Snap, stunned, upset, or on the run,…… people tend to react in ways they never expected when they find themselves in a tight spot. From Akashiya Sanma (67), who flinched at reports of a passionate love affair and raised his voice at reporters, to Hiroyuki Miyasako (52), who was stunned by accusations that he had been operating a black market, people react in different ways. This magazine has witnessed the real faces of such celebrities, which they do not show on TV. In recent years, the lives of celebrities often depend on direct interviews and subsequent responses to scandals and scandals. Former weekly magazine reporter and media relations advisor Masaki Kubota analyzes the response to direct interviews as follows.
If you make a nasty face, treat them in an arrogant manner, or threaten them, they will print it as it is. If you respond in a bad way just because you don’t like the person you are talking to, you are doing exactly what they want you to do. There used to be people who used to use violence to tell people that I am a person who doesn’t understand puns, but that was a long time ago. The bigger the name, the better they get along with the weekly newspapers.
He also said that he has the know-how of a journalist who has worked in the field.
The direct hits are more likely to be published in articles, so it is better to be polite and not let the weekly magazine write something bad about you. If you run away or yell, that part of the story may be the only part that is covered. If you turn your back and run away, it will be rehashed at every opportunity.
However, sometimes a pinch can be an opportunity. In the past, there have been celebrities who have gained favor by showing themselves in direct interviews. In any age, the only way to win is to be human in the end.
Erika Sawajiri (36)
She excitedly approached the reporter by herself (February 3, 2012 issue).
When she spotted the car of a FRIDAY staff member who had arrived at the scene for a direct interview, she approached the car quickly. He tapped on the window of the car and said, “Please give me your business card! and made a preemptive shot. For the next 30 minutes, she talked about her enthusiasm for the movie in which she will appear.
Sanma Akashiya (67)
(67) exclaimed from the driver’s seat of his beloved car, “Get out of the way! he exclaimed from the driver’s seat of his car (February 21, 2003 issue).
At first he responded calmly, but when asked about his relationship with an idol, he hurriedly closed the car window and exclaimed, “No, no, no! Get out of my way! and drove away. He then drove away.
Hiroyuki Miyasako (52)
Hiroyuki Miyasako (52) was asked about allegations of “black market sales” and was very upset (June 21, 2007 issue).
Miyasako watches a video of several comedians, including himself, attending a year-end party for a fraud group. After this direct questioning, 13 comedians including Miyasako admitted their involvement.
Kentaro Ito (25)
Surprised by the first direct hit after the hit-and-run scandal (April 9, 2009 issue).
On October 28, 2008, Ito was suspended from work due to a collision with a motorcycle that occurred while he was driving his car. Surprised by the reporter’s direct interview, he accepted a business card, bowed deeply, and answered in a mysterious manner.
Yoichi Masuzoe (73)
He fled on a mama bicycle in response to a direct hit by this magazine (October 7, 2004 issue).
As soon as I called out to him, “Masuzoe-san! he made a mad dash for the shopping street at dusk on his mamachari bicycle. He ran out of energy on the hill on the way to the market and barked at the reporter who caught up with him.
Celebrity model appeared in a very rough outfit (May 14, ’21 issue)
On Instagram live, she accused Shimada Shinsuke of inviting her to a pillow fight. This caused a commotion that also involved Tetsuro Degawa and others. When confronted directly, she scarfed down a mysterious candy and replied, “I would like to continue to convey many messages for the next generation.
SHIMOFURI MYOJO Seiya (29)
Scurrying eyes on a date with a woman in person (February 4, ’22 issue).
When asked about his breakup with “3 o’clock heroine” Maki Fukuda (33), with whom he frequently met secretly, his eyes swam. He later commented on a live radio broadcast, “The article came out of the sky.
SHIMOFURI MYOJO Coarse (29)
Asked about his sleepover with a beautiful woman, he made a spur-of-the-moment appeal for popularity (September 20, 2007 issue).
When asked about his sleepover with Erika Akiyama (27), who later became his wife, he made a mysterious appeal for popularity, saying, “Various women have come. He later said on the radio, “I was completely nervous. I don’t remember what I said. I’m in a relationship.
Watanabe Ken (49)
Talks about returning to the field while walking with his three beloved dogs (November 6, ’20 issue)
When asked about his return to the radio show, he said, “Please write well at best,” while walking his dogs.” It was apparent that he was “tired of being hit directly.
Yukina Kinoshita (34)
Choris” pose to a direct hit over the car (November 19, ’21)
After the 400,000 yen compensation order was issued in the “Tapioca shop intimidation incident” trial, when we visited the party concerned, Yukina said, “I’ll do my best for my child! That’s all! She cheerfully responded with a “Choris” pose.
Koeda Katsura (67)
A sudden visit from a reporter made her startled. (June 7, ’13 issue)
When the reporter mentioned the name of the adulterer, his face scrunched up and he choked on his words, “Uh…ah…” He had this expression on his face. Without answering any questions, he got into a cab.
From the September 9, 2022 issue of FRIDAY
PHOTO： Yuri Adachi, Masaaki Saito, Sota Shima, Junsei Todoroki, Toshikatsu Tanaka, Shu Nishihara, Ippei Hara, Naomi Horikawa