Agency Sues Idols & Fans for Dating: “Idols = Slaves”

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Two idols, the fans they dated and even their parents are all being sued by the group’s management for over 8 million yen in damages for “contract violation” and “betraying their fans,” soon prompting accusations of “slavery” and “human rights violations” against the agency in turn.

The agency managing the idol group in question, “Aoyama☆Sei HachaMecha High School” or “MechaHai” for short, took umbrage at the sudden departure of two members, 19-year-old Miho and 22-year-old Seina.

Their producer went so far as to publicly accuse them of “committing a serious contract violation – they were both dating fans” at an August event in Tokyo.

Even more shockingly, he then went on to name their partners and proclaim the agency would sue them, the two girls, and the parents of the girls for 8,230,000 yen in damages, providing the legal documents to the fans in attendance to prove it.

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Their producer explained the logic behind suing all concerned for this egregious product violation:

“The parents of these two girls signed a contract stipulating ‘no romantic relationships with fans’ and ‘no abandonment of the workplace.’ They have betrayed the other members and all the fans, it is not something we can forgive.”

Predictably this scandal was itself rapidly taken up as another example of the scandalous excesses of the idol trade online:

“So, Idol = Slave, basically.”

“It had nothing to do with the fans – are these idols the property of their agency or what?”

“What is this, some yakuza brothel?”

“How can they sue fans for violating a contract they never agreed to…”

“I don’t see how these contracts can be legal. Isn’t banning romantic activity a fundamental human rights violation?”

“I can’t believe anyone would sign a contract like that.”

“It cannot be legal in any case.”

“This must constitute criminal intimidation at least.”

“I can’t believe any lawyer thinks they can win this case.”

“I expect these idiots just got themselves sued by the fans they outed.”

“‘Those two damaged our products!'”

“Looking at their pics you can find girls their level anywhere.”

“I think this is marketing via controversy again – nobody ever heard of this group, there is no way they can get cash out of the fans and could well get sued themselves for defamation, and the contract stipulation of no romance is probably illegal and unenforceable.”

“Actually quite clever really.”

“The agency was probably whoring the poor girls out to the fans but these guys got caught out somehow…”

“According to their wiki they formed in 2012 from Nico Live, have sold over 1,000 CDs, and in line with their name call their fans ‘teachers’ – god.”

“This must all part of some new scam.”

“Those fans just need their own lawyers and they have an easy win right there…”


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    Comment by Anonymous
    18:06 13/09/2014 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    how dare they, they can only have sex with their managers, directors and producers!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:29 13/09/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Or if they're a Korean actress, whomever their manager pimps them to. Not even making that up BTW. Look up Jang Ja-yeon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:30 15/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't it the same in japan according to that Minako Komukai woman?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Thats just sick! :(

    Beeing pimped out to executives, bigwigs and other 99.99% dirty old 50+ men, while the society just ignores it, is why feminism is needed. Not because of tiny injustices in the west, but this shit that goes on in eastern Asia.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:22 19/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Really?

    In parts of the middle east women are executed by judges/the law for committing the crime of being raped. I am not joking!
    Women in many of these countries are not allowed out side the house with out a male escort.
    Girls as young as 12 are forced to marry men as old as 50 in arranged marriages.

    You seriously need a lesson in perspective and were to focus your energy.

    But most feminist are cowards, hypocrites, and would not dare face moslems in the middle east or Europe.
    Moslems would beat any feminist who tried, feminist in general are weak and this proves it. When the going gets tough feminist run for the hills like animals.

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    Comment by PaperJunkie
    16:42 13/09/2014 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    jesus chirst, that chicks got teeth like a can opener.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:52 13/09/2014 # ! Good (+0.8)

    I think I read somewhere teeth like that are considered "cute" in Japan and some girls even had dental work done so that their teeth looks like that. Don't ask me why though, I find them just as off-putting as you do.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:08 14/09/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    yep it's called haeba(?) i believe.

    it's not so much the crookedness that's off-putting for me, im more concerned about how yellow they are.. that's even worse imo

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    Comment by Stormwatch
    09:44 14/09/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Light yellow is a perfectly normal color for tooth enamel. The paper-white ones of 'Murican TV and film celebrities, on the other hand, is usually artificial.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:22 13/09/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I looked it up its a trend. Highschool and middleschool girls get discounts. Japan never siezes to stop amazing lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:09 15/09/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    just when i think japan cant get any weirder I find out something else

    Comment by Anonymous

    Now that's just disgusting... who in their right mind would ever want to do something like that...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:18 14/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, I'm turned off by spray tan and obviously fake large breasts (natural or could pass for natural is fine), but there's plenty of others who love that. Different strokes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:26 14/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think the same thing about spray tan and child pageant contests.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:27 15/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Anon 20:20 14/09/2014 - Hmmmm.... "Spray-on breast-enlargement product with additional tanning feature".

    Even if you don't like large breasts, the spray could be used for all sorts of (im)practical jokes!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:20 14/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah but if done correctly, breast augmentation and spray tanning can look decent. This though, could never be relatively decent in any possible way.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:28 14/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    ... think I've heard of crazier shit then that in the states.

