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J-Pop Group AAA Apologizes for Graffiti Near Otakon

posted on 2007-08-06 10:25 EDT
Member posted photo of spray-painted rock online after offsite photoshoot

AAA, a Japanese pop music group, apologized on August 3 for spraying graffiti in the High Rock area around Baltimore, Maryland near Otakon 2007 on July 21. According to the notice on AAA's official website, members of the group saw a rock marked by earlier graffiti after their photoshoot in the area. After consulting "an onsite coordinator," they sprayed "JPN AAA 2007" onto the rock.

AAA member Chiaki Ito posted a photo in a blog entry (since deleted) on the Avex music label's web site on July 25. Posters then wrote about it on Avex's BBS (registration required), Japan's 2channel forums, and Otakon's forums. The band members say they have since apologized to the area's authorities and have discussed how to restore the rock.

Source: Sports Nippon via Tokyograph


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