AKB48’s Minami Minegishi Shaves Off Hair As Sex Apology


Even creepy AKB48 fans have recoiled at Minami Minegishi’s shocking act of atonement for being caught “spending the night” with a male friend: the distraught idol was made to shave her head and apologise to fans on YouTube – although her unflattering new hairstyle and public humiliation may be the least of her worries, as she was also punished by being demoted from active AKB48 membership.

AKB48 officially recorded her humiliation for the benefit of fans:

In addition to shaving herself, she has also been formally punished by being dropped from AKB48’s active ranks to “research student” status.

AKB48 watchers are as usual provide their insights whether anyone wants to hear them or not:

“This is completely shocking…”

“I can’t bear to look!”

“Right – look how ugly she is!”

“This really is shocking, but not that way. AKB aren’t going to be around much longer.”

“So this is the punishment for sex there?”

“In the midst of a huge scandal where a schoolboy was bullied into suicide by his teacher’s punishments, they do this!?”

“Just more marketing by controversy by AKB48.”

“This is going too far.”

“Her fans are going to be aghast at this…”

“Isn’t this a human rights violation?”

“You think they let them have those in the world of show business?”

“She is ugly. This is an idol…”

“It’s a very Showa-esque way of atoning. I like it.”

“This reminds me of a scene from one of those abuse AVs.”

“Nice of them to show the world how abnormal Japanese culture is by exposing this on YouTube, so they can see what a crass people we are and how little we care for human rights.”

“Why isn’t this seen as harassment or a violation of her rights?”

“Hard to believe she wasn’t ordered to do this.”

“This is like something from the Islamic world…”

“All she did was have sex, and they did this to her.”

“Will they include her hair as an extra in their next CD?”

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