I got a lot of “feedback” for a previous article which, very clearly as the title suggested, had a smattering of angry comments from Yukirin fans. Well, here’s another spin on it.
First, I just want to apologize if anyone felt bothered by the previous article. It wasn’t my intention to get people riled up.
As a pseudo-defense (but more like an excuse), I’d dare say that most of the news articles I write include very little of my own opinion. It is mostly just translation and summarization of things I read on the internet (which, you know, is just full of 100% objective sources, truths, and facts, right?).
The original articles and threads may very well be opinionated (source article URLs are always listed at the end of each article, with very few exceptions), and please always keep in mind that confirmation bias will be pretty strong when it comes to something as emotional as the idols we love.
My opinion on the article? The tweets from the original article are very tame. If you look at the responses to Yukirin’s first tweet after her ’bout of silence, a LOT of it is not very nice. We’re talking sexual innuendo, death threats, creepy comments, and other very inappropriate things. I prefer to keep things relatively PG-13 when writing stuff. In that sense, I did indeed, “cherry pick”.
And hey, don’t like something you read here? That’s what the comment box is for! We welcome all opinions, even if we don’t agree with them. Thoughtful comments mean thoughtful discussion.
But anyhow, as an apology of sorts, let’s look at the more supportive comments from Yukirin fans! These were all gleaned from Yukirin’s Twitter feed.
@Yukiriiiin__K ゆきりんのTwitterにコメントしてる皆さん。 今後、非難中傷的なコメントしないで頂きたいです。 ここは本当にゆきりん大好きな人が集ってるゆきりんワ〜ルドです。 それを掻き乱すのだけは止めて下さい。
— 小泉妙子☆たこっち (@akb48trkhskrs) June 16, 2015
“People who are posting on Yukirin’s Twitter, please try not to post critical and enraged comments. This is Yukirin’s world, a place where people who really love Yukirin gather. Please don’t try to stir that up”
“Yukirin, welcome back. Everyone was waiting for you!”
— 橋本 清児 (@senwfah) June 17, 2015
“Yukirin, good morning! Thanks for your hard work in Nagano Prefecture for the Tabi-shojo recording. Please keep your wonderful smile, and do your best today!”
“I was waiting for your Yukirin! That’s because I still believe in you”
@Yukiriiiin__K okaeri kashiwagi-san 🙂 !! Genki desuka ???
— L.yoniEldas (@oni_Lagi) June 16, 2015
“Welcome back Kashiwagi-san!! 🙂 How are you???”
“It’s Yukirin! Great. Don’t pay attention to the haters, do your best. I’m supporting you. I’ll always love you!!”
@Yukiriiiin__K ゆきりん！ ゆきりんは自分たちにとって最高の存在 ゆきりんも頑張ってるって思ったらいくらだって頑張れる ありのままのゆきりんでいて 総選挙でのあの票はみんなからの愛だから。 あれだけ愛されてるってすごいことじゃん いつまでも待ってるから
— ゆきゆき (@hina19980823gm2) June 16, 2015
“Yukirin! To us, you are the greatest. When we think you’re doing your best, we’re also able to do our best. Please stay as you are, Yukirin. That’s because the vote from the elections is our love. Being loved that much is an incredible thing. We’ll always be waiting for you.”
@Yukiriiiin__K ゆきりんだ おかえりーーー！ロケ頑張ってください
— りんりん＠6/6総選挙参戦 (@wahuwahuuuuun) June 16, 2015
“Yukirin! Welcome back—! Good luck with the shooting”
“Do things properly, and just try your best! I want you to be your usual, smiling Yukirin, okay?”
@Yukiriiiin__K ファンが悪い！！ 自由にヤらせてやれよ
— es (@_bird_cage_) June 16, 2015
“Fans be trippin, cut her some slack!”
* okay, that last translation was a little stylized, but the gist is the same, promise (^^
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!