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Clothing line apologises for KAT-TUN tweet

12:38 JST January 18, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

“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.

Statement released on BEAMS website.


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.


  1. 16:51 JST January 18, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    ROFL so they think junno doesn’t matter and all that does is someone more famous than him, like kame, coming? too bad because junno’s the one who will spend most money at a clothing…. and plus, he’s good natured enough not to mind people ‘making fun of’ him.

    ugh. maybe harsh punishment is a little too err, harsh? as much as i don’t like it, people are free to say what they want…. once a girl sent mail to junno’s radio asking him whether he was at a particular restaurant on a particular day and all he did was laugh and admit he is indeed a frequent visitor *shrugs* so what if he went shopping?

    • 18:06 JST January 20, 2012 at 6:06 PM

      @Melissa Zhu:

      Lol, I don’t see any harm in knowing where Junno shops either.

      I did read a story that said some fans weren’t happy with the shop attendant’s attitude, and started bad-mouthing about BEAMS.
      Maybe they decided harsh punishment was needed because a bad rumour could potentially damage the clothing line’s image.

      Thanks for commenting!

      Momo xoxo

  2. 17:51 JST January 18, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Reblogged this on I'm not lost, just undiscovered.

    • 18:07 JST January 20, 2012 at 6:07 PM


      Thanks 🙂

      Momo xoxo

  3. Lyan
    20:58 JST January 18, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    That shop attendant deserves anything he gets! he should be more aware of his position… *smh* for making Junno look so trivial – I could whack him!

    Thanks for the news Momo… which reminds me I need to email you


    • 18:08 JST January 20, 2012 at 6:08 PM


      Thanks for your comment too 🙂 Nice to hear from you again too! It’s been a while…right? Or am I losing my memory.

      Momo xoxo

  1. 11:47 JST January 21, 2012 at 11:47 AM

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