AKB/HKT48 Sakura Miyawaki Fat Shames HKT48 Meru Tashima; Claims Twitter “Wasn’t Working”

Who says cute “pure” idols can’t be petty?

Earlier today AKB/HKT 48 member Sakura Miyawaki caused quite a stir in the idol circles by adding her own comments to a questionable tweet.

The tweet is of HKT48 member Meru Tashima performing at a concert with the text reading “no matter how many times I look at the costume I’m laughing”, Sakura then chimed in adding [the costume] might burst. Perhaps she meant to reply as a direct message, but once she realized the tweet was made public, it was quickly deleted. However, fans were already quick to grab a screenshot the second the tweet went live.

The tweets were followed by keyboard smashes and Sakura then claimed her twitter “wasn’t working” and that staff had fixed it, she then made another statement one minute later completely changing the subject. Sakura debuted in 2011 as a 1st generation member of HKT48 and has rapidly gained popularity over the years. In the recent Senbatsu Election she came in 6th place. Meru debuted the following year as a 2nd generation member of HKT48 and has yet to comment on the situation.

A screenshot of the tweet can be seen below:

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(Tweets via @Paruru_fans_INA)

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    • DestroyX

      LMAO This liar right here. She thought she was being slick, but got caught. Colleagues like her are absolute worst, god knows what horrible things she says that girl when the world isn’t watching.

    • byebicycle

      “wasn’t working”

      what does that even mean lmao, at least say u were “hacked” like everyone else smh

    • Kimkoko

      insert *why you always lying gif*

    • maguro part deux

      She does look kinda chunky. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

    • K.Y.

      What a b*tch

    • Guest

      There has always been talks among the fandom on how Meru keeps gaining weight over the years. But didn’t expect Sakura to join in with such a remark.

    • k

      this nonissue..

    • mona

      didn’t mayuyu talk shit about this girl (“plastic surgery monster”) on her private instagram before it was shut down.

      this girl probably thought it was her private twitter lmao.

      • jldaisuki

        dude, seriously? it was like a century ago and long proven as a false sick rumor. *sigh* half of the picture in the instagram revealed after are for magazine .

    • junebug

      the funniest part of this is how she tweeted a nonsensical keyboard smash right after to make it look like twitter “wasn’t working” lol

      • Sou

        Seriously? lmao hahaha
        I imagine her, in the exact moment the “Sending Tweet…” message appears on her notifications tab, starting to realize what she had done and thinking that as an excuse. What an unfortunate coincidence that the previous “not working” tweet typed exactly all the characters for a fat shaming tweet 8-)

      • byebicycle

        lmaoooo omg i wish someone had a screenshot of this

      • Tri

        LMAO

      • yeah, this girls is awkward as fuck! XD
        she also has cheating tendencies in games, races and such…
        not to mention her inner troll bully personality!!

        yeah, you guys have been warned! :’D

        i think, this whole scandal is exaggerated by drama whores, Sakura haters and fat girls, general trolls, Nogi and kpop fans who are taking this whole stuff deliberately seriously to bring down Sakura. xD

        Sakura’s only problem is that she exaggerates her personality when she is before camera. probably thanks to Sasshi’s advice… <。< and she is pushed too much.

    • Alex Pamyu Pamyu

      That costume has 2 other costumes under it for quick change during the stage show. All the members look fat in it. Meru isn’t fat but she is gaining weight and the other girls I’m sure joke to her about it here and there. Meru probably smiles and laughs back being the free spirit she is, but I still think it can be hurtful. Ahhh…young girls being young girls. Still lots to learn.

    • yacchaitai

      lmao sakura has already had tons of surgery to fix her own face but apparently her personality remains rotten

      • Is plastic surgery common within AKB?

        • yacchaitai

          It seems pretty common, especially smaller fixes. tomochin was definitely the queen of surgery.

          • tomomi itano is the queen of most things

          • lwavesurfer

            that’s why it baffles me when people say tomochin is attractive, like, bitch where?

            • yacchaitai

              lmao if you compare to her real face then she is

              • lwavesurfer

                that’s making it even more tragic isn’t?

                • jldaisuki

                  oh wow,, yup …ever heard of face message? or like…simply diet to lose some chin

                  • lwavesurfer

                    oh wow… I’ve never know a face massage can reduce your chin to a size of a thumb. Amazing technology. What a time to be alive.

