Agency Cancels Ensemble Stars! Stage Play Actor's Contract Due to 'Inappropriate Posts'
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for talent agency Omnia announced on Friday that it has cancelled the contract of affiliated actor Yūdai Natsume. The agency had posted an apology on May 12 in relation to Natsume's actions.
The announcement said that the agency had investigated reports related to Natsume. Through the investigation, the company was able to confirm Natsume's "inappropriate posts" from around 2013. Omnia said that "although there were no damaging actions" per se, the company decided to "take into account social influence" in its decision to cancel Natsume's contract. The agency also apologized again for the situation.
According to online reports, Natsume had tweeted "misogynist and discriminatory remarks" in "extreme tweets."
Natsume played Mitsuru Tenma in the Ensemble Stars Extra Stage: Judge of Knights and Ensemble Stars On Stage: To the Shining Future stage plays, which ran in Japan last September and from January to February, respectively.