The “entertainment industry harassment structure” that drove Plus Minus Iwahashi to dissolve “Yoshimoto, I quit as a comedian. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

The “entertainment industry harassment structure” that drove Plus Minus Iwahashi to dissolve “Yoshimoto, I quit as a comedian.

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Plus Minus” star Iwahashi reveals that Yoko Maki (left) shot him with an air gun in the past.

I don’t want to do this anymore.

Yoshimoto, I’m quitting as a comedian. Thank you for your hard work.

On February 21, Yoshimasa Iwahashi of the comedy duo “Plus Minus” posted on his X that he is leaving Yoshimoto Kogyo and that the duo will also disband.

Iwahashi’s X profile is

《Free, DM me for job offers》.

and changed it to “Free,

He also stated, “I’m already getting quite a lot of work.

He also stated, “I’m already getting quite a lot of work.

Speaking of Iwahashi, he confessed that he himself took a woman to a senior comedian in the wake of Downtown’s Hitoshi Matsumoto’s scandal involving women. He also exposed the power harassment by the president of Masanori Hamada’s “in-house production company” (since deleted).

He also recently revealed that he was “shot with an air gun” by actress Yoko Maki and Yusho Nakajima of Hey!

Come and apologize!

and other such comments have been causing a stir every day.

Iwahashi and Yoshimoto Kogyo, to which he belongs, seem to have had a discussion, and Iwahashi said, “I’ve been talking with Yoshimoto since after 8:00 p.m. on the 21st,

“I’ve talked to Yoshimoto.

They said they’re suspending his activities.

They’ve also banned him from all social networking sites.

But now he’s breaking his promise and posting like this.

They said I was full of slander and libel.

It’s tough being stuck in a room full of Yoshimoto people. There’s no one neutral or better than me.

I’m going to say goodbye to this filthy world.

He also posted a series of messages about his own “current situation” on X. Yoshimoto also said that he was told that he would have to cancel his solo concerts and “refund” his money,

Plus Minus is also breaking up. Please support Kanemitsu.

He also announced the dissolution of the duo.

Even if it were true,” he said, “it could still be defamation since he exposed it to the public at large with X. However, if Iwahashi’s claim is true, he is a victim. ……

In his X in October ’22, Iwahashi revealed that he went to a mental clinic and was diagnosed with “obsessive-compulsive disorder. He has a symptom of “doing things I shouldn’t do,” so he may have been unable to control his impulse to expose the truth.

In the entertainment industry, there have always been many acts of power harassment and violence against those who are in a weaker position. Especially, comedians are required to perform their reaction skills even in private, and it is said that they were often subjected to severe treatment by their seniors. Yoshimoto probably wanted to keep things quiet because of Mr. Hamada’s position and the relationship with other agencies such as the former Johnny’s. However, nowadays, individual talents are often harassed by SNS.

However, in this day and age when individual talents can send out messages via social networking services, it is almost impossible for the office to completely suppress their dissatisfaction and pretend that it did not happen. Even if they tried to silence them, they would be exposed by individuals like Mr. Iwahashi, and this would spread in the blink of an eye. In that sense, it is safe to say that Mr. Iwahashi has created a stir in the entertainment industry. ……

Sexual harassment, power harassment, and moral harassment……. In the entertainment industry, where various types of harassment are rampant, will Iwahashi’s actions be able to make a difference?

  • PHOTO. Yuri Adachi

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