                    • jldaisuki

                      lol…just try it. look, yeah she probably had a surgery, I’m not really care but face massage these days could do that kind of thing, even a simple stretching routine could made your neck smaller. and yeah you know its 2016 (just in case you forgot)

                      • lwavesurfer

                        I didn’t say I disapprove her decision for undergoing plastic surgery tho? If a simple face massage can really do wonder to make your face smaller, then it’s good for her and for your face too. Would you kindly show us the receipts on how to do a face massage so we can have a small chin like Itano? I believe it would benefit us all.

                      • jldaisuki

                        you asking the price? well its vary from 30 to 100 usd for a good one in manhattan, do it based on expert recommendation. sashihara Rino don’t keep it a secret that she done it and so is a lot of akb48 member, i think its more common than surgery in akb. they also do things like acupuncture. some people born fabulous. but beauty these days, mostly are effort don’t you think. of course we can always choose to just ignore society standard of beauty, or just follow it since we don’t have anything else to do anyway.

                      • jldaisuki

                        you asking the price? well its vary from 30-100 usd for a good one in manhattan, do it based on expert recommendation and of course more than one session are needed. sashihara Rino don’t keep it a secret that she done it and so is a lot of akb48 member, i think its more common than surgery in akb since its an idol group. they also do things like acupuncture. some people born fabulous. but beauty these days, mostly are effort don’t you think. of course we can always choose to just ignore society standard of beauty, or just follow it since we don’t have anything else to do anyway.

                      • jldaisuki

                        and dude, please, why put my comment on spam? ive been on internet disscussion more severe before, but never got spam for an argument lol. lets play it square. i honor your comment, and even the most brutal one in this forum( that actually not even a comment simply cursing) so visa versa key, isnt thats how we play this

          • Tri

            That crown is Kodama Haruka’s now.

        • jldaisuki

          you seems nice, akb48 is a nice group to follow, and um…this site isnt one of the best place to start, its mostly gossip and rumors here..if you like it well nice.. but you might could find a better site or fan base with more fun, away from any negativity. try akb48 daily

          • I am the co-owner of this site

            • jldaisuki

              dude (-__-) why you even ask something like is plastic surgery common in akb48? is it a trap? i tough you are an innocent fan that just come to the dark side of internet. to be fair, this site aren’t the best for beginner. look how savage people are

              • JUICEYJAYJAY

                stfu you weeaboo u look like such a weird perverted cunt, he asks one question and you orgasm all over his face lmao

                • AKB48isTheBEST

                  kiddo who just found out the word weeb from internet, stay away from me and find some real girlfriend okay <3

    • Sakura Harano

      I knew there was something about this girl that made me not like her

    • Shinra-Electric

      Trufax, Meru is fat! Tho Sakura is the result of a surgeons knife so maybe she should keep quiet!!!

    • Shinra-Electric
    • Bloodforge

      Lol at you dipshits with the surgery BS, its called puberty.

      • guest

        at the very least she’s had double eyelid surgery. as an asian with single lidded eyes, puberty doesn’t turn you from single lidded to double lidded in a few years. :) so fuck off with your high and mighty attitude. lol

        http://bokunolog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/236.jpg
        http://articleimage.nicoblomaga.jp/image/153/2015/1/7/1797851857d6842be9c1d98ed1757fa1c0dd21001436456176.jpg

        • yacchaitai

          those eyebag fillers omg

          • Krys

            omg I wish more people were aware of eyebag fillers, I swear on my entire life Kyary got them done and this girl’s eyebags look identical to hers.

            • Do

              Why would people want puffy eyebags? Idgit.

              • Krys

                Over there it’s considered cute, it gives the face a more youthful appearance. I really haaate fake eyebags though, they just look painful and weird to me.

                • Do

                  Eyebags makes people look youthful? Never knew that. These idols are so young so I don’t get the point. It looked weird. I hope its their own fat not some silicone.

            • Kyary 300% has them and I hate it

              • Krys

                She was so much prettier at debut when she had smooth undereyes. I’m forever bitter that she got them done lmao

                • This cover still haunts me, especially with the bonus shimmery makeup to accentuate them even more

                  http://data.lacigale.fr/uploads/2013/01/kyary-pamyu-pamyu-japan-expo-e1357312163150.jpg

                  She definitely has a complex about her eyes

                  • Krys

                    She has a complex about her entire appearance and it’s sad. Sis has exercised her ass off trying to change her round face shape (ain’t nothing a surgery can’t fix but it’d be really obvs if she had something that major done…not to mention it goes with her image) + staff considered her fat around PONPONPON so she lost a bunch of weight. It’s also the reason why PONPONPON’s ratio is skewed to make her look slimmer.

