“Racist” Noel Gallagher Pans AKB48, AKB48 Fans Attack

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British musician Noel Gallagher, of “Oasis” fame, has caused a storm of controversy online after his less than flattering comments about AKB48 were circulated on 2ch, enraging their notoriously dedicated fans into attack mode.

His appearance with AKB48, a surreal juxtaposition if ever there was one:

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Noel Gallagher’s original comments about his appearance on a Japanese music show (the original article later became accessible for a time):

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The implicit (if completely accurate) criticism of AKB48 as “manufactured” and his general low opinion of the show are readily apparent, although were this the end of the matter the only response it might have provoked was the obvious “then why did you agree to go on it?”

However, this passage was evidently well beyond the English language abilities of most Japanese otaku, and there was some clamour for a translated version due to his mention of AKB48.

The version provided to 2ch diverged from the original in certain crucial respects when it came to AKB48, and crucially it seems nobody was capable of noticing the difference (or cared about it) before compulsively pasting the quote into yet another 2ch thread or social media outlet in a fit of pique:

“I was stuck on there with a horde of shitty Jap self-proclaimed musicians, and there was a group of girls on there churned out of some factory called AKB48.

This is no joke, there were like 30 of them, all crappy brats aged 13-15. I suddenly started to feel very old.”

This had the predictable effect on AKB48 fans, who flooded onto his site and began denouncing him as an evil racist, eventually forcing the post to be pulled – though plenty of others merely found themselves forced to agree with his evaluation…


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    Comment by Anonymous
    00:58 30/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    I wish more countries had factories that churned out 13-15 year old girls.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:06 30/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    here in america, we have disney, although disney girls are made for disney kids, so they're generally behave as annoying as ****.

    at least akb48 girls are taught to just be quiet and be sexy when necessary.

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    Comment by Myballz
    05:28 30/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    Noel Gallagher he was alway's an asshole.AKB48 maybe Japanese version girl version of Menudo but with more members they work there little butts to get to to where they were Japanese kids love them that much to earn some respect for once.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:53 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If Oasis is considered "rock n roll" nowadays, what the fuck was Chuck Berry?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:15 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If China could do that, they wouldn't have a 'male' population problem:

    There aren't enough females around to make them grovel to get married to a male.

    They wouldn't need to kidnap women to marry.

    Oh wait, they can't 'sell' a 13-15 year old. Oh darn...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:55 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you put Johnny Rotten on American Idol he would probably bludgeon them all to death with a metal pipe. And then shoot himself for being seen on TV with them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:47 04/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    And I strongly doubt you've watched or listened to much of their music at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:12 31/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's not wrong at all. Incredibly tactless and rude statement, but not wrong.

    I doubt AKB48's fans even watch them for their 'music' anyways.

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    Comment by GANTZ Playboy!
    06:12 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Calling AKB48 a "menudo" is stretching it. I'd compare AKB48 to a cross between "American Idol" & "The Mickey Mouse club"- It's an ensemble girl group and basically a training ground to see which girls "Rise" and become popular & which ones are just chorus girls.

    Some are loved more than others (Hence the "General Elections" every year)- are they "Manufactured"?? - not exactly, I was repeatedly 'Tested' in various types of performances, LIVE, TV, comedy skits, print work, ect.

    Noel is more laid back Brit- He's a Rock N Roll guy, why was he even on with AKB? It's like putting American Idol on with the Sex Pistols - two different worlds. Japanese TV shows are confusing enough if you don't watch them regularly.

    Comment by Black Mage
    01:54 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.3)

    I think the Disney girls are grown in secrete a lab under the Epcot theme park.
    AKB48 probably has a similar setup that or they're androids instead of clones.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:16 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    spelling ≠ grammar

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:04 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    why is this even downrated

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:07 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because you misspelled 'secret' Loli pirate posing as anonymous.

    Comment by Black Mage
    04:37 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    # Anon 04:07 that wasn't me and sorry I misspell secret you grammar nazi.
    But it seems a lot of AKB48 fans came out of the woodwork on this one.
    On AKB48 they may be cute but let's be honest they do suck.
    I tried listening to some of their songs and it was horrible.
    They're no Perfume which is actually very good.

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    13:35 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    "They're no Perfume which is actually very good."

