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Tokyo Girls' Style Faces Sexual Harassment During Photo Event

9mo ago   ·   Tuesday 20 Mar, 2018 - 01:51pm UTC   ·   Aysohmay   ·   5 upvotes   ·   2 comments   ·   7,507 views
Tokyo Girls' Style Faces Sexual Harassment During Photo Event

Tokyo Girls' Style members experienced sexual harassment during a photo event held in Tokyo on March 18.

During the event, fans could get a picture with 2 of the group's members. While most photos ran the gambit of what would be expected, some male fans took advantage of the opportunity and posed in a suggestive manner with the members.

In particular, a set of photos, shown below, circulated social media on March 19. There was a large outcry on social media for the behavior.

The group's staff and management came under particular fire for allowing this type of behavior to occur without intervening.

"Management, please protect these girls. Even though they are professionals, they are still women. I am saddened as a fan that nothing was done. Please do something," one tweet said.

In response to the social media outrage, the group's management released a statement on March 20 through its twitter account. Management asked people to act respectfully and with good sense at future events. They also explained that any misbehavior will result in the event getting shut down and cancelled immediately.

Reaction to the announcement has been mixed. While some thanked the group's management for taking steps to protect the group, others pointed out that it shouldn't take pressure from social media to act in the members' best interest.

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    n3kochan 9mo ago

    ...seriously?...who in the right mind would even do something like that? I agree with the social media that such a thing isn't supposed to be said first then acted. When they had the photoshoot it should have been enough for them to see with their own eyes that it is wrong, it is not okay, and take action to stop these behaviours immediately. No one, men or women, should be subjected to such danger especially in their work place. I am terrified for them to have gone through such experience. I hope the management would prevent such event to occur to them ever again. Like seriously... 

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    emptyelvis 9mo ago

    Wow....trash. Why would you even think that it would be okay to do that to ANYONE?

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