Takako Uehara will not be starring in AV, deletes alarming tweet

2017 was a very wild year for former SPEED member Takako Uehara. She had previously been married to TENN, a member of the group ET-KING. Tragically he committed suicide in 2014 after just two years of marriage.

After three years passed suddenly TENN’s younger brother leaking a transcript to the public alleging that Uehara had cheated on TENN with actor Tsuyoshi Abe, and that was the primary reason why TENN decided to take his own life. The allegations were met with some hesitance at first, with many asking why it took him so long to reveal this in the first place, the story soon unraveled itself and the affair turned out to be true. 

Since the news broke Uehara has largely tried to stay out of the medias eye. Both her official ameba blog and twitter account hasn’t been updated in 5 months. She briefly broke her social media silence on January 15th, just one day after her birthday. In the tweet she stated that she wanted to die, and then wondered that if she did if it would be “alright”. The tweet was only up for roughly a minute before it was swiftly deleted.

Takako Uehara in December 2017

What can be seen as a cry for help was quickly overshadowed in the tabloids when news broke that Uehara would allegedly be starring in AV films.  A very popular website called “DMM.R18” serves as a database of sorts of AV stars, fans can easily search for stars in alphabetical order. On January 14th an official new entry was added for a new AV star called “Takako Uehara”.

Her birthday, blood-type, hometown, and all the other personal information matched up so tabloids took the story and ran with it. However there was a discrepancy with her height, as the listing was off by a couple CM.

As news started to spread more DMM.R18 confirmed that the listing was actually false. Other celebrities who have fallen victim to a ficticous DMM.R18 listing include Maki Horikita and Tomomi Kahara.

Uehara is in a relationship with a theater director, the two currently live together.

(via livedoor & Psycherosu via Tips)

  • Comments

    • D: Tbh, I don’t know what to say other than this is really sad.

    • Kale

      This is really sad. I get people think the bashing is “what she deserves”, but I can imagine this is pushing her over the edge as well as her husband’s passing (even if people think it’s her fault).

      As an aside, Takako has been a target of the media since she debuted when she was 13. Back when I first got into SPEED 20 years ago grown men were running to buy FRIDAY because they published a shot of her during a performance where you catch a glance at her breasts and FRIDAY proudly boasted that issue sold three times as usual “thanks to Uehara.” That pic is still everywhere and you can still find a bunch of copies on auctions. She was 14. Add the fact that fans slutshamed her for dating ISSA when she was 16, he was 20. And so many other “peek” pictures that were posted when she was in her teens.

      I hope she’s ok. She’s been through too much.

      • Bobson Dugnutt

        Have these people have no decency? She was a child.

        • CyDo

          Japanese are known for that actually. Child porn are still rampant in Japan. And fans of akb48g are fuming with fire knowing that idols-who-have-not-graduated-from-high schools might not be allowed to be photographed in a bikini.

          • Isori

            I’m glad you didn’t clump all japanese people in this basket. Oh, wait.

            • CyDo

              Actually I’m not even talking about Japanese people. Yes, Japan is known for child porn and sexualization of child. But all ppl who are outraged by the likely event are foreigners who happens to like akb idols.

      • go!go!hebun

        yup this. whenever i watch old speed videos i kind of sideye she was the only one given really short shorts or made to show more skin than the other girls. >___>

    • zam(仮)

      Whats with the click bait title? The tweet had nothing to do with the AV announcement but the article’s title implied it was.

      • No9

        Holy moly just realized why the title seemed off. The title itself makes sense, but the way it’s grouped definitely implied that. That’s really low of the writer if that was on purpose.

    • yamakita

      This post reads like a J-drama plot.

    • Bobson Dugnutt

      That tweet :( Hope she gets help.