Oct 27 2011
I don’t know if this is a natural consequence of getting older or blogging for so long, but the more I do this, the less I start to care if I offend someone. I could probably work it into a mathematical formula (number of shits given is inversely proportional to number of years blogging). Anyway, I’m here today to point out two types of idol fans who bug the crap out of me. Let’s call them the “Idol Devout” and the “Idol Atheists”.
The idol devout will always believe every official statement from the management or scripted comment from a girl, no matter what. They can be heard crying out “Kanna really did leave C-ute because of excessive bunions! She would never abandon her group like that!!” Presumably she recovered in time for her return to the industry as a racy grauve model though, right? Also, these people honestly believe that no member’s graduation has EVER been anything but 100% her own decision, made with her personal happiness in mind. So even when Tsunku comments after Koharu’s graduation announcement, “As for Kusumi, she was puzzled at first, but she accepted it firmly”. These people still insist that Koharu chose to leave on her own to become a model. She even later said that she had “Discussed with Tsunku and various people!” She left to pursue her dreams! Let’s imagine how that “discussion” went, shall we?
Tsunku: “Koharu, we’ve decided to have you graduate”
Koharu: “What the fuck?? What am I going to do now?”
Tsunku: “I dunno. Maybe you could model or something?”
Koharu: *while sobbing* “I..I.. guess so”
Viola. They discussed. Koharu accepted. The idol devout will fly in the face of all logic in order to preserve their happy fluffy ideal of idol life, and nothing will deter them.
On the other hand, we have Idol Atheists.
These people will NEVER EVER believe anything the management says. Every graduation or resignation is actually the result of a secret sex scandal, a nasty dispute over salary, or group infighting. All the members of every group secretly despise each other and are completely miserable. They just have to put on a happy face because Tsunku beats them if they don’t. The idol world is more cut-throat and ruthless than the Hunger Games.
My problem with both of these groups is that they have a knee jerk reaction to every event that fails to take logic or considering the facts into account. I guess I’m more of an idol agnostic. I believe that I can’t ever really know what goes on behind closed doors in the idol world, but I try to look at the information I have and make my best guess. Where would you place yourself on the idol faith continuum?
You know who else I don’t like? Terrible singers or groups of singers who post videos of their voices dubbed over idol performances on youtube. If you’re decent, then okay, but if you are an awful singer, nobody wants to hear that.