Koda Riffs Contrite Over Radio Gaffe


TOKYO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — J-pop sensation Kumi Koda has apologized publicly for a controversial joke the singer made on on a radio program.

During the radio broadcast, Koda had suggested that her newlywed manager have children as soon as possible because "a mother’s amnion fluid goes rotten after she passes 35. I mean it. It gets dirty."

The remark was picked up the next day by a number of internet sites which stoked the flames of the controversy, prompting some of the singer's sponsors, such as Kosa Cosmetics to pull advertisements featuring Koda.

"We judged it necessary to suspend it as there are people who were offended." a company spokesman said.

More seriously for the performer, her own agency, Avex Entertainment said that it had stopped promotional activities for her latest album "Kingdom" which was released in January. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers