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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

What do you think of the way SMAP's Tsuyoshi Kusanagi has been treated since his naked romp


By JULIAN PETERS

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Ashley Thredgold
Restaurant manager, 33 (Australian)
I think they should really give the guy a break. Yes, he is an icon, but everyone makes mistakes, especially after a few drinks.


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Sato Kumi
Designer, 31
Everybody goes a little too far sometimes, famous or not. Tsuyoshi's comments helped him, as he came across as honest and pure. People warmed to him and respected him

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Tim Williams
Teacher, 38 (Welsh)
The way the media is pillorying him is awful. I heard that he has a huge bedroom with a green carpet, so perhaps his behavior in the park was just an innocent mistake.

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Haru Hiko
Hair stylist, 29
The media have gone way too far. SMAP are superstars, so he has received a media bashing. But he only did the kind of thing that anyone might do.

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Rena Maruya
Dancer, 28
If Justice Minister Kunio Hatoyama hadn't reacted so strongly to Tsuyoshi, the media attacks on him might not have been so brutal. I feel sorry for him.

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Tetsuo Ishizu,
Chef, 30
I think that he has come under far too much criticism. He is being punished for a silly mistake. Why can't celebrities just have a little fun sometimes, however they choose to?



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