14:08 July 19 (Tues), 2011
The CEO of avex, Mr. Masato Matsuura’s twitter is under fire, and he is forced to shut down his twitter.
There was a suspicion that a Chinese singer stole a song composed by Jaejoong (ex-member of Tohoshinki, currently a member of JYJ). There was a rumor on the internet that it was an act of Mr. Matsuura (and those around him). In regard to this, Mr. Matsuura said on the 17th that “I don’t have anything to do with it, and I don’t know anything about it. But there are those who send me childish complains anonymously, selfishly misunderstanding the situation. It sucks, and also lame… This time, we are the victims. Thanks for your understanding.” (T/N: pls click for the trans here.) And receiving slander comments continuously, he tweeted, “There is no meaning doing such things, so I will be off from twitter, excluding the time I’ll be uploading my photos!”
After that, his followers sent “Please do not quit”, but he responded by “But, some jy (T/N: twitter user’s account name) said I should quit (Lol)”. Some of the fans on twitter exploded their anger. ”Don’t call the group name like that, you are the CEO” “Keep in mind of your position”. They also send other attacking comments, and Mr. Matsuura’s twitter became an exchange of words, and thus, under fire. Mr. Matsuura responded to many comments of his followers saying “I cannot leave this untouched.” Afterwards he tweeted “Thank you for everything up to today. There are stupid persons like me (Lol). I am happy that there are those who understood a stupid person like me, and also, understood somewhat of my few good points, too. So,for the time being, good bye” “So, see you!”
There are contractual problems between avex and JYJ, and there are various conjectures on the internet concerning avex and JYJ.
T/N: Mr. Matsuura’s twitter account @masatomatsuura is currently deleted.
UPDATE! [TRANS] 110718 Ayumi Hamasaki Twitter Update
Twitter War between Japanese JYJ’s fans and AVEX CEO Matsuura Masato.
From Liz: Fans think Matsuura sold the rights of Tohoshinki (5 members) song ‘Wasurenaide’, which was composed and written by JYJ’s Jaejoong, to a Chinese artist without asking approval of the composer. Matsuura says AVEX has nothing to do with this, but fans don’t believe him after previous lies he spread.
JYJ3’s Note: Tweets from Ayumi Hamasaki (@ayu_19980408:) – Max Matsuura (@masatomatsuura) and Fans:
@ayu_19980408: The dreadful backlash that comes after happiness.
(ayu quotes Liar lyrics)
@ayu_19980408: Masato-kun and ayu-chan will lights out now. Yes, we’re done!! Everyone, good night m(_ _)m
@ayu_19980408: Yes, I’m having lights out– @masatomatsuura
@aya319scarlet: Is it because the internet is anonymous that people are hurling insults at CEO Matsuura?… I’m sad since they seem to have lost all humanity. CEO, please don’t fight with them anymore? (T-T)
mass_com: He has no discussion skills, and yet he still tries to argue.
@masatomatsuura: That’s you. Don’t make fun of me. (laugh)
@ayu_19980408: Masaaaaaaaa—!!!!! Let’s get off Twitter for today!!!!!!!!!!!
@keisui_: No use (´・_・`) They’re totally in battle mode ヽ(；▽；)ノ Even ayu-chan’s word can’t stop them (>_<)
@ayu_19980408: Everyone, I beg you all to let Masa be m(_ _)m
@masatomatsuura: I hear you (｀_´)ゞ
@ayu_19980408: OK! It’s a promise! No more tweeting for today!!!
@Y_SASAK1: @masatomatsuura If people want to criticize, they should use their real names and post their own photos…
@masatomatsuura: Especially applicable to Shinjuku’s Media King.
@ayu_19980408: Ma~Sa~To~Ku~N? We’re done with Twitter today, right~?
@MOCHUN64: ayu-chan, do you like the 5 Tohoshinki members? Will you wait for the 5 of them to reunite with all of us? The CEO too… I hope…
@ayu_19980408: Yes, I like them. I know of nobody who is not waiting for the 5 of them.
Tweet about the issue by Jaejoong:
@mjjeje: “Wasurenaide” is not my song, nor is it anybody’s song. It belongs to the 5 people of “Tohoshinki”. That’s why we don’t wish to sing it, either alone, or as 3 people.