and that Friday scandal, right? You both have a lot of fans, so you should dissolve your secret relationship; please return to having a relationship you only make salutations as fellow celebrities”
And it continues on from another user with one final jab at AKB management in general:
“You really have no right to be part of AKB. You could just say that you two are friends, and it’d be all okay. It might be really strict, but firing even popular AKB member is a possibility. If that happens, maybe other popular members will be fired too. But you know, Akimoto is really too lenient with popular members.”
It appears that both sides of the fandom have strong feelings to express!
I’m writing about useless and stupid things a lot, and I like to laugh. My policy is 一期一会。It means treasure your meeting with everyone!