Friday, February 1, 2013

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Minami Minegishi

          So, recently a video has gone viral in which Japanese pop star Minami Minegishi from AKB48 shaved her head and apologized for having spent the night with a guy. I know, I know, the Japanese are tough on discipline, and this band is known for being strict with its members, which, in terms of keeping quality, should be. There was this condition of not getting into a relationship, apparently, and this artist shaved her head in a sort of penitence of breaking the rules, and I think that it's good to take responsibility for your actions, but she just stayed for one night, it's not like she killed anybody. I say we need to show some love for this girl, at least post something on her Facebook page. The problem is I can't recognize which page is hers, so if one of you knows which facebook page is actually hers I would appreciate it if you posted it in a comment and I'll be sure to post the link here and on the sidebar. 

Here's the original video. 

I’m Minegishi Minami from Umeda team B of AKB48.
I’m very sorry to have caused enormous worry to members, fans, staffs, my families and a lot of other people with the article in the weekly magaizne that is published today.
(Deep Bow)
As the 1st generation member of AKB48, the group that has formed in 2005, it’s my responsibility to always behave as a good role model to juniors. I deeply regret what I did this time. It was a thoughtless deed and I was completely lacking self-awareness as a senior member.
My brain blanked out and I’m still unable to figure out what to do, what I can do. But after I saw the magazine a little ago, I couldn’t help but doing something. And I decided to shave my head without consulting any member or staff at my agency.
Although I don’t think I would be forgiven by doing this, the first thing that I went through my head was that “I don’t want to leave AKB48.”
This is a place where my dear members, who I spent my blossom of youth together, are. And it’s unimaginable to even think about leaving the group where I’m with so many wonderful and sweet fans.
I understand it’s wishful thinking, but if it’s possible, I would like to still be AKB48′s Minegishi Minami.
This is all my fault.
I’m truly sorry.
I will leave my hereafter to the hands of Akimoto-sensei and management.
Though I haven’t been able to tidy my mind up, but I just wanted to tell my current feeling to you.
Thank you so much for listening to me.
(Deep Bow)