Japanese celeb criticizes idols in wake of AKB48 Minami Minegishi's scandal

21 February 2013 / 3 years 8 months ago

Japanese model, blogger, and recording artist Kyary Pamyu Pamyu was a guest on the French television program Le Petit Journal while visiting the country for her '100% KPP WORLD TOUR 2013'. During the show, she discussed the Minami Minegishi scandal that has captured international interest."In the Japanese idol world, they are very strict about relationships. It's like in return for male fans' support, idols keep out of relationships and love, devoting themselves to their jobs as idols," Kyary stated when asked about the scandal.Kyary explained that she could love freely and openly since she wasn't an idol, distinguishing herself as a true artist. She criticized idols as people who act a certain way to get men to notice them."In my opinion, and idol's job is to suck up to men and do what they can to get their attention. What I do though is something guys will never love. What I'm doing is more like an artist than an idol," she said.

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