"omg I hate her so much! Why does she get all these lines when my favorite doesn't! It's not fair and blah blah blah!" it IS fair. I'll tell you why. The ones who get those lines, deserve those lines. They've worked their asses off to get to where they are!!!"... And I'm being bluntly honest when I say that I found this on my facebook wall, on a H!P fans post, for the fandom to see. Okay, props to the girl for sticking up for Oda Sakura in the post, and I liked most of what she said... until this part turned up! There are so many things wrong with it I can't even...
Okay, guess what time it is? Yeah, I'm going to rant because I've seen this far too many times now to leave it. I've raved on Facebook about it, I've raved to a friend about it, and now, my darling readers, it is YOUR turn! Crank up Lalala no Bibibi, get yourselves comfortable with a mug of cocoa or something, and feel the rage!!!
Firstly, let me say this: I speak for MYSELF and ONLY MYSELF! No one else is included in this post, just me, and if you think or feel differently, kudos to you, but this is how feel. I don't aim to drag anyone else's opinion into this post... I hope. That statement above may contradict me on this, cos' that is something I found on FB, so that quote? Not my own words!
So, that said, what the hell is so wrong with this statement? Er, well try the fact that it basically claims that only the girls who get a lot of lines in a single, in any Idol group or group in general are the hard workers, and therefore, they are the only girls who deserve said lines and get to have the front line in the group, therefore also meaning that the girls in the back, the ones who get barely any lines are not hard workers?
Er... NO! Where is the logic in that? As far as I remember, ALL the girls in any group that I know of work f****ing hard, regardless of where they stand in the group. Backing dancers, lead singers, the personalities or pretty girls in a group, they all work their asses off because they want to improve, they WANT to get better and to build up their fandoms, regardless of how unpopular they may be! Regardless of their improvement, regardless of their fanbase, they are STILL in the back, even though they work just as hard as the centre girl or the person you claim works 'the hardest'. Not just one, not just two, not just the leads, but ALL girls work hard for their group. Why? Because they want to! If they didn't, they wouldn't be there, would they?
Not all of these girls are handed popularity on a platter, you know? Some girls are given it to them. Koharu, for example, and Reina is the greatest example I can give you all because that popularity is still there - it is their popularity which grants these girls lines and time to shine! What, so Sayu didn't work as hard as she does now when she was younger? I bet that girl worked her ass off because she wanted to improve to get to the level that Miki, Reina and Eri were at, and yet she didn't get recognition until later on in her Idol career, and even then she didn't get lines because her generation peers were far more popular than she was.
Okai Chisato worked hard, too - it wasn't until she hit puberty, and when a load of C-ute members graduated and gave everyone less girls to look at, that she became popular. It didn't matter how good she was at singing, or how funny she could be, it all came down to the fact that in the beginning she was not popular. But despite her lack of popularity, do you know what this girl did? She worked her butt off to improve, to do her best for her group and to try and gain fans, and guess what? It eventually payed off, she's freakin' popular now, she gets spotlight and plenty of lines, but it sure as hell didn't start off like that like it did for Airi or Maimi.
The bottom line is, no matter how good looking you are, or how good your voice is, it all comes down to SALES and POPULARITY. If the fans want you, love you and buy your goods, then there's that sure chance that you will be a lead, as long as you have a good majority of the fans following you. No matter what, an unpopular girl can't outshine a popular one, no matter how much better she is at singing or dancing, because that girl has the upper hand in her popularity. All these Idols do is work hard and enjoy their job, aiming t improve and hoping to gain new fans, but even if they aren't popular, you can be sure that these girls love being an Idol because it is what they have always wanted to do - I don't recall Aika ever hating the fact that she wasn't popular, because that girl adored her freakin' fans and cherished every one of them, and that goes for every girl in an Idol group! They love their fans, they work hard for their fans - ALL OF THEM - and they strive to improve for their fans and their group.
Summing it all up, no matter what, every girl works hard. Not the just the front girls, all of them! Ayumi wouldn't have become such an amazing dancer if she didn't work hard just because she was a backing dancer for Dorothy Little Happy. In the end, popularity wins, and that girl is at the front because she is popular. It doesn't mean that the girls in the back work less, and it certainly does not mean that the girls in the front work a lot harder. EVERYONE works hard, so excuse me for hating it when people say that certain members work harder than others.
Apologies for any repetition, but I needed to rant, to let off steam and to basically yell at the blog. My sister also had to listen to me through this because she walked in halfway through the creation of this post.
PING!!! Idolminded Recommended Reading: September 15th, 2012