Korean drama Boys Before Flowers promotion in Japan recently might be severely affected following the arrest of SMAP member, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi early this morning on suspicion of public indecency in a park in Tokyo’s Minato-ku. He was apparently seen naked and sitting in the park by a local resident at 3am this morning who called the police subsequently. When cornered by the police, Kusanagi who appeared to be severely intoxicated shouted out incomprehensible statements and even said, “What’s so bad about being naked?”. He was subsequently hauled off to the police station and has admitted to the allegations filed against him.
What implications does this have for Boys Before Flowers? Programs hosted by Kusanagi including SMAPXSMAP, etc could be stopped. And this does not affect just Boys Before Flowers only because the programs that Kusanagi hosts are representative programs that introduce Korean stars to Japanese viewers. This is not only a big blow to Japanese tv stations but also to Korean stars doing promotions in Japan. But Boys Before Flowers will be the worst hit at the moment as they had visited Japan not too long ago for promotions. Because of this unfortunate incident, their recording of SMAPXSMAP might not see daylight at all, rendering their Japan promotions meaningless and severely hampering the success of the drama broadcast in Japan. Discussions are now underway between the various tv stations.
All is not lost though, as the Boys Before Flowers cast have recorded a 30 minute talkshow with TBS Sakasusan. Initially it was mistaken that F4 and Goo Hye Sun were given less than two minutes of air-time. But it was later made known that they had arrived late for the live show and had only arrived at the very last moment. The 30 minute talkshow recorded after the end of the live broadcast will be shown very soon.