Things seem to be stirring in AKB, and it’s not good news.
AKB’s Mori Anna and Oba Mina’s personal blogs have apparently been discovered, with evidence of some rule-breakage, at least in the past. Mori Anna’s entries revealed that she had a boyfriend at least for two years before joining, and posts that she may still be interested in him, as well as an entry that says she may wait eight months before retiring from something(three guesses what that could be?).
But the juicier parts come from Oba Mina’s supposed blog, where it’s said to have entries talking about drinking, compensated dating, and having a boyfriend before joining AKB. Nito Moeno could also be in trouble, as Oba mentions a “Moeno” who had a boyfriend as well. You can read about both of these in detail here, where this news was first posted in Nihongogo by admin Hana.
It’s interesting that scandals are finding relatively new members. While Mori Anna may possibly get by with a slap on the wrist, Oba Mina’s ejection from AKB may be inevitable, should it be confirmed. This is a relatively big hit, considering she was recently announced as captain of the newly formed Team 4. The scandals don’t affect me personally because they just sound like regular people their age, but they should have taken better precautions as celebrities, since rules are rules; and seeing them be demoted or kicked out for it would be a shame.
I suppose personal blogs are what to look for nowadays. NMB’s Shimada Rena’s future hung in the balance because her blog revealed that she had a boyfriend last year, along with a purikura of them together. NMB’s Management seemed respond leniently by not kicking her out, but since then, more pictures have surfaced, making Shimada Rena’s immediate future in NMB look more bleak.
What a cluster of scandals. But rules that oppress basic human instincts like attraction(especially in young adults) is just begging for trouble.