Someone called? Spoiler Nah, considering that Cocoichi had a long history of collaborations with 48 groups, starting with NMB, and continuing with HKT, SKE and more recently (not longer than a few months ago, in fact) even with a group with a much minor pull such as STU, the fact they would've suddenly skipped NGT in favor of what is just an appendage of Keyakizaka isn't all that normal and kinda suspicious, in fact. And before anyone wishes to dowplay NGT as a potential business partner for big firms to team up with, let me point out that it turns out that since the group formation, NGT has collaborated with about 30 local companies and government agencies alone. Regardless of whether Nakai was a negative factor in this decision or not, because of that tweet from back in September, a problem still remains: You have to seriously be retarded in the skull to call a company directly by their name while you make up a ~funny~ story on Twitter, about how "bad" their service was to dare charging you an extra delivery fee after you didn't come to pick up their shit the first time (for fuck's sake, anywhere I look at, people with a hint of intelligence at least write "某...", "this certain..." in case they really need to speak out about a company, and I say really). Whoever in the management is answerable for Nakai's actions has to be equally retarded in the skull to let that post stay there in public view. And in turn both of them have to be retarded in the skull not to realize that said company wouldn't be willing to have any business with you after you have publicly attempted to paint them in a negative light for the ~epic lulz~ of it. This is, after all, nothing but Common Sense 101 and Business 101. Of course, shit such as this is done for no purpose except starting some little shitstorm for cheap attention, coming from someone too idiotically maladjusted to be able to handle even ordinary things with any kind of tact or judgement (the only claim to fame of Nakai at this point beyond that dud of a scandal -- and the only thing going for her, which wouldn't have been as bad if only she would have also been made responsible for the consequences of her actions sometimes, instead of being free to act like a yellow-bellied coward of the lowest grade while everyone else had to do damage control on her behalf, another sign of cowardice. Girl had already been given too much leeway for what was essentially a little bit of novelty camwhoring, and should have just stuck to it.). Too bad for her that at the time the only thing she succeeded in was becoming a laughing stock on the Internet as it usually happens -- first for not having the basic understanding of how commission fees work in this world, secondly for being absolute shit at expressing herself (a favorite passage of that net article: "Her usage of Japanese is incomprehensible. But since there's the slight possibility she might be a foreigner or a girl raised abroad who just returned back in Japan, it would be cruel of us to blame her in this regard") The only thing I'm thankful for at this point is that the local NGT management wised up quickly enough, as it can be seen in the promotion of the 4th single, where she was quietly removed in favor of a more appropriate lineup of members like Katomina, Ogiyuka, Hinatan, Maho, and Miharu, for the round of media interviews. Yuck. Publicity from her is the least thing we all need. @Arinko Depends, actually. Taimuzu used to be much worse in the past, in the sense it was pretty much the only matome to hold contempt for NGT but at the same time praising (or white-knighting) Nakai up to an embarrassing degree. Things changed after the scandal where the situation pretty much reversed.