Pic: KAT-TUN Chewing Gum Ad
(Pick a Fruit Now!)
by Ender’s Girl
You know your blog is headed for Sh*tsville when your last 83727 or so posts have been nothing but an endless pimp parade of movie trailers and music videos, random musings on things J-pop, unapologetic picspams of J-hotties, and prurient discourses on, um, unusual anatomical sightings. (Heh heh) And now, indulge me yet again as I add to the content pollution of the blogosphere by posting another snapshot that betrays far, far more than it originally intended to. (Sankyouuu to Helicidae for sharing the link in the comments section of a previous post. You don’t know how much this photo made my day, Helicidae!)
The ironic thing is that despite Japan’s penchant for wordplay and punning, the creative super-geniuses behind this bubble gum ad campaign featuring the KAT-TUN boys (in happier days, tsk) apparently failed to grasp the situational irony (or sheer WTFLOLLery) of plastering six JE androgynes (wait that’s redundant, lol) above a banner proclaiming the “Power of Fruits.” Oh, the power of the written word! Hahahaha
And, ahhh — the poor things, they never had a clue, lol. While they stood in front of the camera and posed in their (uncharacteristically) preppy vests and sweaters, too cool for the gum sticks they were holding, little did they know that the very language that they just loved to mangle to an unrecognizable degree in their songs — would later exact its sly vengeance through this delicious double entendre. Fruits for the fruits indeed, bwahahaha.
The comments from the Engrish.com post, most of them coming from people who had absolutely no idea who — or more accurately, what — KAT-TUN were, just freakin’ killed me. Here are a few choice morsels:
Darth Nav’i: “People here say they are not gay in real life but who knows. Think most of the Fruit Power gang is SMAP,most popular gaylike group in Japan for years. Loved by all. Laughed at by all foreigners, I suspect. Anyway, funny!”
Wile E. Coyote Super Genius: “Carson Kressly moves into music management.”
phoenixx: “well at least they warn you how bad they are”
John M: “The one on the left [meaning Junno] looks like a vegetable to me.”
MOAR ROFLtastic comments here.