Honey Popcorn is a soon-to-debut rookie K-Pop girl group with three members, Yua Mikami, Miko Matsuda, and Moko Sakura, who are all Japanese porn stars. The group originally planned to hold a debut showcase on March 14th, but the show was cancelled against heavy criticism.
Member Yua Mikami uploaded a handwritten letter on her Instagram account, explaining that the showcase has been cancelled for now.
“The first fan showcase that we, Honey Popcorn, planned with our debut was cancelled. We are truly sorry. We sincerely love K-Pop and respect K-Pop. So debut was our dream come true. We worked on the album purely out of our love and passion for K-Pop. We are still trying our best to make this work. We understand that in Korea, there is concerns about us debuting. But if you could give us the chance to make small steps to debuting and performing as a K-Pop group, we won’t let you down. Please try to support us. Thank you.”
Member Yua Mikami was under controversy before for the semi-nude pictures she uploaded to her Instagram.
When news of Japanese porn stars forming a K-Pop idol group came out, Koreans reacted fiercely by creating a Blue House petition to ban the group’s debut and filing complaints with the venue that booked Honey Popcorn’s showcase.
17K people have signed this petition against Honey Popcorn’s debut in Korea.
Honey Popcorn’s agency KYUN CREATE and fans Twitter account are still hopeful. The agency stated, “Members are working hard to debut and showcase their best performances for Korean fans.”
they will be debuting, but not now. something has came up which made them delay it for now. let’s be patient and wait for our girls
— honey popcorn pics (@honeypopgallery) March 9, 2018
Honey Popcorn members are reportedly passionate about K-Pop. Watch Yua Mikami’s latest K-Pop dance cover.