Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, a well-respected member of the longtime pop sensation SMAP, tarnished his wholesome image Thursday morning when he was found drunk and naked in a Tokyo park, singing Korean songs and being belligerent. Companies and government agencies using his image in their campaigns immediately pulled their advertisements and nullified their contracts with the star. Kusanagi is expected to make a public apology and reflect on his actions.
The original news articles can be found here:
Japan aghast over drunk TV star's naked blunder
These are the lyrics, first in Japanese, then in English, and finally in romaji (transliterated Japanese):
On the morning of the 23rd in a park in Akasaka
and rolling around,
a drunk was making a scene.
What's more, he was completely naked.
No way, is that Tsuyoshi-kun?
He's flailing his limbs around.
"What's wrong with being naked?"
he protests as he is made into a drunk burrito with a sheet
and loaded into a police car.
His commercials were subsequently pulled
and his agency deeply apologized for his actions.
Although it was a crime of little malice
Japanese media seems to say "Scandal? Alright!"
It would be strange if they didn't overreact.
Actually, it seems like a great promotion for digital television:
"Let's watch ridiculous news in high definition!"
(the government removed him from their "converting to digital" campaign)
ni juu san nichi no asa Akasaka no kouen de
"shingou" tte sakende
dengurikaeshi wo shite ite
aru yopparai ga sawaide ita
sara ni zenshin suppadaka
masaka kono hito Tsuyoshi-kun?
teashi wo batatsukasete iru
"hadaka dattara nani ga warui" to
ii nagara shiito de deisuiburiitou
ni natte patokaa ni noserarete
kare no CM no chuushi aitsugu
Jyaniizu jimusho fukaku wabiru
akushitusei no hikui hanzai
nanoni "skyandaru? banzai!"
to ii sou na nihon no masukomi
hannou shisugi shinakerya okashii
gyaku ni chideji no kouhou ni narisou
motto kirei ni tondemonai nyuusu miyou!
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