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BORN’s Ryoga Responds to Eyeball Licking Accusations
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 3:09am in Blogs, Gossip, Media, News

BORN's Ryoga Responds to Eyeball Licking Accusations

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You’ve all probably heard about the fire BORN has been under for their unsanitary exploits, and it seems the band has now gotten wind of it, too.

As we reported a few days ago, the Shanghaiist wrote an article about eye-licking as a “growing trend” among young Japanese people. They cited BORN’s Spiral Lie PV a possible inspiration of this fad.

Ryoga updated his official blog last night regarding the whirlwind of accusations:

Title: Eyeball Licking?

It seems like the Spiral Lie PV has become a hot topic in world news lately.

It’s been on popular news programs and sites.

But, why now?

They’re saying eyeball licking is becoming a trend among young Japanese people,
and that it originated from the Spiral Lie PV.

I kind of laughed.

Wasn’t it already popular?

I thought it was just some sort of cult-like sex act.

I wonder if our handshake sessions at in-store events will also turn into eyeball-licking meets?

That’s what I’ve been daydreaming about this afternoon.

Ahaha.

–Ryoga

Eyeball-licking, or oculolinctus, is not a new trend in Japan by any means. It has been featured in erotic manga, adult videos, and other forms of media. One popular portrayal of the trend is in Seth et Holth, a video project between hide (X JAPAN) and Tusk (ZI:KILL). The 45-minute psychedelic program features a very graphic scene of eyeball licking at about two and a half minutes into the video. The VHS was originally released in September of 1993, so this has obviously been a trend for longer than a couple of years.

BORN, on the other hand, has only been active since 2007. Spiral Lie, the PV in question, was just released last year in February 2012. I’d say that’s a pretty short amount of time for the trend to take off around the world, wouldn’t you?

Either way, while it’s undeniable that the “cult-like sex act” of oculolinctus is unsanitary, it is most certainly not a trend that BORN started. It probably didn’t even originate in Japan.

In any case, these kinds of “trends” that contribute to the world’s image of “weird Japan” tend to do well in the media.

Translation: Shannon
Source: Ryoga’s Official Blog, OHP, vkdb, Wikipedia

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