Why doesn’t Yohio mention the people who helped him?

I was asked to translate this article that was published on Aftonbladet (one of Sweden biggest evening news papers) two days ago and thought I could publish the translation here as well, even though it feels a little bit “awkward”.

I’m not on “anybody’s” side and don’t want to question Seike’s and Yohio’s current relation – that’s their own business. And please remember that evening news papers LOVE “good” stories and often exaggerate and makes things sounds worse than they really are. Anyway, this is what the article said (that you can read in Swedish here):

Yohio gets attacked by an ex-colleague

”I get the feeling that he seriously believe that he’s accomplished everything by himself.”

They had their breakthrough with Seremedy together.
But now do Yohio get critique from Seike, his ex-colleage.
– Sometimes I get the feeling that he seriously believe that he’s accomplished everything by himself, Seike writes on his blog.

”Musical differences”
That was the explanation behind Seremedy’s choice to disband in April this year.
After the break up has Seike, Yohio’s ex-colleage, written a blog post in which he blames Yohio for taking all credit for Seremedy’s success.
– To claim that our opportunities in Japan were thanks to him is simply inaccurate, he writes.

Seremedy

Seremedy

YOHIO

YOHIO

“Did everything together”
According to Seike, Yohio is ”very good” at not mentioning those people who has helped him to reach success in Japan.
– But he has on the other hand rarely shown officially any gratefulness for anything that Seremedy did for him, like creating his entire style. I made all the makeup, I introduced the dressmaker that still makes clothes they wear and Jenziih did – and still do – his hair. We would never have got any attention as a visual band without our style. Ray and Jenziih started the band. If it wasn’t for them it would never have existed, he writes and continues:
– We did everything together and other members made it possible, which I think is very important to emphasize – but apparantly not to him.

”Very sad”
He ends his post by establishing that Yohio has got a wrong idea of the story behind the band’s success.
– Much focus on himself instead of including the whole scene and all of us who works actively with it every day. Sometimes I get the feeling that he seriously believe that he’s accomplished everything by himself. It’s very sad.
Nöjesbladet (part of big evening newspaper in Sweden) has tried to contact Seike.
Yohio’s manager and father Tommy Rehn says that they don’t want to comment the blog post.

Translation of Seike’s blog post on Emocore:

Selfishness

I got a question on Ask.fm that actually made me upset.

“Yohio said in an interview that you got your chance in Japan thanks to him who wrote a mail and booked concerts for you there.”

My answer:
Yes, he definitely did, with help by a Japanese friend of ours named Tsubasa who worked really hard for us for a long time. I went to Tokyo a couple of months before the tour and visited some of the live-houses we were going to play at and also tried to book even more concerts while I was there, and promoted us. Before that we were published in one of Japan’s most well-known visual kei magazines, Cure, thanks to my friend KENZI who helped us with marketing during the booking.
To claim that our opportunities in Japan were thanks to him is simply inaccurate.
Yohio is very good at not mentioning that his initial Japanese contacts was introduced via my friends that I had known for many years before I introduced them to him. But he has on the other hand rarely shown officially any gratefulness for anything that Seremedy did for him, like creating his entire style. I made all the makeup, I introduced the dressmaker that still makes clothes they wear and Jenziih did – and still do – his hair. We would never have got any attention as a visual band without our style. Ray and Jenziih started the band. If it wasn’t for them it would never have existed.
We did everything together and other members made it possible, which I think is very important to emphasize – but apparently not to him.
Much focus on himself instead of including the whole scene and all of us who works actively with it every day. Sometimes I get the feeling that he seriously believe that he’s accomplished everything by himself. It’s very sad.

Seike's blog

Seike’s blog

Seremedy

Yohio

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