                    As for the eyebag thing I always wonder if she wanted them done or if she was “encouraged” to do it by ASOBI… [eyes emoji]

                    • “It’s also the reason why PONPONPON’s ratio is skewed to make her look slimmer.”

                      omg i haven’t heard this/realized im shook

            • yacchaitai

              yeah she got fillers after tsukema tsukeru

              • lwavesurfer

                puffy eyebags are the worst. They make me look like I haven’t slept for days. ugh…

        • Bloodforge

          this ones from 2011, eyes look the same as your bottom picture, except she’s not opening them wide like in that one.

          • Guest

            Her eyes look the same but her nose is completely different.

            • Bloodforge

              Her nose looks the same. They’re at different angles and with ~5 years of aging between the pictures. You people are reaching.

              • Do

                She had a very good surgeon. The bulbous part of the nose (nostril) is smaller and she has slight lift on her bridge. Very natural looking so I’m not surprised you can’t see the difference.
                5 years of aging won’t change the steepness of ones jawline though..

                • Bloodforge

                  Again she was going through puberty, her face got longer. Just look at the gallery at the bottom here: http://stage48.net/wiki/index.php/Miyawaki_Sakura

                  • Enma

                    Seriously….puberty cant make a square jaw oval or a nose smaller (dont they say that our noses keep growing), that my friend is a job well done by a plastic surgeon.

                  • Do

                    I’ve seen that thank you. 2013-2014 was an interesting year.
                    elongated bone structure =/= the steep degree of one’s jawline
                    Its not humanely possible to naturally decrease one’s jawline because puberty. You can argue that her chin may have grown (but its a gradual growth. Sakura suddenly had an extra mm in 2014) the jaw tapering off is a no. Bone structure doesn’t work that way. I know puberty can do wonders physically. She did grew into a beautiful lady but she also had some help from a talented surgeon.

              • aqua88

                If a celebrity suddenly gets way prettier in a 5 years time span, it’s called plastic surgery.
                Aging doesn’t do that much to a person’s features.

                • guest

                  me neither. but mayuyu, her own senior, called her a plastic surgery monster on her private social media with private photos.

                  • Bloodforge

                    Those comments were never actually proven to have come from Mayu.

                • Bloodforge

                  Or going through puberty as I have said before, her face got longer and thinner as she went through it. Just look at the gallery herehttp://stage48.net/wiki/index.php/Miyawaki_Sakura There is a clear progression of her maturing.

                  • aqua88

                    Nah…
                    There’s a clear difference in chin sharpness between 2013 to 2014.
                    and a definite nose job between 2012 to 2013.

                • Kanjo Maru

                  Suddenly =/= “over 5 years”, not for a 13-18 year old.

        • Tri

          ‘Puberty’ wild tho

        • byebicycle

          um… tbh her lids look more or less the same to me. her eyes do look kinda bigger in the second pic, though that might just be bc of her facial expression.

        • Do

          Asian here. I had hidden double eyelids like her and the fat on the upper lids subsided after puberty. Sometimes when my eyes are puffy it looked onelids.

          Comparing to picture above though, she might have had a nose job.

      • Ahmad Ridwan

        yep, she’s cute even since debut. even if the plastic surgery issue was right, it doesn’t change much

        • Do

          Yup. She’s cute.
          I google pictures of her and i think she had a really good plastic work done. The tapered jawline and nosejob looks natural. Hopefully she won’t go overboard like Itano

          • guest

            or haruppi

            • Ahmad Ridwan

              yeah harupi was certainly did the knife work lol. Watch 2011 stuff HKT and AKB stuff and compare it with 2013-2016 stuff, she suddenly looks ubercute

