AKB48 leading singer Yuko Oshima, 24, canceled an address to fans after a screening of the film “Lesson of the Evil” in Tokyo on Sunday night. The reason? She hated the movie.
Directed by Takashi Miike, “Lesson of the Evil” (Aku no Kyoten) is about a psychopathic high school English teacher, played by Hideaki Ito, who kills his students one by one.
After watching the film at a special screening, Oshima said: “I detest this movie. I understand that it’s just a film but I couldn’t help myself. I cried when I saw people getting killed. It’s not for me.”
To mark the film having attracted more 600,000 viewers so far, Oshima was supposed to present Ito with a bouquet of flowers and talk to the audience, but she didn’t stick around after the film.