A 15 year old schoolboy is in hot water after leaving death threats on Twitter for the singer and celebrity Agnes Chan.
Chinese-born Agnes started out as a pop-star in the 1970s, and ended up with PhD from Stanford by the 1990s, returning to singing in earnest in the early 2000s. Known for her philanthropic work, Agnes is also a UNICEF ambassador.
Who would want to send a death threat to such a person? Well, according to netizens, quite a few people. 2ch netizens in particular call Agnes out for being a hypocrite, while Girls Channel commenters ponder where a child ends up after making death threats at the tender age of 15…
From FNN News:
Boy Suspected Of Writing Death Threat To Agnes Chan, Police Carry Out Search Of Boy’s Home
A boy in the third year of middle school has had his home searched by Tokyo Metropolitan Police after being suspected of posting a death threat on the official Twitter account of celebrity and singer Agnes Chan.
A post was left on Agnes Chan’s official Twitter saying “On September 21, I’m going to stab you repeatedly and kill you”. On the same day, Tokyo Metropolitan Police carried out a search of the home of a boy (15) in the third year of middle school, who lives in Akishima City, Tokyo, on suspicion of making threats.
The boy admitted the charges, stating in response to the investigation that “I couldn’t forgive the fact that even though she does all that charity work she has an affluent life”.
Police confiscated the boy’s iPhone, which was used to post the death threat, and intend to send documents to the prosecutor’s office once they have confirmed the allegations.
Agnes Chan commented about the news that “I heard right before I went on stage at my concert in Osaka that it was a 15 year old minor who had written the comment. It was a huge shock, and it just made my heart ache. Police are still investigating, and so I’d like to see what happens”.
Well, I gotta say, it’s just as the 15 year old said.
Ah Agnes, even though you’re always saying “protect the children!”, you’re being sent death threats by the children.
Woah, woah, you’re being pretty horrible to that kid, Agnes.
Maybe he’s a child who’s not from a very privileged background.
This is just a prank by some bratty kid, so don’t be all submitting a suit for damages. She’s just an out and out hypocrite.
Hah, a middle school student?! w The Internet has such an influence these days w.
Agnes is taking away the life of the very child she should be protecting? wwwwwwwwwww
It’s all because she’s always boasting on TV about her luxurious lifestyle.
Come on, what can you do, he’s just a kid.
You’ll forgive him, right, Agnes?
Agnes, you have to protect the children.
You won’t say that Japanese children are the exception, now, will you?
Comments from Girls Channel:
Umm, don’t really get what he means: “I couldn’t forgive the fact that even though she does all that charity work she has an affluent life”.
Wow, I’d love to see his parents’ faces.
Well, Agnes wasn’t all that bad when she was a singer.
I wonder why she ended up like that.
Wow, just 15…no hope for him.
“I couldn’t forgive the fact that even though she does all that charity work she has an affluent life”:
Does all that charity work: NO
Does all that hypocritical work: YES
I mean, sure, I don’t particularly like Agnes, but it’s horrible to send her an online death threat.
Third year middle schooler.
What kind of adult is he going to grow up to be?