Netizens are re-examining a photo of LE SSERAFIM Sakura and a music producer in his 60s.
Recently, on various online communities, articles and photos with the title, “A date of Sakura and an uncle in his 60s” were uploaded, drawing a lot of attention.
Apparently, the photo was taken in September 2018, where Sakura and famous Japanese idol producer Yasushi Akimoto went on a movie date together.
In the published photo, Sakura and Yasushi Akimoto drank cola at a cafe and enjoyed dinner together. As Sakura was a member of HKT48 – a group produced by Yasushi Akimoto at the time, they boasted a close relationship.
On the other hand, Sakura appeared on the Mnet audition show “Produce 48” in 2018 and ended up debuting with the finalist group IZ*ONE. Then, after the disbandment of IZ*ONE, she re-debuted as a member of LE SSERAFIM and has been active ever since.
Meanwhile, Yasushi Akimoto is known as the producer of Japanese girl group “AKB48” and other “family groups”. In the past, he was in charge of writing the lyrics for a Japanese album of BTS, but he was excluded from the list as he was caught up in a right-wing controversy.