The internet is reeling today from the news that popular sixth gen Morning Musume members Kamei Eri, Tanaka Reina and Michishige Sayumi have published racist photographs on Reina’s blog. The full story is here with translations of the blog posts here and here but let me guide you through the whole story.
Tanaka Reina first made this blog post with Kamei Eri on her blog…
I Love Westerners
I was talking with Eri before about how much I love western actors, music and culture. It’s really great. Eri surprised me by doing this pose and getting me to as well.
A westerner? What?
Well recently there’s been a real boom in Japan of western culture. Actually all of Morning Musume love it. Junjun, Linlin and Eri even shagged western men while in Paris recently but we don’t talk about that.
Err…manager is this all okay to be posted so far?
He’s busy listening to AKB on his ipod but he kind of mumbled a yes in a distracted way. LOL! My manager!
Reina then went on to compound matters by making a second blog post this time with Michishige Sayumi.
I’m thinking this is fun
I went and did it with Sayu as well. This is funny.
Sayu looks funny. So this is what it’d be like to be western like all those people we love and have talked about a lot on our blogs in the past. Cool huh?
Obviously such disgusting racism couldn’t go unpunished and following a backlash the blogs of all three members have stopped updating and the offending posts have been removed. Even so that hasn’t been enough to quench the bloodlust rage of many on popular internet forum Butthurt Hive. Here is a selection of some of the comments.
1. Comment by Sad Fuck November 2, 2010 at 2:16 pm
Dude FUCK. FUCK THEM SLITTY EYED JAPANESE BASTARDS. I’m gonna make them pay the fuckers. This is war. But first my mom is calling me for my tea. Laters.
2. Comment by Emperor Hirohito November 2, 2010 at 3:15 pm
The west is racist and full of people who smell. They should shut the fuck up. Wait, my mother is calling me to take the rubbish out.
3. Comment by SpamFlamer 1109 November 2, 2010 at 3:30 pm
Is it just coincidence that all three members did a song on the 10th Morning Musume album that translated into English is called Big Eyes?
4. Comment by God of War November 2, 2010 at 4:08 pm
Oh classy Morning Musume. Your hurtful blog posts will destabilise relations in the world leading to World War III. From there the west will destroy the east and will take all your countries and colonise them with westerners like they should have done ages ago. That will teach you a lesson you racists! Oh I have to go now my teacher has caught me using my phone in class.
5. Comment by SmellyScent November 2, 2010 at 4:40 pm
I hope they didn’t make that post just because western culture is becoming popular? The Japanese have no right to be making fun of other countries. Making fun of others is wrong and besides I mean come on, the JAPANESE? THOSE RETARDS? GO MAKE SOME MORE ANIME! I hate the Japanese. But yeah making fun of others is bad and so is racism. Those ugly Japanese pigs should know that.
6. Comment by Iloveyouwesterners November 2, 2010 at 6:50 pm
wow really? I would think japanese would appreciate westerners going into their country and working so hard to give them good music but no. They are just jealous that Westerners are more talented than them so they’re trying to find something to make fun of to make themselves look better? I can’t believe I used to be a fan of them…the ugly Japanese dogs. Urgh and they smell funny.
7. Comment by Kantspel November 2, 2010 at 7:42 pm
You butthurt faggot westen biasd dick suckers are takeing this waaaaaaaay outa context! There having fucking fun for Christ sakes! Plaese don’t give me that billshit that you’ve never made fun of another race in jokeing befor!
Clearly the situation is only going to escalate. I’d expect the announcement of Sayumi & Reina’s graduation very soon possibly followed by world war three and the nuclear annihilation of the world. I don’t mean to overreact but I can’t help thinking that in making all those posts in the past about how much they love a certain country and then in jokingly doing an impression of what they think people from that country look like, they have only brought nuclear annihilation and the total destruction of all life on the planet on themselves. It’s no more than they deserve.