So, this kid named Ryutaro Morimoto was suspended by his talent agency called Johnny’s Jimusho, for underage smoking (apparently, in Japan it is illegal for a minor to smoke). He will not take part in the activities of his group Hey! Say! JUMP nor would he have solo activities for some time. If he’s patient, he can do a Uchi Hiroki (who was suspended for underage drinking) and do solo activities after some time, or quit and live a normal life. Personally, I’d choose to live a normal life, and would have none of the hypocrisy of the moral arbiter called mass media.
So, hang on, kid, gambatte.
(I dunno why was I affected by this non-news. Maybe the hypocrisy of it. Or maybe I pity the kid, because he is one of the most underused HSJ member - he has few solo lines in songs, rarely given camera time and MC duties. Also, it appears that Jimusho doesn’t take care of their talents that much. After all, smoking is stress reliever for some people, and heaven knows how stressful an idol’s life is.)