TOKYO - In a long list of publicity stunts thought up by Japan's most popular pop group AKB48, this may be the most bizarre. Or is it?
Minami Minegishi is one of the most popular idols in the 90 plus member super unit. The 20-year-old singer offered a tearful apology on YouTube Thursday, saying she shaved her head to atone for committing a cardinal sin - violating the group's no-dating rule.
The video, posted to the band's YouTube channel, followed a Japanese tabloid report claiming Minegishi spent the night at a 19 year-old boy band member's apartment. Published photos showing the star sneaking out of the building with sunglasses and mask covering her face set fans abuzz.
The nearly four minute confession that followed, began with a deep bow but ended with Minegishi sobbing and pleading to stay in the band.
"I was supposed to set an example for younger members, but my actions were extremely careless andRead More »from Pop Star Shaves Head in Remorse