Clothing line apologises for KAT-TUN tweet
“KAT-TUN’s Taguchi-san came shopping today,” started the tweet.
But the news hasn’t sparked any talk on the internet, and it may be because the clothing line acted quickly and apologised before any gossip could start spreading, reports J-CAST News.
Around mid-January a shop attendant in a BEAMS clothing shop in Tokyo tweeted about Taguchi’s shopping trip.
“本日カトゥーンの田口さんがお買い物に来て下さったらしいけど、正直どうでもよすぎるねって亀梨君ならねって先輩と話してて、 でも終わったら20万円代のまとめ買いだったらしく、予算に貢献して下さってた笑 ありがとうございます”
“KAT-TUN’s Taguchi-san came shopping today, but he was talking to one of my seniors about how, ‘honestly, I couldn’t care less’ and, ‘if it were Kamenashi-kun’, but in the end he apparently spent more than 200,000 yen so thank you for contributing to our budget, lol.” (translation)
The tweet has since been deleted, but judging by the tweets about it, it seems like Taguchi went shopping last Tuesday night (January 10).
It has been reported several people had complained about the tweet, saying it revealed private information about Taguchi, and another asking the shop attendant to stop making fun of him.
As well as deleting the tweet, BEAMS has released a statement on their website on January 12, apologising for the incident. It also says the company will carry out a harsh punishment for the employee in question.
It has been reported the shop attendant was simply using Twitter as a way to chat with a friend, and did not realise how visible the tweet would be to everyone on the internet.