Wake Up Girls! Episode 9
After last week’s last week’s episode, I knew that this episode would have to be strong in order to revive my motivation to continue my coverage on the show. That said, it was good, the emotions were there (I teared up a few times) and I am glad that they finally shared Mayu’s secret. However much to my dismay, Mayu’s secret was nothing like I thought it was going to be- which is a good thing- (really, it is) but at the same time, it ticked me off. I was annoyed with the fact that Mayu had to keep her past a secret for so long because for crying out loud, sure there was the backlash from people due to her actions, but at the end of the day- she had made the right decision. At just twelve years old, she joined I-1 Club. This place was fucked up from the very beginning. Shiraki’s constantly and still tells the girls that “You are Idols first, Humans last.” Like what the actual fuck? Mayu courageously confronted Shiraki in defense of her friend Serika who was kicked out for being in a relationship. She even straight out told him that, “We are people first.” She was damn terrified, but she still did it, knowing that her job was on the line.
It is so stupid how out of control the gossip and rumors had gone for Mayu’s case (they weren’t even remotely close to the truth)- but unfortunately, as much as it disgust me to say this- that is real life. It happens whether we like it or not because unfortunately there’s always going to be nasty people in this world. But this of course is nothing new. I have heard some nasty stuff that has occurred in the Entrainment Industry everywhere. Fans shaming their idols/actors because they are in relationships, or had done something “wrong”, boycotting, sending death threats, even at times (and it’s so fucking stupid) BECAUSE THEY HATE THE CHARACTER THE ACTORS/ACTRESSES ARE PLAYING (I DON’T EVEN!) etc.. etc… In short, as soon as the fans turn against you, some of them will be like mobs of monsters out there ready to ruin the celebrity’s life or even careers. You litterally need to have a thick armor to get by this shit. it’s quite sickening how often you see this now days because of social media. People actually having the nerve to say and send terrible things, thinking that they are the ones who are entitled. Seriously this way of thinking needs to be fixed...
The major difference between I-1 Club and Wake Up Girls! is the core relationships and environment they work in. I-1 Club is basically a life or death situation, you can be fired anytime. Wake Up Girls revolve more around the girls’ willpower and desire to stick around. Another huge difference is the relationship amongst the members and who is willing to take a stand. Airi’s case of being cut from the group parallels with Serika’s situation. Wake Up Girls all fought together to keep Airi in the group, where as I-1 Club only Mayu took the stand and ended up being booted as well in the process. I wonder how any of the girls stand working in the I-1 Club in the first place, it’s not a healthy environment t at all. It’s degrading, it’s cruel and really? Idol before being Human? That makes me sick. But most of all- the majority of the members in Wake up girls are in it because they want to make themselves happy. Kaya shared that today that is what she needs. She had decided to join Wake Up Girls on the whim and look where she is now, a better place than where she was before.
At this point with this ‘revelation’ of Mayu’s secret being so underwhelming, Wake up Girls is pretty much a done deal for me. While I certainly appreciate the realism they have integrated into the storylines and the characters, it isn’t enough to keep me motivated to finish covering the show. I will finish watching the show for the sake of conclusion, but blogging- it’s the end of the road for Wake Up Girls.
Extra Note: I also dropped Nobunaga the Fool on Sunday