It’s funny how the rumor took a life of its own and just morphed into a grapevine catastrophe. It reminds me of the rumors about footballer Park Ji-sung and actress Kim Sarang that started when they filmed a commercial many years ago and just consistently “developed” over the years to the point that, from “dating”, they became “engaged” and “about to be married”, complete with details that the hotel had been booked and a date had been set. Well, guess what? None of that was true. In fact, the truth was later revealed that the footballer is dating an SBS announcer.
Those who have been closely watching the Shuukan Josei rumor unfold on social media would know how the speculations reached a point of insanity last week that someone was actually prompted to make this Arashi confession. Disclaimer: No, it was not me but obviously, I’m not alone in that thinking.
Let me get this straight:
- I am not against the idea of the Arashi members getting married. They are of marrying age already. And I won’t delude myself to believe they’re not dating anyone or more so, they are dating each other even if my Sakumoto heart says, oh yes, please.
- I just hope the marriage announcement won’t come like a shock or be treated like a guessing game to jack up ratings or sell magazines or result in speculations gone wild. I hope that when it happens, it will be decently announced. Because marriage is not a game. And no, they are not “candidates of a wedding rumor” where us fans can just nominate the person we want them to marry and cast our votes, and marry them off to the winner. It. Does. Not. Work. That. Way.
- I hope they marry someone they love and not because it is who their fans want for them. And I hope that they will be happy. Because truly, they deserve that given how hard they work hard for their craft and their fans. God forbid, I do not want a repeat of KimuTaku or Jin.
Now, everyone’s free to make speculations. But it’s one thing to ship your favorite drama pairing and another thing to peddle your delusions as the gospel truth.
Also, it’s one thing to ship your OTP–for fun’s sake, for whatever’s sake–but another thing to shove down your
delusions beliefs in every forum and every platform you can find, and expect everyone to agree with you.
It’s one thing to keep on hoping that your OTP dreams will come true and another thing to keep on insisting that it is true.
My opinion may not be popular but I’m not one to just hold my peace. Besides this is my blog.
Let’s just get on with the program… please play the wedding march!
Side note: this is not the first time that Shuukan Josei came out with a “threat” to drop a bombshell. Last year, they even had the temerity to mention Sho, saying they’re going to reveal something bad about him that his fans will find shocking. Well, they never did. Either Johnny killed it, just like it possibly did this time around, or that the bomb may have been a lemon after all.
I need a drink. Let’s toast to
the newlyweds Sakumoto!
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