    While I have nothing against Perfume and won't deny about AKB lipsyincing in 99% of their live performances (then again, I find that's okay since doing a marathon of dancing to choreographs that make K-pop boybands look like stroke patients for 3-4 hours while singing live is certainly an act of suicide) , I have to say..... Seriously? Did you just I read a comment about picking an idol group that produce heavily auto-tuned songs for comparison and as a superior example?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:49 30/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    ...and become crack addicts later on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:22 30/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    well, japan is the country where you'll get arrested for even joking about smoking something like marijuana.

    at least japan has their priorities straight. sex is good for your health, while drugs are bad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:16 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    >Japan
    >sex
    only if you pay

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:05 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Unfortunately many Japanese no longer want to have sex.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:56 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    btw, can't wait 'till the white potheads downvote this comment

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:43 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Question, what does this article have to do with drugs and sex.

    Not sure but maybe I missed that part in the article

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:17 07/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Weed isnt bad xD and no im not a pothead I feel they misuse the word "drug" on the herb, that has many natural benefits of heath but it's legel. Japan has some weird sex crimes so I dont know.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:03 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    kid obssessed with outward appeareances. "oh ZomG doWnvoTes So ImpoRTAnt"

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:01 30/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    @Anon03:22 That is not anything to be proud of in fact it's something one should be deeply ashamed of since marijuana is less harmful then alcohol and even can has health benefits.
    Prohibition has been a complete failure everywhere it's been used.

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    Comment by Gitami
    13:54 30/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Marijuana is good for health.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:12 30/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    exactly. who's this old, white guy to criticize my favorite loli army!?!?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:31 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I remember this one time, I saw this white guy get turned down at the door when he tried to walk into a pinsaro in Japan. He looked so fucking sad, I just couldn't stop laughing. He was ready to pay with his own money to get laid, but he got rejected because he was white, lol

    Sorry, doesn't have anything to do with the topic. It does make for good copypasta when you want to troll white weaboos though.

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    Comment by ChaosConsuming
    11:34 07/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    15:31

    I'm confused. do you say White people as in American? or white people as in skin tone. If that's an attempt to troll you should atleast Specify who you're attempting to troll.

    No troll points for you, you lazy bum.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:20 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    O_o balls to make account...

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    Comment by Mauvais
    19:25 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    What has happened to this site? A comment like this has a +6 rating. I for one am down-voting you on the grounds that you are a racist prick who laughs at other people's loneliness.

    It's crap like this that makes me wish the site didn't allow anonymous posting. If you're gonna go around trying to convince others how cool you are, you could at least have the balls to make an account people could remember you by.

    Comment by Anonymous

    @19:25

    Don't worry, it's not actually an authentic vote - anyone with too much time on their hands and too much butthurt can make dozens of multiple accounts to upvote their own posts here in sancom. I used to not believe that anyone could be that sniveling and pathetic, but experience with some posters whose posts hit almost +1.0 the moment it is posted (and similar sounding ones too!) tell me this is pretty rampant.

    I think artefact clears them out though - I noticed that after a while, if you visit those threads again ridiculous upvote/downvote seems to have been reset and those lol fake voters get fucked back when all their votes go down the toilet.

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    Comment by nanachan
    15:39 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    reading through this comments section made me realize how happy i am to be born asian.

    i have no idea what i'd do if i was born white and liking anime at the same time, lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:18 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    ikr.. all white ppl that likes anime must be suicidal. *sarcasm*

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    Comment by ChaosConsuming
    11:36 07/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    15:39

    What does that mean? that you're a better fit for a stereotype or something?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:56 11/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Except most anime characters look more European than Asian. Even a black dude said so, and if a black dude said so, that's an impartial assessment.

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    Comment by AnimeGeeksPlayland
    08:12 02/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    A has been who's band, at least in my opinion, was never any good to begin with; just a crappy Beatles knock off so many years after Beatles stardom that I can not understand how they made it so big..

