Main host Monta Mino (69) has entered a week-long break from his morning show Mino Monta no Asa Zuba! (TBS).
Mino had already taken his summer vacation at the beginning of August, and will be entering his "2nd break", which is rare for the main host.
Viewers have begun speculating that, "Could it be the effect of his sexual harassment fracas?".
Whenever Mino was on leave, his life-size standee would be placed on the set. The standee was there at 5:37AM on the September 9 broadcast, but it was removed immediately after showing the Olympics announcement at 5:38AM. Mino usually opens each show with his monologue, but the September 9 show started with all 6 announcers lined up in front of the camera.
Mino was caught on camera as it apparently looked like he was touching announcer Akiyo Yoshida's backside on the August 30 broadcast of the show. TBS comments: "We do not recognize this act as any sort of sexual harassment, but since it was an act that brought forth confusion, we have given verbal warning to the staff who are in charge of the program". Mino also responded in an interview by Nikkan Sports by saying, "My, why would I even commit sexual harassment? That was not my perception, and I think that even the girl is troubled by all of this".
These have not helped extinguish the flames, as people are still saying:
"It's probably his punishment for that sexual harassment thing."
"A 2nd summer vacation? Isn't he just being frozen out?"
"They're probably waiting for the issue to die down a bit."
- セクハラ満喫した後に二度目のバケーション、最高ですねｗA 2nd vacation after pleasuring himself with sexual harassment. Wow, that's really the best LOL
That's naive, just fire him already.
- 今までカメラに映らないところで散々やってて周りだって当然黙認してたのになんつーかなぁHe's probably been doing it all the time when the cameras aren't rolling.
And everyone else probably had this silent agreement that they weren't supposed to talk about it.
- 不自然だよねwwwThis does seem so unnatural www
- はい逃げたーwwAaaaaaand he ran away ww
- つまり、公共の面前でセクハラをやらかしたのに、夏休みまでもらえると。Wait, so this means that you get to have a summer break even when you commit sexual harassment? Ok.
- 二回目の夏休みて面白いなｗもうそんなに暑くないけどなA 2nd summer break? That's funny.
It ain't even that hot anymore.
- これアウトですわYerrrr out!
- へーネットの批判てけっこう効くんだなI see.
So Internet bashing really can cause damage, huh.
- 終りだよこいつ秋の改編で消せよ、偉そうに調子こきやがってもう昭和じゃないし、70前後のジジイがメインを務める時代じゃないんだよThis guy's over, they should do away with him with the autumn revamps. He's just too conceited.
We're not in the Showa era anymore. We're not in that sort of time where around-70 granddads should still be the main hosts.
- このまま交番もある？Is there a possibility that they'll change the entire program
- 痴漢は犯罪ですMolestation is a crime
- 無期夏休みAn indefinite summer vacation
- ニタニタ笑いながらモミモミする御法川が最高に気持ち悪いスポンサーに苦情出しまくって追い込もうぜMinorikawa who grins as he gropes is super disgusting.
Let's keep complaining at the sponsors and corner him!
- とりあえずこれからTBSは各種ハラスメントの問題は報道出来んのだろうな自社がその問題をスルーしてんだからAnd so TBS should not be reporting any sort of harassment problems now.
They're ignoring the problem within their own company after all.
- 一生セクハラ動画が付いて回るって、地獄だなｗAnd this sexual harassment video will be associated with him for the rest of his life, must be hell LOL
- 政治家がほとぼり覚めるまで入院するようなもんだろIt's the same as these politicians who get confined until the issue dies down
- お前らが忘れるまで1週間てことだろIt just means that it will only take a week until you guys forget about it
- 視聴率測定機がある家庭は今週だけで良いから朝ズバ見てくれみのが帰ってきたら２度と見なくていいからHouseholds that have ratings measurement devices, please, please watch AsaZuba for this week only.
You don't have to watch ever again once Mino returns.
- 吉田明世アナが超明るい顔してたね。Akiyo Yoshida had an extremely bright face
- 例年は２週間の休みをとるけど、妻を亡くしてやることがないから２回に分けたと、みのもんた本人は言っていたがHe normally takes 2 weeks off, but Mino Monta himself said that he has nothing else to do now that his wife has passed, so he splits his vacations in 2.
- 逆だろみの側が拗ねた、自分抜きで視聴率取れるかやってみろって脅しI think it's the other way around.
Mino's side probably sulked and threatened them by saying, "Try and get ratings without me on the show!".
- このまま消えろ息子も居づらくなって退社だなI hope he just disappears like this.
And his son will probably resign from his post too as he'll have a hard time in there.
- ケツ触った罪の・・・・・・判決は・・・・・・夏休みAnd so the verdict for the crime... of touching the butt is... a summer break.
- ほとぼり冷めるまで、とか言われたんだろ。一生、ほとぼり冷まさねえぞ。He was probably told that this will last until the heat dies down.
You know what? We're not going to let the heat die down for the rest of your life.
- すげえのびのびしてそうwI get the feeling that he's probably enjoying himself now
- TBSデモが楽しみだフジデモも参加したけど最近はTBSが酷すぎるサンモニの関口宏とかも潰したいI'm soooo looking forward to the demonstration that'll take place against TBS.
I participated in the demo against Fuji, but TBS is really horrible these days.
I also want to put an end to Hiroshi Sekiguchi of Sunday Morning.
- そろそろTBSにはフジテレビのように没落してもらうしかないなIt's time that we make TBS sink down like Fuji TV
- 板東英二みたいにこのまま消えてほしいわ(´・ω・｀)I hope he just stops appearing like Eiji Bando (´・ω・｀)
- 吉田アナが終わらない夏休みにはいるってマジ？But is it also true that Ms. Yoshida-announcer herself is entering a never-ending summer break herself?
- 夏休みが終わったからといってまさか何ごともなかったようなとぼけた調子でテレビに写るんじゃないだろうねまさかねDon't tell me that he'll show up in front of the camera acting as if nothing happened looking dumb once he's done with his summer break...
- 朝ズバは、みのもんたの牙城サンモニは、関口宏の事務所である三桂の王国ひるおびは、ＴＢＳ役員の娘婿である恵の派閥報道特集は、ＴＢＳ執行役員である金平の趣味狂ってるぞTBSAsaZuba is Monta Mino's stronghold.
Sunday Morning is Hiroshi Sekiguchi's agency, Sankei's kingdom.
Hiruobi is the faction of TBS official's daughter-in-law Megumi.
Houdoutokushuu is TBS COO Kanehiro's hobby.
TBS is insane.
- 早く正式にみのもんたを降板させるべきThey should hurry up and officially cut Monta Mino
- オリンピックも決まったし、１週間消えときゃあ鎮火するだろっていうのがミエミエ。どっかのテレビ局もそんな戦法取ってたけどね…。昔と違って、動画っていう無限モグラ叩きがあるから、いい手とは思わないけど。It's obvious that they're thinking the issue will die down in a week now that we're hosting the Olympics.
Some other TV station is also taking the same approach...
But unlike before, we already have video evidence that remains so I don't think that it's a good strategy.
- ぶっちゃけみの抜きでも朝ズバやってけるだろ別に司会に芸能人が必要とも思わん朝の情報番組で芸能枠が極端に少ないスタンスはGJだと思うI honestly think that they can still do AsaZuba even without Mino.
There's no need for a celebrity to be handling the hosting duties.
I do think that they did a good job of not using too many celebrities on this morning informational program in the first place, though.
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