[J-Rock] Babymetal
#51
Oh yeah, the industry is toxic. And not just with the idol groups. There are certainly rock bands that were forced to do more than they could possibly deliver and ended up folding. Plus, these girls probably signed contracts they haven't read, as they were too young to grasp everything that was in them.

Still, forcing someone with severe health issues to carry on like nothing is going on has to be incriminating in some way, doesn't it?
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#52
This isn't much different from Armmy's departure from GS or Rami leaving Aldious. It's just how the Japanese are. They don't talk about this shit.

Another female artist with health issues, though...
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#53
The plot thickens...she hasn’t left, apparently....

Are we at the stage where the Yui hologram gets rolled out in desperation, I wonder? Wink
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#54
Quote:When asked specifically about her absence from this tour, a representative from 5B Management confirmed that "Yuimetal remains a member of the band, but she is not on this current U.S. tour. There is a new narrative for the future of the band which is currently evolving. The storyline has changed. This was the basis of the ‘Metal Resistance Episode 7: The Revelation’ video." The representative went on to explain that the seven hooded figures in the bombastic clip represent a new era for the band, with the addition of new characters. "The who, when, where, and how of The Chosen Seven will be presented as the concept unfolds."



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#55
So she hasn't been dropped from the band, and by stating she won't be on this tour at all, it's obviously not just a publicity stunt where she'll be popping up out of nowhere in a few shows. And the timing of this "new era" coming just a few months after a couple of shows where she was apparently physically incapable of performing... at this point I think I'd be willing to put money down on my theory being on the mark.

I really do wish they would just let her go already if it's truly destroying her life like I suspect, but obviously that won't happen. She's just another puppet to them. Really sad.
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#56
(05-10-2018, 09:26 PM)UnholyCrusada Wrote: So she hasn't been dropped from the band, and by stating she won't be on this tour at all, it's obviously not just a publicity stunt where she'll be popping up out of nowhere in a few shows. And the timing of this "new era" coming just a few months after a couple of shows where she was apparently physically incapable of performing... at this point I think I'd be willing to put money down on my theory being on the mark.

I really do wish they would just let her go already if it's truly destroying her life like I suspect, but obviously that won't happen. She's just another puppet to them. Really sad.

Do you think perhaps she's bound to them with contract obligations despite maybe wanting out? That could make sense.
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#57
You have to wonder where are her parents in all of this. She's 18, true, but jesus, if the management is jerking her around and her father fails to step in I have no respect for him.
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#58
(05-10-2018, 09:30 PM)TadakatsuH0nda Wrote: Do you think perhaps she's bound to them with contract obligations despite maybe wanting out? That could make sense.

That's exactly what I think. And really, I think it may have been that way for a while now. When I saw them 2 years ago, I was second row from the stage, further over to the left side (the side Yui is always on), so I was basically right in front of her. During the song Karate, there was a point when I swear she looked right at me while doing her dance moves. And the look on her face just seemed kind of vacant, troubled even. She definitely didn't look happy at all. And I felt guilty, like there I was rocking out, headbanging along with everyone else in the crowd, and she doesn't seem to be enjoying it at all. That, combined with standing in line with many of the super-fans beforehand, really left me with a very disturbing feeling. When it was all over, I felt genuinely filthy, and not just because I was covered head to toe in sweat. And then a few months later, when I started seeing some of the promo pictures that showed her having lost a ton of weight since (and I wasn't the only one for the record, I only noticed after a couple people on the band's facebook page mentioned it, and were followed up with responses like "there's no way their management would stand for Yui being malnourished", etc.), I well and truly felt sick.

(05-10-2018, 10:42 PM)Traxan Wrote: You have to wonder where are her parents in all of this. She's 18, true, but jesus, if the management is jerking her around and her father fails to step in I have no respect for him.

I will never understand how the parents of any idols can just so easily sign their pre-teen/teen daughters over to some faceless corporate entity. It's the epitome of irresponsible.
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#59
(05-11-2018, 12:11 AM)UnholyCrusada Wrote: I will never understand how the parents of any idols can just so easily sign their pre-teen/teen daughters over to some faceless corporate entity. It's the epitome of irresponsible.

Well for western people it´s hard to understand but if you have lived in Japan or (like me) in China you´ll understand how much pressure the kids have from their parents or the school system.
Just the strong survive, sadly but true.

So many parents see a good chance for their children to get famous, to make money etc.....

Family means everything in the Asian countries and the kids have to obey.
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#60
(05-10-2018, 10:42 PM)Traxan Wrote: You have to wonder where are her parents in all of this. She's 18, true, but jesus, if the management is jerking her around and her father fails to step in I have no respect for him.

Age of majority is 20 in Japan. Her contracts were signed by her parents and still would be.
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