It hurts to write this post. It really does.
You see, I’ve been a fan of model-slash- actress Yukie Nakama here for a while now. Coming up on 10 years actually, back before most people were aware of her and she was still just a nice, cute girl from Okinawa whose acting was a little rough.
My, how times have changed.
Since then, Ms. Nakama has gone on to literally dominate the industry. We’re saturated with her. No matter where you go, your media experience — be it print or broadcast, film or television — will at least be Nakama-esque, if not positively Nakama-riffic.
And I’m sick of it.
There are only so many products you can lend your image toward before said image starts to become dangerously thin. I mean, seriously, what do you stand for?
Tommy Lee Jones, there’s no surprise: the motherfucker stands for Boss brand coffee, period. Toshiyuki Nishida: the guy stands for fishing movies, beer and the lotto (and playing Pigsy on the epic TV show Monkey).
But Yukie Nakama?
Woman, what the hell are you for?
Cars? Canned coffee? Bottled tea? Cell phones? Makeup? Panasonic’s weird new Nanotechnology line? Because you’re hawking them all. And frankly, I’m tired of seeing you.
Cede the spotlight and go away already.
And take that stupid dancing robot girl from the Yamanote line ad with you.