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:00 05/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    And these lolis aren't a knock off of Girls Generation?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:38 30/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    And who is this stunted, yellow kid to bitch about foreigner's opinions on a foreign site?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:55 30/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    @03:54

    median asian: $71,316
    white: $61,441
    hispanic: $53,880
    black: $52,858

    poor white people...and LOL black people...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:07 30/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    this is why white people on this site are so annoying.

    they're so ****ing sensitive about their race. i honestly didn't think the "i wish i was born asian" comments could be true until i saw this site.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:03 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    LOL @ all these comments

    looks like the white people lost this round.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:22 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    sure got quiet in here after that statistic went up, lol

    guess it's true that nothing shuts people up faster than money.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:24 01/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It´s funny reading all this, when youre black like me... xD Well i can just say that i like beeing black and male and i like anime and manga but that doesent mean that i like asian girls or culture more
    by the way..anime people are drawn european/white they dont even look soo much asian....D

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:23 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    hey, i'm a white person, and i think spongebob squarepants is more awesome than anime, so...take that

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:08 05/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm starting to wish America could push that red button again. You japanese need another lesson in respect.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:19 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Don't you guys have a hobby or something to pass time with. Preferably without criticizing other races just to make your pitiful selves feel better?

    If not then yellow, white or whatever, you racists should just crawl into some hole and die where your rotting corpses don't disturb anyone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:40 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    oh look, it's another white person rejected by their fellow white people because all the stuff they like is asian and rejected by asian people because their skin is pasty white.

    they truly live miserable lives.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:41 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    03:40 that's my favorite line XD

    always gets them enraged, so cute to watch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:30 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seriously what the hell at this entire thread. As an asian, fuck you racist asians and fuck you racist whites. You're all immature brats. To me there is no difference.

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    Comment by ChaosConsuming
    11:50 07/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Holy crap! Are all these posts all from the same person?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:25 01/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @04:01

    Lets the kids have their fun, they'll go away soon enough.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:52 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    03:50 literally just inadvertently admitted he got trolled. what an amateur.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:16 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL little asians claiming 'victory' after putting up BS statistics that got bitch fucked in analysis long time ago.

    Typical chinks and gooks. Sing louder, you sound pained ^^

    Comment by Anonymous

    Fucking racists on both sides just die already.

    Comment by Anonymous

    03:59

    ouch, that "statistic" must have stung, didn't it?

    so "transparent"...

    Comment by Anonymous

    03:55 BWAHAHAHA he got trolled so hard he had to dig up lol stats to cover up your shame.

    So transparent....so obvious.

    Comment by Anonymous

    lol, this reminds me of the fact that asians are the richest ethncity in the united states. if white people are so great, how come they can't even stay the richest race in their own country?

    Comment by Anonymous

    03:46 so you're a mental patient. well that explains a lot.

    Comment by Anonymous

    03:57 is mad that asians are richer than his redneck family confirmed.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Asians actually convinced themselves that 03:40 is true. I am reminded of a mental patient who plugs his ears and sings to himself everyday XD

    Comment by Anonymous

    04:07

    Asians talking about other people being 'sensitive' about their race.

    Serious LOL here people/

    Comment by Anonymous

    lol all the angry little asians on this site have no idea what they are talking about 'white person wanting to be asian' or some other make-believe fantasy..

    You are off...way off XD

    Comment by Anonymous

    04:07 You sure you are not talking about yourself against rest of the world? Annoying brats. Scram back to your little hiding place like a bitch.

    Seriously, talking to an asian is like talking to a spoiled 11 year old.

    Comment by Anonymous

    hey, stop picking on me just because i'm frustrated that i'm born white :(

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    Comment by Union Jack
    22:05 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.3)

    I'm white British and I must confess I like manga and amine. But I also like Oasis.
    Jap society is bloody fucked up so I'm very glad I'm British. At least with x-factor I can switch the fecking telly off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:50 30/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    03:48 try to make it a little less obvious when trying to masquerade as another race amateurs =)

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:52 30/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    lol so many frustrated yellow monkeys out to play.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:06 30/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    asian logic: when you are losing a fight, convince yourself using any slim stretch of imagination you are 'winning spiritually'.

    lol asians. always good for a laugh and a slap in the face to put them in their proper place.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:57 30/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    hm, i don't know, maybe because majority of them came here already with silverspoon in their mouths from their daddies, while majority of people here worked from ground up?

