Ok, I think Mami is looking gorgeous with the new look. She looks like a doll OMG
and honestly I really love that she is trying it. I think she will provably revert to black hair but she definitely has my full support on this lol. I will take some time to get used to it as everyone else but I approve 100%
@alrick13 Toatally agree with you there, if anyone dares to harass her in her twitter I will track down the IP, find the address and send a missile to the person's house
. If my Japanese was better I would have spammed her twitter (well not really but you get it xD) saying how I loved her new style and saying how I totally support her in trying a different style.
I also love Haruna new look. I think i might prefer her like this with short hair, but I will need to see more photos to decide properly.
And c'mon, with the name SCANDAL, they needed changes like that, and I don't know why some people are making such a fuss about it in her facebook fan page. What Mami did was not extreme, even in Japanese culture, i'm sorry, as 320x200 said... it's just hair.
It's getting attention because of the reasons already stated. It's more uncommon to have blonde hair over there, and hair is considered a big statement on your personality. Looking at Japanese fiction and games, character are often cutting their hair after a life-changing event, changing colors to symbolize a transformation, etc. It's a cultural difference and it makes sense to me.
I agree with you here, but I think what 320x200 is trying to say here is that even though it might be a big change for Japanese, it isn't for most western cultures, and there are some creating such a big fuss over it like "complaining about her new style or worse threatening her that he/she will no longer support Scandal especially Mami etc if she does not revert to her previous style...". And I can bet that more then half of them don't even know about what you said and are just being ignorant.
(None in SH thank god, but there really where some rather "harsh" comments on her FB fan page, don't know if they were deleted already, hope so. I can understand if people don't like her new look or whatever (even I will need some time to adjust as I said) and just state their opinion like it's being done here, but there is really no need to complain or harass).
And yeah, I really do hope that she will do some cosplay now...