On Masuda's twitter:"AKB just had that distinct flavor back in the the day~ Each member had her own unique personality. I think that the girls right now won't be able to imitate what was done back then."
"Is that a complaint directed at the young members now?"
"That's because you had a pretty strong character back then."
To which Masuda replied: "I wasn't able to tell that myself. LOL"
Some fan reactions:
"But you quit because of your scandal, why are you looking down on them?"
"True, the young members now don't have unique personalities."
"Being an idol is so difficult. That's why I didn't like it. I hated it. But after doing it, I also found out that I was able to obtain and discover something important from being an idol, and that's why I respect it. That's why I honestly think that idols are amazing. But I'm not an idol. I used to be one, but I'm not anymore."
(yuka_masuda) on Twitter
- 元アイドルって言っても一般人はほぼ顔も知らないだろwEven if you say she's a former idol, I don't think most of the public even knows how she looks like w
- ISSAの婚約者に慰謝料払えよShe should pay compensation money to ISSA's fiancée
- イッサと不倫するまでヲタしか知らない無名のアイドルだったくせにｗBut she was just an unknown idol whom only the wotas knew until her affair with ISSA w
- 確かに昔の方が珍獣みたいなのたくさんいて個性があったよ今の若いメンバーはみんな普通に可愛いくて面白くないTrue that there were a lot of members who looked like endangered species in the past; everyone looked unique.
The young members now are all cute, it's no fun anymore.
- この発言をしていいのな1期生だけだなOnly the 1st gen members are allowed to say something like this
- アイドルじゃなかったらなんなのこの人I wonder what she could have been if she wasn't an idol
- 前田敦子、大島麻衣、峯岸みなみ、高橋みなみ、板野友美、小嶋陽菜、篠田（1.5 ）ナンパ結婚の川崎、AVの子、2期増田、大島優子、秋元、宮澤、小野恵令奈、小林、梅田3期渡辺まゆゆ、柏木、他キャラが年々薄くなってる感は否めないAtsuko Maeda, Mai Oshima, Minami Minegishi, Minami Takahashi, Tomomi Itano, Haruna Kojima, Shinoda (1.5)
Kawasaki who got married, the AV girl
Masuda, Yuko Oshima, Akimoto, Miyazawa, Erena Ono, Kobayashi, Umeda
Mayuyu Watanabe, Kashiwagi, etc.
True, you can't deny that the personalities seem to be getting weaker each year.
- 売れて勘違いする奴は多いけど、こいつみたいに売れてないのに勘違いする奴はレア根っから頭悪い人間なんだろうThere are a lot of people who become popular and get the wrong idea, but it's pretty rare that someone like this girl who isn't even popular gets carried away. She was probably a pretty dumb person in the first place
- ブスが減ってきたってことじゃねMaybe she means that there are less ugly members now
- 増田有華がこんなにカワイイって知ってるの？Did you know that Yuka Masuda is this cute?
- 最近入るメンバーはAKBがゴールの連中ばっかりだからな初期は一応通過点って感じでやってたからMost members who join these days treat AKB as their goal, while the original members treat it as just a checkpoint along the way.
- AKBヲタはまあ言ってることは正しいが目立った活躍もないお前が言うなってことだな。篠田とか板野あたりが言うならOKなんだろう。I think AKB wotas can probably sympathize with her sentiments but are thinking that she's not the one who's supposed to be saying something like this. They'd probably be fine with it if it was Shinoda or Itano who said it.
- 増田が歌う『MARIA』は良かったなThe song "MARIA" which Masuda sang was good though
新規はこんなAKB知らないだろうなThe newer fans probably didn't know this side to AKB
- スキャンダルで辞めておいてこれは無いわShe's not supposed to be saying this, especially since she quit because of a scandal
- 自分達が如何に個性的で良かったって事？そんなの気のせいですSo is she implying that AKB was better when she was with the group since they were all individualistic?
She must be imagining things.
- なんか志田未来に見えるときがあるThere are times when she looks like Mirai Shida
- *"Yuko Oshima's the only one I know, I don't know anyone else"http://i.imgur.com/w9iwdpv.jpg
- 古参が移り変わりについていけずノスタルジーに浸るのは組織にはよくあること。It's common in organizations like this where the older members can't keep up with all the changes and just immerse themselves in nostalgia.
- ISSAいまどうしてるのかな。このまま終了なのかな。I wonder what ISSA is doing now. Is he going to end like this?
- 辞めた奴が言っても説得力無いわ現役の時言えっつーのThere's no believability in this, especially if it's said by someone who quit. She should have said it when she was still an active member.
- どこかで見た顔だと思ったらリミットに出てる子かI was wondering where I saw her... Right, she's in Limit.
- ISSAから婚約者奪ってやったわｗってふれ回ってたビ●チOh, the bi+ch who bragged about how she stole ISSA away from his fiancée? w
- ていうか、今もAKB関連事務所所属なのにAKBの誹謗中傷しても良いの?Err, isn't her agency still related with AKB? Can she say something that will damage them?
- ISSAの件が無かったら埋もれたままで、今でもその話題が無いと世間からは認識されない人なのに。To think that this girl would probably still be buried like an unknown if it wasn't for ISSA and wouldn't even be remembered by the public if it wasn't for that topic.
- こいつかわいかったけど関西弁話すから嫌いShe was cute, but I hated her since she spoke in Kansai dialect
- この子はエ口い無敵はよThis girl is hot.
Hurry up and go to MUTEKI (AV publisher).
- 運営が推さなかった理由がわかったよ人間性に問題あったからなんだなNow I know why the management didn't push for her.
So she's got an attitude problem, huh?
- ISSAの婚約者をメンヘラにさせた不倫略奪女かOh, the man-stealer whore who drove ISSA's fiancée to insanity
- 婚約してたISSAとやって 福本さんに迷惑かけたやつwYep, the girl who did it with the engaged ISSA and caused trouble to Fukumoto-san.
- 正論卒業したトップ７くらいしか知らないもんBut she said the right thing.
I only know the top 7 girls who graduated.
- AKBの中では歌唱力が抜きんでてたらしいからプライドが高いんだろうな正直ISSAを婚約者から奪女した人ってイメージしかないけどShe must have high pride since her singing skills stood out within AKB.
But honestly, the only image I have of her is that of stealing ISSA from his fiancée.
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