Inside the Host Club: Controversy Surrounding the ‘Princess’ Workers Sparks Debate | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Inside the Host Club: Controversy Surrounding the ‘Princess’ Workers Sparks Debate

A writer who graduated from Keio University and is crazy about hosiery describes the reality of Piena, Reiwa 6 years later, Kabukicho is now ...... No.91

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A certain host’s menu. If you pay this much, you can’t help but be upset with the “female hostesses”!

All women who come to host clubs are basically “paying money to buy time with the man of their choice,” but it can be said that the most objectionable existence is the “woman who gets paid to be with the host.

Currently, social networking sites in the Kabukicho area are discussing the pros and cons of “female inside workers” who work at host clubs. A “female inside worker” is a woman who works as a backstage staff member at a host club, in charge of ordering alcohol, managing inventory, and operating social networking services.

The argument seems to have been raised by advocates who say, “It’s a job for women, so it’s okay for women to have their own opinions,” and “They can get along with the princesses (customers),” but it is rare for host clubs to have female staff to begin with. While there are many women working in the black at cabarets, most of the host club’s in-house staff are men. Recently, however, an increasing number of host clubs are trying to hire female staff.

I went on a trip with my supervisor. I went on a trip with my supervisor to inspect the local host clubs. Then, one of the management class cast members brought along a female inside worker. The presence of that woman is naturally hidden from the other customers. ……

I don’t have any romantic feelings for the person in charge, so I could just dismiss it as work, but for those who are seriously in love with the host and put their money into it, it’s hell. There is a woman traveling with a host right in front of me, receiving money and looking cool.

Taiga (a pseudonym, 29), who employed female backstage staff at her own store several years ago, recalls, “My store had to hire a cast member when they were hiring.

Our store made the staff sign a no-love contract with the cast members when they were hired. The cast members might misunderstand the distance between us. Unlike customers, I don’t have to worry about them, and it’s easy to talk to them. For example, with female kitchen staff, we don’t have much to do with them, we just say hello, but with in-house staff, they sometimes accompany us to dinner with other employees.

In addition to the female kitchen staff, TikTokers who are “business” type of hostesses are also increasing their contact with hosts.

“There are more and more girls who collaborate with hosts on TikTok and receive money from the host’s store as an advertising project. From the host’s point of view, there is the advantage of selling their faces by being featured on the accounts of girls with a large number of followers.

As regulations on host clubs have become stricter in recent years, host clubs are engaged in a raging “name recognition battle” on social networking sites in order to survive. Many staff members think that it is enough to get the name and existence of their own clubs known, regardless of whether they are under fire or have a bad name.

Most of the social networking videos of hostesses are fake, but the women who appear in these fake videos take on the role of a “pain-in-the-ass” customer as their “job. Some of them seem to be prepared by social networking agencies. Sometimes, the quality of the videos is so low that one may wonder, “Is this really an advertisement? In some cases, the quality of the videos is so low that the viewer may wonder, “Is this really an advertisement?

There is a lot of debate, but the bottom line is, “I don’t mind if women are working, but I don’t want those who are selling the fact that they are women to work. The hosts’ advertising expenses and salaries come from the money we earn through sweat and tears. If they are going to work for their customers from a woman’s point of view, I hope they will understand that and be there for us.

Now that female hosts are gaining acceptance, a new spark has been born.

A new book, “Hosts,” which is a compilation of this series, has been published! Tachimbo! To Yoko! Overdose na Hito-tachi” (Kodansha) is now on sale.

From the May 3, 2024 issue of “FRIDAY

  • Interview and text Sasaki Chihuahua

    Born in Tokyo in 2000. After attending an integrated school in Tokyo from elementary school to high school, she went on to Keio University. He is studying the sociology of downtown areas, including Kabukicho. He has been working as a writer since his graduation in March 2012.

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