Voice Actress Yū Serizawa Apologizes to Fans For Wearing Ring
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
It started innocently enough. Dog & Scissors voice actress Yū Serizawa posted a picture on her Twitter account of herself holding a microphone in a karaoke booth and wearing a ring on her left ring finger.
Her followers responded, asking about the ring and congratulating her on her wedding. The 20-year-old voice actress had posted another picture of her wearing the same ring earlier on her blog. Serizawa took to Twitter to apologize for "betraying" her fans.
みなさん。芹澤です。 先ほどTwitterに挙げた写真ですが左手の薬指に指輪をつけています。そのことで一部の方に誤解を生み悲しませてしまいました。ごめんなさい。この指輪に深い意味は何もありません。これだけは本当です。以前自分のブログでも同じようなことが…— 芹澤優(i☆Ris) (@iRis_s_yu) May 1, 2014
Everyone. This is Serizawa. In my earlier Twitter post there is a photograph of me with a ring on my left ring finger. I'm very sorry for the grief I have caused by misleading you with this. I'm sorry. There is no deep meaning behind this ring. This is the truth. There was a similar post on my blog...
あり、このような軽率な行動でみなさんを裏切るのは2回目です。この仕事を続けて行く中でこんなことは許されないことです。みなさんを悲しませるようなことは何もありません!!信じてください。これからも真剣に仕事に取り組み、より自覚を持って、信頼を取り戻せるように今一度気持ちを新たにがんば— 芹澤優(i☆Ris) (@iRis_s_yu) May 1, 2014
This is the second time I have betrayed you due to my hasty actions. I won't allow this to continue as I carry on with work. There is nothing for you guys to grieve about!! Please believe me. I will continue my efforts to work seriously in the future, be more aware, and to once again work hard to regain your trust.
最後まで読んでくださりありがとうございます。— 芹澤優(i☆Ris) (@iRis_s_yu) May 1, 2014
Thank you all for supporting me and thank you in advance. Thank you for reading until the end.
If this seems excessive, keep in mind that idols with unapproved relationships by their management have faced serious consequences. KAT-TUN singer Jin Akanishi was forced by his agency to leave the GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka live-action television series remake and had his tour cancelled after he got married without permission. Aya Hirano experienced a falling out with her fans of the worst kind after she was perceived as too open about her sex life and preferences on television. She resigned from Twitter and was forced to quit voice-acting until she left her agency. AKB48 idol Minami Minegishi also famously shaved her head as restitution for dating while pleading that she didn't want to leave the group.
Yū Serizawa is a singer and voice actress, as well as a member of the Pretty Rhythm-related idol group, i☆Ris.