We have received many opinions and questions from the fans regarding the video of Minegishi's apology. I would like to add further explanations since the management hasn't fully expressed their explanation to your questions.

□ Why did you have to stream a video like this?

When we were in a hurry preparing for the streaming and we have received a report that Minegishi really wants to apologize personally with her hair shaved. We felt how strong her will and feeling towards AKB48 was, so we decided to stream the video as we planned.

□ Was it necessary to shave her hair?

It wouldn't be necessary even if you ask if it was necessary or not. It was just that Minegishi really wanted to convey how strong her feeling was.

□ Did anybody stop her from shaving her hair?

I heard that when she came out from the make up room, she had already shaved her hair. It seems that the staff beside her did stop her. However, I heard that she said that people might think of her as a fool, but she really wanted to put her reflection into action, so she cut her bangs using scissors without losing control over herself.

□ Isn't it unfair that the punishment for each of the members who had scandals were different?

It would be better if we can establish the same rule. However, we are experiencing a dilemma because it is difficult to conceive a common rule since each member is under a different situation.
For example, a member had been warned many times, but did not listen to anyone and created a scandal.
There was also a member who wanted to pursue her dreams and was about to plan on graduating when a scandal about her was exposed.
There was also a member whose past was discovered.
There was also a member whose scandal was not exposed, but still had a huge rule violation.
Please do understand that we have to make decisions with consideration to many circumstances.

□ There was a photo of Minegishi, which has been uploaded on the internet, where she looked like she was having fun with the first generation members. Did she really reflect on her actions?

Before the rehearsals of the theater performance of Team B, I saw Minegishi who came to apologize with an exhausted expression on her face, so I can say that she has reflected on her actions. At the same time, it seemed like she was trying her best not to make people around her feel worried. I think that is the reason why the members of the same generation as her were encouraging Minegishi who was feeling depressed.

We, the managing team, would like to support the members who are trying their best to pursue their dreams by having continuous discussion with them.

Tomonobu Togasaki
AKB Group Theater General Manager
峯岸の謝罪映像に関してまして、ファンの皆様から多数のご意見やご質問を頂いております。
運営の説明不足もありますので、補足させて頂きたいと思います。

□何故、このような映像を配信したのか?
峯岸からファンの皆様へ直接お詫びしたいという申し出があり、急遽配信の準備をしていたのですが、現場から報告が入り、峯岸本人からの「坊主頭での謝罪」を行いたいという強い意思と、そこに込められたAKB48に対する想いを感じたため予定通り配信することを決定しました。

□坊主頭にまでする必要があったのか?

必要があったか?なかったか?と言えば、なかったでしょう。ただ、峯岸は、その中でどうしても自分の思いの強さを伝えたかったということでした。

□坊主頭は止められなかったのか?
メイク室から出てきた時は、すでに坊主頭だったと聞いています。
そばにいたスタッフは止めたようですが、馬鹿だと思われるかもしれないけど、今、自分にできる反省を形にしたいと取り乱すことなくハサミを前髪に入れたと聞いています。

□今までスキャンダルが発覚したメンバーによって処分が違うのは不公平ではないか?

できれば、共通の規則を作れればいいのですが、メンバーによって状況が違うので、統一することが難しいというジレンマがあります。
たとえば、
何度も注意していたのに聞き入れず、スキャンダルを起こしてしまったメンバー。
元々、夢への道を進むために、卒業のタイミングを図っていたところでスキャンダルが発覚したメンバー。
過去のことを取り上げられるメンバー。
あるいは、報じられていないが大きな規則違反をしたメンバー。
様々な状況の中で判断しなければいけないことをご理解ください。

□峯岸が初期メンと楽しそうにしている写真が昨夜 アップされたが、ちゃんと反省しているのか?

チームB公演のリハーサル前に「申し訳ありませんでした。」と憔悴しきった表情で謝りにきた峯岸に僕は会っていますので言えますが、反省は勿論、とにかく周りに気を使わせないように踏ん張っているような状態でした。
だからこそ、落ち込んでいる峯岸を同期のメンバーが励ましたのだと思います。


我々、運営はメンバーとともに、話し合いを重ねて夢に向かって頑張るメンバーを応援していきたいと思います。

AKBグループ劇場総支配人
戸賀崎智信
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