Alan Shirahama's Agency Releases Statement Regarding Scandal With Minami Minegishi
Thursday 31 Jan, 2013 - 11:40pm UTC
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, the entertainment company that manages GENERATIONS
, has released a statement regarding the scandal Alan Shirahama
has become involved in with AKB48
's Minami Minegishi
Unlike the trouble Minegishi and AKB48's management has gone through since reports that she spent the night with Shirahama were published, LDH did not have much to say on the matter.
"We leave his private life up to him. He told us they are just good friends and nothing more
," they stated.
Unlike Minegishi, Shirahama did not break any rules or violate his contract. Despite this fact, many netizens in support of Minegishi are upset that he has not done more to help her save face, shown more remorse for the situation, or apologized for his role in the scandal. Some AKB48 fans have even gone as far as saying he should shave his head in solidarity.
Yesterday, Shunkan Bunshun
published a report stating Minegishi had spent the night at Shirahama's house on January 17th. Due to AKB48's strict no-dating policy, Minegishi has been demoted to the status of a trainee. In an act of self-inflicted punishment, the idol shaved her head and issued a public apology on YouTube.
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