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Old 10th May 2018, 11:40 AM
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Anything else on the topic of sexual objectification will have the posts removed, just so we can keep this thread on-topic about the Rainbow Pride Special Live. Let's focus on the performance and anything else related to that.
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Shoot, I just wanted to add something, but I will just suck it up then in order to respect the forum rules.

Anyway, I totally agree with you @Luniverse, nobody could say it better. Ayu totally deserves the postive coverage on the Tokyo Rainbow Pride performance. It looked energetic, genuine and the setlist are all positive songs (well chosen. Ayu!) Surely, Ayu does this mainly to show support to the LGBT culture, her motives are anything but selfish, but I hope the Japanese public will view her differently after this. In a positive way, of course!
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Old 15th May 2018, 12:35 PM
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Oh, man, it would be nice if she got some more positive coverage for her coming album release from this. I would love to see that reflecting in some more positive coverage in the future.
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Old 18th May 2018, 02:20 AM
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late to the party but, is there a translation of what ayu said at the special live?
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Old 18th May 2018, 02:51 AM
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Not sure if someone posted it but BuzzFeed Japan uploaded a video with some shorts clips from Ayu's performance!

https://twitter.com/BuzzFeedJapan/st...69215625502722
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Old 18th May 2018, 04:46 PM
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^ General translation of what she said. I know parts have been translated by other people:

Lots of people in the audience she is friends with; lots of acquaintances too. Before her debut, at her lowest point, she went to Ni-Chome (tokyo's gay district) for the first time. The bars, people, etc., felt like a home to her. Felt taken care of and cared about by the bar "mothers" (term for the bar owners of that area). So since then, any time she has something to celebrate, she has gone back to ni-chome. Because of those times in Ni-Chome, she is who she is today.

She said she watched the Pride Parade from her car alone and that seeing everyone so happy, she cried.

Then she gets political, and I really appreciate it because it is still such a taboo subject, particularly in Japan and very few people speak up about it. She says along the lines of, of course, Japan is still very, very conservative. Because of that, in many different ways, anyone that is considered a minority in Japan is considered to be in the wrong just because of the fact that they are the minority opinion (sidenote from me: the downside of Japanese collectivism.) That part of Japanese thinking is not something easily wiped away. But just because it's the majority and because of the majority that means it's right; I definitely think that's wrong.

Go Ayu.
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Old 20th May 2018, 12:31 PM
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^Thanks.

Ayu is wonderful. ♥
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