wedding no Arashi

So a few days have passed since the supposed bombshell of Shuukan Josei was supposed to come out. Here’s the “most awaited” issue and here’s an update that should end the speculations. For now.

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.

 

sakumoto wedding2

 

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!

 

sakumoto wedding

 

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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5 thoughts on “wedding no Arashi

  1. “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.”

    You said it! Let me rephrase that: you said it so damnably well! I’m so glad you pointed this out (and Point #3 too) and honestly, been waiting on your take on this no-show rumor so I’m glad to said your piece because I actually think that these need to be said, especially seeing how the countdown unfolded (some people get really crazy territorial about artists …when they don’tactually know these people personally, it’s kinda creepy).

    Personally, I do hope the boys are actually dating (or in serious relationships) because well – something (real) has got to give, surely, in this idol-dom be it in JPop or KPop.

    • thank you for reading and commenting!

      to be honest, I did not want to write about it anymore coz reading all the speculations online just tired me out. but I read something again tonight that prompted me to blog about it because I felt that some fans have turned this into a guessing game that they can actually place bets on. we’re talking here of real lives and people who have feelings, not just idols we see on TV, who take everything in with a laugh.

      I’ve always thought that Arashi is a maverick group. they’re un-idol-like in so many ways that I’m actually curious how they will handle an actual wedding news in the future.

  2. I agree- people become so immersed in their ‘ships’. I, for one, thought they were cute in the drama, but I do not presume to insist that they are dating. I mean, if they are, I sure hope it’s because they actually love each other.

    That being said, I hope Arashi do end up getting married to women they love and not because of publicity. I also hope that when the time comes, these fans would just support them instead of complaining that their idols married someone they don’t like or did not marry they one they did like. They have a right to marry who they want and they should be left alone when the time comes. I trust that they’ll find the one for them, and I’ll be happy for them when they do.

    Anyway, thanks for your take on this issue. The rumour did get horribly out of hand, and I hope they’d stop speculating on it like it’s the ending of a mystery drama. I always enjoy your articles. 🙂

    • ITA!

      inasmuch as they know what to do with their careers, I also trust they’d know what to do with their personal relationships and it’s not for fans to dictate who they should end up with just to satisfy their daydreams. of course, I hope Sakumoto end up together but then, let’s be realistic! lol

      “stop speculating on it like it’s the ending of a mystery drama” –> THIS!!!

      thank you for reading and commenting XD

  3. totally agree with your comments, as always. 😀 i’m also very much agree that they are really of their marrying age. they deserve and really have this right to have their own normal life after giving us dreams, hopes and laughters. (sigh… although i understand that Johnny-san probably won’t release them to get marry at this current stage when they are popular like storm…)

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