              • andrew ferris

                EVERYONE in 1st gen HKT become much prettier by 2013 than when they very first joined. Even those no one accuses of getting plastic surgery. They wore little or no make-up when they first joined and hadn’t undergone extreme training, dieting and constant beauty treatment regimes that they have since. Probably if we took a look at the 12 year old picture of you and the 16 year old picture of you, we would be able to point out physical changes we could attribute to “plastic surgery” if we wanted– and I am guessing you underwent far less drastic of a lifestyle change than these girls recruited into 48 group have.
                Maybe they got plastic surgery… what would be the shame in it if they did? A lot of them have had dental surgery to replace their natural teeth with celebrity fake teeth. As to basically all celebrities world wide– that’s why none of them have incisors or canine teeth if you look at any of their pictures. They all have these weird molars all around their mouth. Matsuoka Hana did that this year, it is impossible to miss it.
                But the reason for my doubt is that when I look at month by month pictures, I see a far more gradual change than a single instant of big alteration. Also, serious plastic surgery requires a good deal of recovery time– and given that these girls seem to check in with their fans every single day, particularly the top members, I am not sure when they could have undergone anything terrible drastic.
                Besides, if they were going to drastically alter their faces like you accuse them of… don’t you think they would have done something about their rather flat chests?

                • Ahmad Ridwan

                  yep, probably make-up alteration changed it up. I guess flat chest was fine in japan, no need to work that up

      • Sou

        Upvoting for visibility for the whole thread, it’s quite interesting!

    • just petty and rude.

    • yamakita

      Let’s not pretend that these idol groups are nothing but a bitch fest and available to the highest bidders behind the scene.

    • This also happens to me. Twitter needs to fix this issue.

      • Bubi.

        When I tweet you obscenities it’s no mistake

    • cheng xiao’s forehead

      this is the funniest thing ive seen all week

    • guest

      B!tch.

      • guest

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        • guest

          Arama, something broke! pls fix my comments!!!1!1!

    • Ahmad Ridwan

      meru was ubercute when she’s thinner… now even HKT management don’t even bother to push her again

    • lwavesurfer

      seems she’s starting to get things over her head huh?

    • passer-by

      This article is exaggerating everything. Yes, she made those comments but using the Japanese word ぱんっぱん doesn’t necessarily mean she is talking about her weight. I’m so disappointed by most of the comments here. I guess it’s easy to jump to conclusions when this article is incorrectly translating her twitter post, but it’s also not right to give negative comments on Sakura’s looks. I thought we were all upset about the fat shaming. fat shaming is not allowed but it’s okay to make fun of someone’s looks? Please think before you decide to write such terrible things. And before anyone thinks I’m just a Sakura fan, I actually don’t have any opinions about HKT/AKB or other idol groups. I just happened to see the comments on this article and decided to comment

      • Tri

        Lol…panpan in common usage is used for “bulging.” And it was in a reply making fun of Meru. It’s not a huge conclusion to go to.

        • passer-by

          Uh yes. but like i said in one of my replies above, it doesn’t necessarily mean she’s talking about her weight. It’s most likely about costume issues. Even if someone is extremely skinny but the costume fits weird and looks bulgy in areas, people use the word panpan.

          • Bubi.

            Then why did she delete the comment and pretend like she was being hacked?

      • Do

        What are other usage for “panpan”? Double buns? Lots of buns?

        • passer-by

          The word could have been derived from the word “bread” but it can be used for “being full” after being full from food or like when you have stiff muscles after a workout you can use the word. I can understand all the misinterpretations from fans because it’s usually used towards explaining that something is big, but I truly believe people are overreacting. Of course she deleted her post because of all the backlash received but i’m pretty sure she wouldn’t have posted that if she knew it would be seen as rude and disrespectful. It’s easy for people to believe that idols are all fake bitches..

      • guest

        it’s not “this article” japanese fans are interpreting it that way as well.

        • passer-by

          yes because everyone online likes to jump to conclusions. There are tons of ways to interpret it. Do you know any japanese? If it were me, i would say she was making fun of the costume. and they were talking about how this certain photo makes her laugh. Angles, lighting, etc. make a photo funny and in this photo it makes her look bulgy but it’s not necessarily making fun of her being fat. Have you never heard of friends poking fun at their friends for being “chubby” or “eating a lot”? this isn’t a very strange phenomenon..

