For Each and Every Action…

This is a follow up to the article about the Mecha Mecha Iketeru idol competition episode. A lot of people have had some rather overboard reactions and I figured I would throw my half a cent on that aspect of the discussion.

As always the following is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect those of the other Selective Hearing staff.

For Each and Every Action…

there is an equal and opposite reaction. I’m sure many of us have heard that sometime in our lives. Which brings me to the topic of how fans react to different situations their favorite idols are put in.


I often wonder about idol fans sometimes. When bad things happen to their favorites they end up going off the deep end. As many who follow the comings and goings of idol land know, Tsugunaga Momoko of Berryz Koubou was used as the foil for a bunch of physical comedy gags on a recent episode of Mecha Mecha Iketeru.

Those who have watched that program know that sometimes their gags can be a little violent and mean spirited but hardly anyone ever gets hurt or injured. Perhaps those who the pranks or jokes are played on have their pride damaged but they never suffer any long-term or debilitating physical harm.

So color me not surprised when all the drama queens came out of hiding to show concern for Momoko as if she really was getting the shit kicked out of her by a member of the cast. The number of overly sensitive, emo-ish comments on social networks and blogs were hilarious. I seriously was expecting to see someone go on YouTube begging, pleading and crying to “Leave Momo alone!” similar to the whiny bitch who did that for Britney Spears many moons ago.

I guess what they rehearsed was so convincing that it looked real? Good on them for freaking out the fans. If only the WWE could follow suit. Well, that’s totally unrelated & a different story altogether.

I understand that there is justifiable reason for concern but do you really think that UFA would let one of their talents really get dragged around like a rag doll without their consent? The answer of course is no.

When I was watching the Mecha Mecha Iketeru episode I too was crying. Not out of pity or sadness. But because what Momoko did in the name of comedy was funny and I was laughing until tears were streaming down my face. It’s been a while since any Hello! Project act has entertained me in that manner and for that I am appreciative.

To some I may sound like the deplorable, soulless, unfeeling bastard that a certain site would have you believe me to be.  Believe what you must and agree or disagree. It doesn’t matter to me. I could not sit on the sidelines as a bunch of emo fans whined and complained about unfair treatment of their idol when that never was the case.

That’s all I’m saying.

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