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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Wednesday, December 5, 2018

IZ*ONE fans submit a letter protesting Miyawaki Sakura and Yabuki Nako's participation in HKT48 concert

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IZ*ONE fans are still strongly against Miyawaki Sakura and Yabuki Nako's participation in HKT48 activities. 

On December 5, IZ*ONE fans revealed an official letter protesting the Japanese members' attendance at HKT48's 8th-anniversary concert. 

The fans claim Miyawaki Sakura and Yabuki Nako are violating the promise to focus solely on IZ*ONE promotions and demanded they cancel their participation in the upcoming HKT48 concert. The fans also demanded Off the Record Entertainment to issue a new official statement that clearly restricts the Japanese members' participation in non-IZ*ONE related activities, and asked all of their schedules to be announced through IZ*ONE's official channels. 

 

Back on December 2, HKT48 announced that Miyawaki Sakura and Yabuki Nako are attending the 8th-anniversary concert. In response to angered fans, Off the Record apologized, and explained the two are attending, "as representatives of IZ*ONE. This does not mean that the two members will go back and forth between IZ*ONE and HKB48 promotions, and the schedules were decided so that the members would be able to celebrate HKB48's anniversary by participating in select stages."



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TechNerd Wednesday, December 5, 2018 7
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Sadly, this illustrates the sense of entitlement that exists among certain fans, who possess this erroneous notion that the idols "belong" to them. In the case of IZ*ONE, a group formed exclusively by fan voting, this entitled sense of ownership is now rearing its ugly head with totally illogical demands.

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hbarcenas Friday, December 7, 2018 0
Friday, December 7, 2018

Fast forward to 12/12 and IZ*ONE has a collaboration with AKB48 and the two 46 groups at FNS... so now what? Are the fans going to protest that too?

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DimaUma Wednesday, December 5, 2018 5
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

but didn't sakura and nako said that they we're not gonna promote with akb48 while they were on IZ*ONE? https://www.sbs.com.au/popasia/blog/2018/09/25/jap... then, that's a fuckin lie

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TrueorFalse (Banned) Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Kpop fans can be so annoying and arrogant.

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MaeilKpop Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

They have a funny definition of "fans" in Korea. 🤔

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Secretninja312 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 4
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Honeslty this is similar to when Wanna One fans were getting angry whenever Minhyun gets associated with Nuest. Why do these so called fans need to feel the girls are exclusive to them and IZone? AKB48 and their sister groups are these girls original groups. They wouldn’t be in IZone or participate in produce48 if they weren’t. It’s one concert, chill out

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Hollow_Beats Wednesday, December 5, 2018 3
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

It's not even the same situation as Minhyun tbh. Wannables did not want Minhyun to join Nues't comeback which in a way makes sense since at that time he was in hiatus in Nues't, and a comeback will take much of Minhyun's time away from Wanna One. Sakura and Nako attending a one day HKT48 concert as IZ*ONE members does not mean they are promoting as part of HKT48 and it wouldn't take a lot of their timeas it's literally only one day.

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Secretninja312 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 2
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Yes I know it’s not the same situation as Minhyun and Nu’est. And I wasn’t talking about him joining Nuest in comebacks because it wasn’t allowed in their contract anyways. I meant whenever he talked about Nu’est or interacted with them he got flooded with hate for doing that. Like when he made a video for one of their fan meetings, there was backlash from Wanna One fans. I’m just comparing how Some wanna one fans wanted Minhyun to be exclusive to Wanna One and not associate with Nu’est to how basically IZone fans are doing the same thing with not wanting the Japanese members to participate in one concert. Sorry if i wasn’t clear!

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AtlMonbebe15 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Who cares if they perform in Japan for 1 concert. Like I am so confused on why this is such a big deal. Let these artists make their coins. Damn.

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kyunyan Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Lol if I were to work at one of those labels having to handle k-fans, I would just curse everybody. Annoying ppl, really.

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eager_beaver Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Supposed fans of K-pop groups are nothing if not persistent in their attempts to hurt their favourite idols. Don't these fans understand how bad Miyawaki Sakura and Yabuki Nako feel when seeing stuff like this, especially when IZ*ONE's company already explained that it's about HKB48's anniversary? Surely a few members can attend that, right? But no, say the heartless fans. Would the fans like it if their boss banned them from attending a loved one's funeral or wedding because they need to work late?

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StCatMouse Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Anybody here wants to meet these fans in real life?

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Winston Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

I think thats where the fans are being too over-greedy, sure the agency did say iZONE wont go back and fro between their AKB or HKT promotions, but if its just a special 1 off participation i dont see whats the issue.


i am sure their fanbase in Japan, MISS them also, and since iZONE is a 2.5 year project group, it will be quite long before they see the 2 girls again, so its just to go back to say a nice "farewell" and before they go for their 2.5 years run. its like how Korean male groups go off to the army of sorts.

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ImaCoolDric Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

When Logic of obsessed fans taking over their rational and logic. Someone need to tell off this fans that they hurt the fandom. Ridiculous

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Hendosyj Friday, December 7, 2018 0
Friday, December 7, 2018

Here is one of those toxic “fans” . Thank me later.

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nayazamna (Banned) Thursday, December 6, 2018 0
Thursday, December 6, 2018

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csome2 Thursday, December 6, 2018 0
Thursday, December 6, 2018

They probably have a contract with them still so they have to obligate their agreement.

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Snapfishs (Banned) Thursday, December 6, 2018 0
Thursday, December 6, 2018

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qnaug Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

the fans can go fuck themselves, lol … OTR better not side with the retards

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TenKan Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Sometimes, Korean Kpop fans are just so...

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Jonis Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

they are crazy.

Sakura, Nako, Hitomi, just leave Korea if you girls feel not save there !!!

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peladocarlos Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Let's put it this way: a contract wheighs more than a promise... A LOT MORE.

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La_Decay Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

"fans"

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pinupgirl158 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Totally fine with it ONLY IF I would never see an performance with less than 12 members.

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