I am sorry .. dunno if I am going too far with this topic ..
But I just want clarify ..
What I really mean is female idols created something of a "easy scandal" for the paparazzi ..
When we think about scandal .. what do we think about?
Political leaders having an affair..
Business leaders using underhand methods or cooking their books ..
Even for the entertainment industry .. we think like married stars having an affair ..
Basically some wrong-doing that is pretty serious ..
Even for male idols .. it hard to get a scandal that matter for them ..
Them dating ain't going to be a problem .. I think it could like they use their status to gain an immoral advantage .. like maybe sleeping with fans ..
Basically it is still a major wrong-doing ..
But for female idols .. all you need is them coming into contact with a male species of the human race and we got a scandal ..
So its just so simple for paparazzi to make a news out of it ..
It is something unique to Japan as Jpop female idols are an unique kind of artists ..
So that what I mean when I say Shukan Bushun would want female idols to continue because its "easy scandal" resulting in easy money ..
I think this year should be the same ..
where one network broadcast the first part then they will move to the 2nd part with another broadcaster ..
and when they switch to the other broadcaster .. we will get an rain of advertisements and switching to other commentaries .. annoying all of us
.. sigh ..