          • guest

            yes, i understand japanese lol. if you read my comment. japanese people and their own fans are interpreting as an insult about her weight whether it’s a hack or something she wrote. there’s no dispute over the meaning, there’s dispute over the source. the fact that it just said “bulging” without a smiley or a laughing symbol near it isn’t easily interpreted as joking…

      • Bubi.

        people post “ぱんっぱん” when something is fat/they feel fat/are going to get fat from eating a lot of food.

        https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/%E3%81%B1%E3%82%93%E3%81%A3%E3%81%B1%E3%82%93/

    • DoSHachiko

      I think MechaIke exposed Sakura for her being ‘black-hearted’ before during Takamina’s Graduation prank, so I’m not really surprised to see this. Though, I’m still pretty pissed that she’s even still part of the Kami-7 for the past two elections with that sort of attitude. :c

    • andrew ferris

      More than half the reason that Meru looks extra fat in that costume is because there is a second costume underneath, after that song they take off the outer layer and for the next song– and Sakura KNOWS this because the Team H theater used to be the Team KIV theater before. (Granted, Sakura only shows up like 3 or 4 times each year.) Sakura’s best friend in HKT is Aanya whose weight is always changing and gets at least as chubby as Meru. So I don’t think she was trying to humiliate or degrade Meru.
      I think she her remark was just light-hearted friendly teasing, That picture DOES look funny and Meru isn’t really THAT fat. But it looks like Meru suddenly gained 20 kilos in this picture. But she probably immediately realized that so many people were going to take it totally the wrong way and it would be quite difficult to explain the situation well enough to those who thought she was being cruel and mocking.

      • jldaisuki

        agreed
        they are friend who just teased each other. well… haters would hate anyway. i just don’t wanna any non fans find this site and get fooled.

        • Anon

          Homegirl literally said it looked like Meru was going to burst out of her costume. How is that “light-hearted friendly teasing?”

          Even if it is, she should realize that sort of comment is hurtful. I get that Japan has a low percentage of obesity but people are quick to point out if X has gained weight, even if the person isn’t overweight at all.

          Regardless of her intentions, it’s still something nasty to say.

          • jldaisuki

            man, I’m not really good at kanji but this is how i read it : “No matter how many times I look at this costume, I end up laughing” (costume that was being wore by Meru-chan) and she added “pom pom” yup super nasty . and yeah could also interpret as meru just too fat for the costume or meru burst out if you want to. why do you think she wrote it anyway? oh every girl have evil mind at least once every minute, they just don’t write it down. and the only reason why sakura ever wrote it, she meant to send it, but end up make it public instead, and go panic, make some lame attempt to cover it. sure, lets bully her for that.

          • Alita

            In Japanese, it really is just a lighthearted “looks super fully/gonna burst” panpan is not some horrible sjw fat shaming crap. Dear god, not even a 48 g fan and know people have differing opinions of her but… yeah seriously this is hilariously too much.

          • andrew ferris

            Again, Meru is wearing two or three costumes stacked on top of each other in that picture. Big poofy stage costumes. And she does look like a balloon because of it.

            It is funny to her because it doesn’t match her mental image of Meru. And she wanted to share it because she thought other people would think it was funny too. Sakura probably didn’t even consider that Meru is currently chubbier than she used to be for real. It might have been incidental that it happened to be Meru in the picture because it would have been true for anyone on that stage.

            But once she got hate for it, she decided to try to cover it up and then delete it.

    • salt

      shady sakura strikes again! but seriously meru isn’t even fat. weight fluctuations due to puberty (she’s 16) but that’s the norm since she’s growing up. in today’s performance she looks perfectly fine.

      does not one at the front row of hkt get along with each other. o_0

    • shirogane

      Sakura have always seemed calculated and selfish to me. (I thought I was just being sour)
      She was crying really hard when Takamina pranked them with a fake scandal and everyone thought she was so sweet b/c she cared so much. Then they later found out she only cried crying because it was before her first single as center and she thought the scandal would affect the sales.

      • nasty canasta

        she has always been shady. Her acts are not working with me since that side of her always shows up whenever she’s competitive

    • Nikki ok

      lol karma got her, good for the other girl

    • OhSoDarling

      Why can’t people leave poor Meru alone? 100+ idols in that group and God forbid one of them be on the chubbier side. It’s sad when I remember how old Meru is.

    • bah

      And Meru is still 10X prettier than you, even with your plastic surgery =X

    • jldaisuki

      yup, a girl teasing her friend like every normal girl do, but mess up make it public instead of private massage and look how much shark feed on it.
      Mayu was there too, Jurina, Paruru, acchan and every girl ever put up front. too visible to be liked, too visible to be dislike

    • Sakura Harano

      I wish Iwata Karen was still in AKB48 T.T she was never pushed though -.- I wish she went into voice acting.