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Japanese model uses her half-naked body to tweet to fans

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By Steven Simonitch

There are many ways for an entertainer to show love to their fans: musicians might invite someone from the crowd onstage during a performance, actors might show up unannounced during events and be totally awesome.

When Japanese gravure idol Mao Harada reached 1,000 followers on Twitter, she decided to pay tribute to her growing fan base by “tweeting” to them using her half-naked body.

Now that’s meta.

Harada announced the “Haratter” (Harada + Twitter) project on her blog last Thursday, promising fans that she’ll wear a bikini and tweet to them using her body if she gains over 1,000 followers.

Her goal was soon reached and she wasted no time in carrying out her promise, uploading photos of herself in a cute blue polka dot bikini with tweets decorating her body and “Haratter” written in Twitter-like font vertically along her chest.

It’s common for gravure idols to interact with their fans through blogs and Twitter, but Harada is surely the first to use her body to communicate with them.

Harada is still trying to make a name for herself, so be sure to follow her at @Harada_Mao and send a tweet of support if you’d like to see more of her. Who knows, maybe you can get her to write a bit of English on her body as well?

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She needs to make an app.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I would date her...;)

0 ( +1 / -1 )

since when did someone in a bikini become a half naked body?

Technically, it's well more than half. Any volunteers to do a more precise survey?

1 ( +2 / -1 )

I think she's quite attractive.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

This is much more wholesome and rather cute. She looks a lot like my daughters.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

I'm gonna have to have a closer inspection of the young lady and may just have to make some corrections on her...

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I am wondering, with the mass of top-class wankfodder available online, why anyone would even consider wasting their time looking at a plain-looking girl with nothing to fill her bikini, making cutesy faces with scribble on her pale abdomen.

And I'm with the poster above - maybe in Teheran she would be considered half-naked, but anyone who's ever visited a swimming pool in the western world should struggle to muster any interest in this insipid stunt.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

This is news? An ordinary everyday young body creating what? Titillation? Get a life.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

She seems like a nice young lady.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Way to go girl!

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Cletus that was rude even for you! Do think she should get rid of most of the makeup. She should have a natural facial skin tone.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

I would prefer a fully naked bodu.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Half naked merely means partially covered, and a bikini makes her half naked... ergo the headline is accurate.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

She is cute enough, similar to lots of other girls you see walking around. But best of luck to her, she has decided she wants to do and is going for it.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

The Pillow Book - Twitter edition..

0 ( +0 / -0 )

What the heck is a "butter face"?

According to the urban dictionary: "A girl with an exceptionally hot body but an exceptionally ugly face. Everything but-her-face is attractive".

Remember we are commenting on just one single, low resolution, poor angle, snapshot.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Do the world a favor and cover up you really dont have anything to flaunt.

How could one tell from one photograph?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

I don't know what a butter face is, but it's been said I've got a "better" face ...

... "better get a bucket".

0 ( +1 / -1 )

What the heck is a "butter face"?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Anyway, I will say this: She gave her fans what they obviously wanted. If they didn't want to see her that way, they would just keep their tweets to themselves. And... my opinion... she's not a butter face. No where near a butter face.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Half nekkid? While more of her is unclothed than is clothed, the headline is misleading. 半身はだか って?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Why only go halfways?

Just next time I hope she puts a bag over her head, she's a butter face.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Can't wait for her to get to 2000 followers.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Half naked please!? 1000 followers is tiny!

gogogo, why do you copy her picture?

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Best headline in a long time. Oh well, another young airhead is no news, but the headline brought a smile.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Frankly cannot see news value in this. Don't remember seeing this anywhere in the local media.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

@Thunderbird2

That's the problem with the entertainment industry these days...too many people with absolutely no talent looking for attention.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Wow, so much verbal abuse for her. She's having a bit of fun and trying to make a name for herself... so what? People in the entertainment business, be they pop stars, models or actors NEED attention... it's part of being a celeb.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

She should be using a sling-kini!

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Why has no-one yet asked the obvious follow-up mathematical question?

How will she tweet when she gets 2000 followers? What will she do for 5000? Is this to become a new kind of mass-participation strip-poker?

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Half naked please!? 1000 followers is tiny!

0 ( +2 / -2 )

She need to try harder....

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Jesus, can think of nothing worse. Imagine trying to have a decent, educated discussion with the likes of this. What is it with Japanese guys and their fascination with girls who look and act like seven year olds?

0 ( +4 / -4 )

Chris, that sells. loli face and sexy body, the ideal of Japanese men. and behaving like a 9 year old, bonus points for squeaking kawaii as annoying as possible.

0 ( +4 / -4 )

way to go Mao! Nice rack

0 ( +4 / -4 )

Looks like a 10 year old girl.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

The headline and story is just trying to make much more of a story and generate more hype than it's really worth. But it's the top entertainment story in the world according to JT so who are we to disagree.

0 ( +4 / -4 )

Regarding this broad's T&A, I prefer the A.

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Harada is still trying to make a name for herself

So basically this nobody decides to lay around in a bikini to attempt to become popular.... MMM ok. Bit of advice for her though, stop pulling stupid faces and your polkadot bikini aint that nice. Do the world a favor and cover up you really dont have anything to flaunt.

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

And, did JT flip the photo or did she take it in a mirror?

Look at her! She doesn't look too bright. Of course she did it in a mirror.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Trust me there are a LOT more idols doing this before Mao. I should know, its my private research project.

I don't trust you, i'm not interested, and your "research" is no longer private, is it? ;)

-14 ( +0 / -14 )

This article makes it sound like she is the first one. Trust me there are a LOT more idols doing this before Mao. I should know, its my private research project

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Why do the Japanese think women in bikinis are sexy? They aren't. Especially when they have that flat "japan-@ss" that looks like a couple of CD cases.

Who knows, maybe you can get her to write a bit of English on her body as well?

Will she do it like Richey Edwards of the Manic Street Preachers did? Is she 4REAL too?

-9 ( +4 / -13 )

Body language?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Nice.......would love to have seen this live.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Doesn't look so much like Haratter as it does Halattel

And, did JT flip the photo or did she take it in a mirror?

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Classic definition of an online attention whore.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

Winnie-the-who?

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

looks like half the other birds on the street.

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If she wants to be a gravure she will need bigger assets.

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since when did someone in a bikini become a half naked body?

Moderator: The headline is fine. Please post something pertinent to the story.

28 ( +30 / -2 )

No thanks.

-1 ( +8 / -9 )

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