Aki Higashihara simply can’t catch a break. No sooner is her blogging power blamed for the grounding of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners than a 8.0-magnitude earthquake occurs off the coast of the Solomon Islands, triggering a massive tsunami that has been confirmed to have left as many as six dead.
Over the years, the fashion idol’s blog has been linked to a multitude of accidents and disasters across Japan, with many claiming that her words are “cursed” to the point that whatever she innocently writes has a negative knock-on effect somewhere else, like an unintentional version of the acclaimed manga and animé series Death Note. But what on earth could this yummy mummy have written on her blog this time around to have the Japanese public dousing themselves with holy water and avoiding her gaze should their paths cross in the street?
Seven harmless little words: “I want to go to the sea!”
Posting to her blog, poor-old Aki uploaded a recent photograph taken at a “Holiday” clothing exhibition where she spotted this summery little number and, immediately falling in love with it, decided to share it with her many followers.
“This dress was sooo cute!” the blogger commented alongside her photo, “it’s an original design one-piece: I grabbed it right away!”
Then came the seemingly harmless line that many are half jokingly saying is to blame for the recent tsunami:
“Now I want to go to the sea!!”
Soon after the tragic tsunami struck, Japanese Netizens latched on to this line and, with the same venom that they directed Aki’s way when she commented that her son liked planes just prior to the Boeing disaster, immediately began suggesting that the timing of her post was “uncanny”.
“Holy crap; she can control the elements now too!?”
“That truly is a death blog…”
“It’s weird, I don’t even feel marginally shocked by this stuff any more.”
“This has morphed into a new genre: ‘the death appendix’.”
Poor Aki! If you’re out there and you’re reading this, know that we still love you! Just don’t mention us on that blog of yours. You know, just in case…
Image: Higashikara Aki