    Comment by Anonymous

    that's complete bullshit and I won't accept otherwise

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:39 13/09/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    look up "yaeba japan" on google.

    Warning: may need to bleach eyes.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Tell me, are YELLOW teeth considered "cute" too? Cause those teeth look discolored beyond discolored.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:30 14/09/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Fun fact: teeth's natural color is yellow.

    Comment by Anonymous

    They just forgot to photoshop them...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:13 14/09/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Typical American faggot who jerks off to teeth.

    Comment by Anonymous

    typical japanese wannabe otaku who jacks off at ugly ass teeth? thats even worse

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:19 14/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's what's called a charm point.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:54 13/09/2014 # ! Good (+0.8)

    They signed a fucked up contract as ridiculous as the contracts in "He is my master". Funny how the writters of that series believed those contracts would not hold up in court.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:23 13/09/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The contract is pretty normal, there are lot of corporations out there wich contracts include you can't have romantic relationships with coworkers.

    You can acept those clausules or not as long as that contract doesn't violate your rights. Banning you from having relationships with fans is a perfectly plausible clausule in this case IMO and as I said is something you can see in lot of western corporations. That's not really an issue.

    The fact they sued the fans, is really stupid though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:16 13/09/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    But it's the parents who signed it, the girls most likely never even saw the contract.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:14 14/09/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So how can they prove the guys they slept with were fans?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:24 14/09/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They're going to inspect the guy's hymen?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:09 14/09/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    hymen inspection wont prove WHO they slept with, you freaking doofus.

    Comment by Anonymous

    hymen inspection

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:10 13/09/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Don't expect too much from them if they are still in high-school in the age of 22...
    Or the agency trying to trick the fans?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:56 15/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The girls probably never saw the contract, and many of them are too young to know what they are getting into. Keep in mind these contracts span years. A lot changes at that age in that amount of time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:42 13/09/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    damn it! I hate clicking on a picture and it only gets smaller WTF!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:35 13/09/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    you must be new to sancom

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:22 13/09/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    CaptainObvious welcomeback *-*

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:50 13/09/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    That first girl is beautiful.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:35 13/09/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    They're both pretty in their own way, most people here see too much porn or crazy shit to realize that this level of girl is not unattractive.

    Plus the anime 'fang' came from somewhere, and fucked up teeth is the source, so... wellp.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:29 13/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't mind. She's gonna be sucking my dick not biting XD. Really though if you saw #2 was DTF... would you go balls deep? Or say "No thanks"..... Pussy is pussy right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:27 14/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dude, I'd say no to that even if the future of the human race depened on it. In fear of those teeth and the slight chance that our children would inherit them. Thus causing a dominant "fucked up teeth" genome in the future generations of humans. Like...bruh.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:34 13/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're both pretty. But the first one, for me is gorgeous. And no, pussy is not pussy. She's pretty but not in a fuckable way. Slutty looking chicks are hot, this girl is beautiful and not slutty looking.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:26 14/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    i guess youre too naive to believe that any photo publicly put out by an idol group isnt photoshoped to hell and back. am i saying these girls look ugly as fuck when unfiltered? probably not. but these pictures being an accurate representation of "natural" beauty is a far cry from reality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:01 16/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sighs. You know, seeing this going on makes me wonder why Japan isn't suing the PRODUCERS for shit like this. I swear, this is by far the worst case of human stupidity Ive ever seen from an Idol producer I've ever seen.
    This has to stop now. I swear this is more ridiculous than AKB48's Shenanigans.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:01 16/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Also noted that what the producers are doing, even with contract, violates human rights.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:58 15/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol@keyboard warriors who think their complaining on internet forums is going to do ANYTHING to change the mind of the business folk who run these groups.

    Silly, silly nips.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:49 16/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sue fans??? Really? How stupid an Idol Produder can be?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:46 14/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    omg sold OVER 1000 CDs since 2012!?

    These girls are AMAZING SUPERSTAR IDORUS!!

    ...srsly wtf? Suing for 8,000,000 yen in damage (even if this is *only* ~$80k USD). 1000CDs in TWO YEARS? I've seen local bar bands more popular than that. Really, there's DEFINITELY something fishy about this if they think teenage girls are worth that much when they're obviously shitty, unknown singers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:46 14/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sue the fans who never even signed a contract? What a huge "FUCK YOU" to all the fans! Smart fans who aren't creepy virgin hunting losers should tell the agency to fuck off and then tell them to go fuck themselves with a cactus.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:58 14/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The parents should obviously sue the girls and the fans involved as well. The girls should sue the fans involved, their own parents and the agency for corruption of a minor charges. The fans should sue the girls involved, and the idol agency and the parents for being slutmakers. All totally reasonable and completely with merit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:23 14/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The problem, and you know i'm right, is the fact that without those weird contracts, they'd never be famous or anything. Those idols are "successful" only because of it means to be the kind of idol: an idealised image and some stupid acting of cuteness.

    Don't do that if this isn't the kind of fame you want, but you've been warned.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:25 14/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    because of what it means*
    this kind of idol*

    sorry...





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