Idol Stabbed By Fan - Critical
  • LogDogLogDog
     
    May 2016
    289 Reputation
    This is terrible

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/05/22/national/crime-legal/female-idol-stabbed-multiple-times-by-purported-fan-at-event-in-western-tokyo-police/

    So many of our favorite idols are always out doing open events. Does this make you worried for some of our favorite members?
     
  • MM305
     
    May 2016
    393 Reputation
    Wow, I can only imagine the horribe impact that something like this might do the the Idol business and those who are unsure about it!!! :(

    But with that said, to answer the question, I'm still very confident about these idols surviving because of the security that is (usually) guided with them. I'm sure that management are aware of the negative aspects/perception/stereotypes of the relationship between an older male and a younger female, so this event can possiby reinforce the prority to keep these idols secured. It also helps that something like this doesn't seem to happen much in the idol business (then again, I'm very new with undertanding the whole business)!

    At least these ladies are not the President!! ;)
     
  • ebizoriebizori
     
    May 2016
    2171 Reputation
    not much, but happen. everybody know about incident with Rina Kawaei and Anna Iriyama, Shiori was attacked by fan at one of early live
    it's really dangerous, especially handshake events
     
  • May 2016
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    I actually think that handshake events would be the easiest to control as they are one-on-one situations with a possibility to scan people first.
    Which is of course difficult in the case of indie idols who don't have the funds for security measures like the big units

    It's different in a crowded situation like a concert. You always see a bunch of very hectic staff members in front, at the sides and behind when an idol wanders around the audience during concerts

    But in the end there never is 100% security. Anywhere. Idol or not. A disturbed mind will always find a way.






    http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/japanese-pop-star-mayu-tomita-fighting-for-life-after-frenzied-stab-attack-a3254011.html
    http://aramajapan.com/news/idol-mayu-tomita-stabbed-over-20-times/59024/
    http://www.tokyoreporter.com/2016/05/22/mayu-tomita-tokyo-stabbing-fan-event/
    http://www.asianjunkie.com/2016/05/21/tomita-mayu-in-critical-condition-after-being-stabbed-in-neck-chest-by-fanstalker/

    Mayu Tomita
    http://ameblo.jp/mayu-tomita-blog/
    https://twitter.com/tomitamayu
    She was in a shortlived idol group named Secret Girls and seems to have became more of a singer-songwriter afterwards




    Edit: This yt channel has the episodes of the Fuji TV series "Secret Girls" that the group seems to have been created for:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyrfIu4uQ1oqdKzixNpCivQ
     
  • May 2016
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    ebizori said:

    Shiori was attacked by fan at one of early live


    Was the fan a vampire? Because that's a TV show.
     
  • May 2016
    3184 Reputation
    Not sure what you mean by that...

    There was an incident years ago where a fan during a concert did some molesting grabbing leaving Shiorin in tears
     
  • ebizoriebizori
     
    May 2016
    2171 Reputation
    Unfortunately he was not a vampire. And he wanted from Shiori not blood, but something else
     
  • May 2016
    354 Reputation

    Not sure what you mean by that...


    Just a joke:
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    The Internet is full of rumors. So forgive me, but I have trouble taking it seriously when someone posts an unsubstantiated claim about a celebrity. There's no news story about Shiorin ever being attacked.

    But now that you clarified it, I found the story. Yes, that did happen, and it isn't funny.
     
  • honkey5honkey5
     
    May 2016
    304 Reputation
    ebizori said:

    Unfortunately he was not a vampire. And he wanted from Shiori not blood, but something else



    I wonder if that did kill the "everyone's little sister" in Tamachan.

    Sometimes she is openly hostile towards the audience, for laughs most of the time. And i wonder if that incident played a role in her Yandere attitude of later times

     
  • July 26
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    I followed the aftermath of the attack for a while.
    At least I tried as not much was written afterwards.
    And then time made me lose my grip on the story.

    Finally I googled around one more time and found these items (I'm sure there's more)
    https://www.daily.co.jp/gossip/2017/02/21/0009933385.shtml
    http://www.huffingtonpost.jp/2017/02/28/tomita-mayu-comment_n_15073246.html

    Feel free to correct me (or translate a bit)
    Mayu Tomita did survive and testified in the trial.
    She has scars left in her face and on her arms, her mouth partially paralyzed because of a severed nerve
    She still suffers from PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder)
    The trial seems to have ended with a sentence of 14 years and 3 months for the stalker (the DA requesting 17 years)
    Not enough in Tomita's opinion which considering what she went through is quite understandable
    I know too little about the trial (and the verdict plus its conditions) to agree/disagree, and I don't want to resort to populist opinions which don't do anyone any good.

    So while it's good to know that she is alive it's heart-breaking to realize that in a way her life ended that day with a long way to go to come to terms with what has happened