Pierre Taki gets drunk at a sake bar that requires introductions… “Why is it so satisfying” to be in the limelight despite the difficulties of returning to TV?
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It was a little past 9 p.m. in late November when Pierre Taki, 55, emerged from a sake bar in Ebisu, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo. He is slightly tipsy and walking around huffing and puffing, looking up at the night sky with a heated cigarette in his hand.
He was arrested in March ’19 for using cocaine. In June of the same year, Taki was convicted of violating the Narcotics Control Law and sentenced to one year and six months in prison with a three-year suspended sentence, but his suspended sentence expired in July of this year. However, he has not been seen on TV since then. Entertainment reporter Toshio Ishikawa explains why.
He is still not seen on TV. In the past, if time had passed, the case would have been forgiven. But nowadays, complaints are spread widely on social networking services, so sponsors are more sensitive to the image of celebrities than before.
On the other hand, non-terrestrial broadcasting seems to be doing well.
Since her return in the movie “Zokki,” released in April ’21, she has appeared in two Netflix productions and the movie “The Fukuda Village Incident” (tentative), scheduled for release next year. He has also made a full return to music, performing solo live for the first time in three and a half years in October of this year.
(Music insider) His multi-faceted activities are still going strong, including the distribution of travel programs on YouTube and the publication of “Pierre Taki’s 23 Wards, 23 Hours 2020-2022,” a record of his city walks. With the need to stick to TV decreasing these days, not being able to appear on terrestrial TV may not be a big problem.
From the December 16, 2022 issue of FRIDAY
PHOTO： Junsei Todoroki