Well, this came to me as a shock. A member of AKB48, Minami Negishi, has been caught spending a night with some guy by a media. Later, a video was published by AKB48 Youtube official channel showing her apologizing the incident with a bald head.
It's not that I'm a fan of AKB48 or some otaku who felt betrayed for seeing his idol has gone off with other guy, but seeing her doing this self public humiliation video has made me felt uneasy and somehow guilty for being a part of the consumer that enjoys those pictures published as idol photobooks. I even had Minami Negishi's pictures posted on one of my pages.
The video apparently has been brought down from AKB48 Youtube channel at the time I'm writing this. Thank goodness.. Though it's still available at many Youtube accounts if you search for it.
Rough translation: AKB's Negishi Minami staying the night at the EXILE's dancer's apartment!
Only God knows if the video was made sincerely by her own will or just another publicity stunt. I originally wrote this post to gather facts about why it makes me uneasy and guilty. Now after reading more materials about AKB48 I ended up with a simple conclusion. My take on this? Don't take it too personally. AKB48 is a superficial music group. A money making scheme in the music industry at its best form and any drama is always good to draw your attention.
Here is a couple of photos that she posted herself showing her posing with her AKB48 mates with a different kind of mood, the opposite actually. Well I'm not presuming anything, but just glad to see her smiling again like that.