I am oddly jealous of these girls who he got down with
. Although, I wouldn't want to share with any other girl. Or boy, if that were the case. Ahhh... Ohno, you pimp. This is the first "scandal" of his that I have heard of (though there are more, I'm sure) but seriously
? The pictures are from the summer of 2005
, according to the note in the magazine. That was three years ago!
I would be remiss to think that a healthy, studly 24 year old guy was not getting laid on a regular basis. As I said to iaoiua
, good for him. Go big, or go home. Nice job, Ohno.
I just had a thought -- who the fuck was taking the pictures? :O
He admitted to the sex but not the drugs, but even if it were true about the drugs, he would be an idiot admit it. I personally don't think its a huge deal -- I don't smoke myself and never have, but I'm from Canada, Vancouver, no less, where if you don't smoke, you're the odd one out. But it is illegal in Japan
and the laws are very strict on drug ab/use. Of course, that doesn't stop people who want it -- my Nova friends (I shouldn't name names) are able to get their hands on it and they are in more of a precarious position than he is. If they get caught, they will
lose their jobs, spend time in prison
and most likely be deported. He's a Japanese national so he'd probably just get fined and get put on probation or something -- do they make you do jail time for pot here?
Must google it.
According to the Japanese Cannabis Control Law (大麻取締法
), if you are caught growing, importing or exporting, you'll be jailed for 7-10 years and fined 3 million yen ($30,000). For possession, its about 5 years jail and a 2 milion yen ($20,000) fine. Bear in mind, I just plugged the Japanese legalese into Excite translator and extrapolated. I don't think Ohno will come under any legal fire (from the government at least) because it was three years ago and unless he is in possession now
, I don't think they can do anything.
Johnny would be a fool to fire him for that, even if it were true. In the grand scheme of things and the big bad world of drugs, it's the best one he could have picked. And just because he used once -- three years ago, keep in mind -- doesn't mean he does now or has recently. Should it matter? No. Does it? Apparently, yes, because AU is editing his parts in the CMs
out for the time being. As for Maou or 24hr TV -- I think it's too late for them to take any action, even if they wanted to. Don't quote me on that -- that's just my opinion.
Who gives a shit about who he was fucking back then? Or even now, for that matter. It really makes me wonder what would happen if Johnny didn't have an embargo on their sex lives and just let them do whatever. Of course, if they were normal -- and Arashi is, in my opinion -- they aren't going to parade their girlfriends (or boyfriends) around just for shits and giggles. Just like stars in the West -- some are very private about their relationships and don't talk about it and don't have their pictures taken or whatever, but because there isn't any "rules" about it, it isn't such a huge deal when it does happen. Chances are, if the partners aren't in the industry, they wouldn't want them to be subjected to media harassment and stuff. The reasoning I've heard is that fangirls will go psycho and rage on the boys if they are in a relationship and doing healthy, normal
things but I think that's crap. Bad press is still press and I bet this makes JE more money that it actually costs them to hush things up.
I don't run in other fandoms like NEWS, KAT-TUN or K8 but I don't think Arashi's squeaky-clean-boy-next-door image does them any favours when something like this happens. If something like this surfaced about Jin or Ryo, would people freak out so much? Or would they just say, "Oh yea, just like I thought". Haha. But I love how everyone (in fandom at least) is enjoying this. It's complete schadenfreude but I hope he is laughing this off, or trying to. Although, if he had a more serious look on his face and didn't look completely blitzed out of his head -- if he wasn't high, he was definitely drunk as hell -- people might be reacting differently. Japanese guys tend to (sadly) take cheating lightly and think being drunk negates all responsibility, especially if they can't remember what they did, but I don't think threesomes with your girlfriend are accepted so freely. ILU OHNO, YOU PIMP ♥
Edit: I just read a fic about Ohno doing drugs
. Ironic? It made me hurt, go read it.