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INTEREST: 6-Year-Old Idol Skips Kindergarten After TV Program Falsely Reports Boy She Likes


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KH91



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:50 pm Reply with quote
This is one of those "WTF did I just read moments." I cannot believe this really happened. No way this should have happened.
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Somer-_-



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:50 pm Reply with quote
I honestly thought this title was satire and was super confused.
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falcon.punch



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:50 pm Reply with quote
They almost did: "How to Ruin a Lil' girl's life in 5 minutes".

Jeez people.
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AksaraKishou



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:54 pm Reply with quote
Did i just read a manga synopsis? O.o'
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Lactobacillus yogurti



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:56 pm Reply with quote
This is why I hate it when kids are exploited at such a young age on TV. Let kids be kids, dammit.
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12skippy21



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:57 pm Reply with quote
At least she did not have to shave her head.
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Gewürtztraminer



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:58 pm Reply with quote
I literally just came here from the Onion.
I had to double check the address, this reads almost exactly like most Onion stories, but with less expletives.
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Peebs



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:00 pm Reply with quote
I read the header on Twitter and out of curiosity, because who cares about a 6-year-old idol, I clicked on the link. And, oh my.

No sympathy from me. If idols are supposed to be fulfilling the fantasies of adults, whose fantasy is this little girl fulfilling? The thought makes me feel sick.
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relyat08



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:01 pm Reply with quote
This is f*cking gross, to be honest. Japan needs to get over this obsession with purity. Even if she did like someone, why does it matter? I know why fans think it matters, but it doesn't. It's like a bunch of mental 5 year olds don't want their toy to be taken from them.
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nobahn
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:28 pm Reply with quote
OFFS.
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Hoppy800



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:39 pm Reply with quote
Oh dear god, where do I start. It's got everything, corporate tyranny, an idol that's far too young to be such irl, false accusations, and poor parenting by her mom who was an idol. This could very well be a manga, an anime, or an all ages VN.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:01 pm Reply with quote
I wonder if she said, "It's... it's not like that!" I'd hate to think anime has been lying to me all these years about how Japanese people dispel romantic rumours.
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TarsTarkas



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:03 pm Reply with quote
The only problem is the TV show released personal information that they probably shouldn't have.

It would be no different, if Good Morning America released similar information on a Hollywood child actor/actress.
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Sakurazuka_Reika



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:12 pm Reply with quote
Frankly, I just feel sorry for the boy whose name got published. Dude must be having a crappy time.
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sirdano1



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:12 pm Reply with quote
Okay, who let Anime Maru write an article for ANN?
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