    So obvious, yellow monkeys, repeating same mocked and debunked details over and over again XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:01 30/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    oh look, more ass hurt asians making multiple account to upvote themselves in a pathetic attempt to make themselves look better.

    why u so obvious, yellow monkeys?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:12 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    Those filthy whites.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:20 30/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Those filthy racists

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:22 30/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    Those filthy trolls.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:03 30/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Lol, I think I'm gonna start a new meme here on sankaku complex. "Sensitive white people".

    The word "sensitive" seems to really get them riled up, it's fun to watch =D

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:13 30/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    holy shit, i've never seen it so bad. just on this artcle alone, there's gotta be over 50 white comments that are insecure about their race. i mean, i bet most of them are by one person, but still.

    as for asian comments, i can count maybe...5

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:13 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    @07:07

    ...why did you ask that as a question?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:17 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    07:13 either you are legally blind...or you are counting backwards :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:07 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    How about 'Thin-skinned yellow people' as a complimentary meme to accompany them? Every meme shold have a pair no?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:04 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    07:03 yeah, you can tell a lot of the new anons go through an identity crisis when they first arrive at this site. i think most eventually get over it though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:08 30/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    You sound like you speak from personal experience. Are you by chance........a yellow immigrant with identity issues?

    Thank goodness I don't have that bitch disease called 'identity crisis' unlike some retards here lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:07 30/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    @07:08 What you're suffering from is called insecurity, bro.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:08 30/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    @08:07

    I think you know it too well ese.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:11 30/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    @08:08 You've just proved my point!

    Good day, sir.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:27 30/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Whites and blacks are getting your women while you watch helplessly with impotent dicks. Funny how that works eh?

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    Comment by Joshi Chugakusei
    06:44 30/05/2012 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    i want to believe that white people can both like japanese goods and still be secure about their race, but seeing these comments makes that hard to believe...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:53 30/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    LOL 05:48 is probably the same white person who got owned in the last argument. You can tell, because he uses the "XD" face whenever he's buttfrustrated.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:43 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    06:39

    three minutes is "so long ago" to white people? is the white person's memory really that bad?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:52 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    05:48

    protip: you just admitted your asspained. what an amateur mistake.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:40 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    true, it is pretty funny how all the white people here wish they were born asian, and how the only pride of the black race is the size of their urinary organ

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:52 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    06:48

    oh dear...what a pr disaster for white people on this site...

    btw "^^" is an asian face. looks like you want to be asian after all ^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:39 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    06:34 wait, so you're seriously mad that you "lost" an argument on sankaku complex?

    now that's just sad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:02 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @06:52

    Asians are a walking embarrassment by themselves...see if any other race looks at them as any thing more than ugly comedy gold.

    But really, I do enjoy how you convince yourself you understand the game anymore.....

    surprise fact: I am not white. But I am sure you can't get your head around that fact, and that your kind embarrasses itself so thoroughly on this site with your pathetically obvious vote whoring XD

    DOWNVOTE...WITH RAGE OF BILLION RISING SUNS!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:39 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    05:53 You must be real frustrated to remember something from so long ago lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:34 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    btw when you can't make a rebuttal against another person's valid criticism of your 'facts', you actually 'lose' the argument...

    You sure went quiet after I made that argument, than when nobody was listening you try to say you 'won' anything. why you so obvious?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @06:43

    lol too dimwitted to remember further. keep convincing yourself...who knows it might come true one day!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:48 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    06:39 all it took was one post...and what do you see? a butthurt asian screeching like a bitch in heat and trying to downvote comments they can't refute ^^

    Tell me...do you like public embarrassment?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:30 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    05:53 lol one comment and all these posts like a sensitive asian mutt. 'Win an arguement' lol only asian standards could be so low.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:05 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Awkward forced meme incoming in 3...2...1...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:14 05/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the hell, why are people bringing black people into this? What did that have to do with anything?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:48 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @05:40

    Tips for looking less pathetic: Think up better lines and don't do obvious reposts.

    Asspain confirmed...for the tenth time XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:08 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @05:53

    Another obvious comment for earn positive votes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:12 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You don't have women where you come from?

    *runs away*

    Comment by Anonymous

    Butthurt to the left!

    Butthurt to the right!

    Butthurt is in the house tonight!

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    Comment by Bayonette
    09:33 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    You may wanna look at a certain Asian country full of Christians...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:50 30/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean the Filipinos?....No.













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