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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:33 pm Reply with quote
"the only thing I can do for NGT48 now is to graduate."

"He even told me that I was 'an assailant attacking the company,'"

This is just heart breaking. At every step of the way, this poor girl has been made to feel like her assault was her own fault. All they had to do was support her. They could have apologized directly to her, promised to keep her safe, and publicly condemned the actions of the men who hurt her while letting her continue on with her dream of being an idol. Instead they blame her for "causing trouble", and toss her out like garbage.

It absolutely was not her fault for being assaulted. No victim should ever be treated like this.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:11 pm Reply with quote
This is bs. Maho is popular. I saw her in Japanese TV during my holiday. Poor girl. She was attacked and still feels like she failed the group.

She should start performing in YouTube and try to land a record label.

I love the idea of idols but the actual reality is sickening (performers in Japan are just tools). I don't know if Japan will ever change but the machismo culture should. I hope she excels in her next chapter.
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