The original Adopt-An-Idol has been slowly but surely churning their way through the underground since their official debut a few months back, following in the wake of big sisters Guso Drop and getting onto the same bills as a few other names we’d recognize. And good for them! It’s a serious grind.
But they’ve also had their share of difficulties, and delicious difficulties they’ve been if you’re a fan of angst. First was Miyabi a couple of months ago, quitting because of the burden of work and school and spawning just heart-rending stuff from her former mates.
Everything from here coming directly from our friend Pukovnik Krv, as always; also the stuff above, because he’s a good source!
In the meantime, the group added Yori (go say hello) a few weeks ago and was continuing as a quartet.
And then Urara, one of the founding-founding members, dropped this bomb:
— 永島麗@ぽろぽろバロック (@ulala_pb) November 8, 2016
The reasons to get out?
2.5 hour one-way commute, lack of sleep due to getting home 1am and getting up for uni at 5, Uni stress, vocal cord polyps, mental problems, then she got pissed off at fans for badmouthing her for being self-centred when Miyabi left and she said she’d drag Porobaro forward by herself if needed
Now. While I very much appreciate the fact that the young lady showed a ton of bravado and scrappiness and let herself get pissed at fans who treated her poorly … what the hell, fans? I often draw analogies to North American pro sports, and any time I see wota get mad at idols because said teenager/young adult did something emotional or impetuous, I think about the way people piled shit on the likes of Sidney Crosby and Bryce Harper and even Freddy Adu not because of actual things they did wrong, but because they acted the way young people will sometimes in stressful, hormone-driven situations.
Anyway. Support your idols, people. You don’t have to love everything they do, but there’s a difference between not responding much when they perform (like, if they suck and/or are boring) and being abusive enough that somebody’s going to quit over it.