Friday, April 24, 2009

Tsuyoshi Kusanagi's Naked Romp

This is big news in Japan.'s not big's the biggest news. One of Japan's biggest celebrities got loaded drunk, took his clothes off and danced around naked in a park. Honestly, what's the big deal? He was just wasted....doesn't everyone at some point get naked in a public park and bark at the moon?

Naked romp shames SMAP boy band star Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and puts media in spin

Times Online

The Japanese media world has been plunged into chaos by the humiliating arrest of Tsuyoshi Kusanagi — a member of SMAP, the biggest, best-loved and most successful boy band in Japanese pop history.

Famed for his boyish good looks, and a repeated winner of the “Mr Jeans Japan” accolade, Kusanagi was bundled into a police car after a night of naked, sake-fuelled mayhem in a central Tokyo park.

“What’s wrong with being naked?” the music and television superstar is said to have screamed as the arresting officers dodged his flailing fists and attempted to wrap him in a plastic tarpaulin. read more...

Japan pop star freed after arrest over indecency

A Japanese pop star was released Friday after being detained overnight for allegedly being naked and drunk in a Tokyo park, police said.

Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, a member of hugely popular group SMAP, was arrested Thursday after neighbors complained to police that a drunk man was making a fuss in the park in a posh Tokyo neighborhood.

Dozens of reporters and photographers waited outside the Harajuku police station where Kusanagi was held. A silver van carrying him drove quickly away, its curtains tightly closed. Read More...

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