Some fans can’t take criticisms or that some people aren’t that impress with Sho and those who glorify him just have to accept that …
Twitter user @FIFI_Egypt, an Egyptian talent residing in Japan and who is also known for her radical tweets, was forced to delete her tweets related to a certain issue after receiving backlash from some Arashi fans. FIFI gave a frank comment to NEWS ZERO after their news on “Islamic State”. Sakurai is part of NEWS ZERO every Monday.
Last Aug 18th and during Sakurai’s “Ichimen“, Sakurai reported about the radical Islamic group called “Islamic State (isis)” who have reportedly detained a Japanese man in Northern Syria. The report also included about the group’s beginnings, their connection with Al-Qaeda, and on how they planned to make a new country composed of Sunni Muslims. The report also included how Kurdish minorities and Shiites were being attacked by the radical group in Northern Syria and United States role in that civil war.
After the news report, FIFI tweeted, “although an idol explained about the formation of “Islamic nation =isis” by “news zero”, the content was random. It was the United States and Saudi Arabia who have provided weapons to overthrow Assad regime. Something flimsy as this, therefore, the terrestrial news program is not reliable”.
FIFI’s tweet didn’t bode well to some Arashi fans who defended Sakurai. Undeterred by some backlash, FIFI also tweeted how an idol was made to report and explained the situation in Middle East, and his expert comment ended poorly and may even cause misunderstanding. As for those fans who criticized FIFI for her criticisms, she tweeted about “speech oppression” and if it is not allowed to voice one’s opinions on the contents of a report.
Despite all these, FIFI later on apologized to some Sakurai Sho fans for her slanderous statement and added that the purpose of her tweets were misunderstood. She also deleted all her tweets pertaining to the news program.
Since we are on the topic of “Freedom of Speech”, FIFI has all the right to criticized someone’s reporting and commentaries and in turn, Sho has all the right to give his views to his report while his audience has the right to agree or disagree with his reports. After all, we always have something to say about any matter. Nonetheless, the way FIFI keeps on mentioning the “idol” part may mean that she doesn’t give idols a high regard, which is not in anyway her fault, and must have caused the ire of some fans. All in all, to some of those fans, don’t be too sensitive.