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Hatsune Miku: The world's fakest pop star
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Posted 11/14/12
Miku fans have been busily denouncing major US network CBS after it had the temerity to call holographic princess Hatsune Miku “the world’s fakest pop star.”



The article in question is a rather late entry into the popular “Hatsune Miku = creepy Japanese hologram” genre:

source : http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57547707/hatsune-miku-the-worlds-fakest-pop-star/

Although otherwise an inoffensive puff piece, CBS’s description of their virtual goddess as “fake” immediately outraged scores of Miku fans:




So what do you think Miku fans?

i`m a Miku fan too.
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Dont care still better than half of North Americas shit for music. And that is my argument. Tell me when we successfully assassinate bieber. thanks.
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I saw nothing disrespectful in the article. In fact it seemed the guy behind it was rather impressed by Miku. He used the word 'fake' because he was, in my opinion, genuinely impressed by the fact that a fabricated character could perform so well. Also he used a sampling of her music in the article which is a lovely performance of Miku's rather than something awkward and weird such as the Vegetable Juice Dance which CNN used in their own article.

I liked the article and the exposure for Miku.
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Posted 11/14/12
Miku is better because modern american music sucks.
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Yet to hear a song by "Hatsune Miku" that I enjoyed. Most of it is garbage. Fakest sounds about right to me, seeing as she only conveys the songs that others makes and isn't real to begin with. I don't see why people are getting so upset. Maybe it is time to realise that she isn't a real human being who will be your little sister/girlfriend.
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Wouldn't go as far to say it's fake, but I agree that it's more of a synthesizer/ instrument. Gives song writers and musicians who can't sing an opportunity to have someone(thing) sing it for them.
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Posted 11/14/12
I find it fascsinating that she has 'live' shows that are well attended. I think she is a cute video game character and has inspired some great cosplay but live shows surprised me. I suppose she isn't much less live than a lip synched Britney Spears concert...
Posted 11/14/12

AHTL wrote:

Yet to hear a song by "Hatsune Miku" that I enjoyed. Most of it is garbage. Fakest sounds about right to me, seeing as she only conveys the songs that others makes and isn't real to begin with. I don't see why people are getting so upset. Maybe it is time to realise that she isn't a real human being who will be your little sister/girlfriend.


The character itself is not the pop star, but the voice that goes with it, however, is based on someone's voice, so you can't entirely dismiss it. The problem with Vocaloid, like any other singer, you're not going to like certain vocaloids or all of the songs they are in.

Now, as to why they created characters for these voices is somewhat perplexing, but regardless they still give you a visual. Fans associate the vocaloid with their desginated character design and basing all their fandom on that rather than the original voice sampler.

But you can look at it this way, the vocaloid may be a sample of someone's voice, but that person is not doing the performance. You don't credit the creator of an instrument, you credit the performer. The performer in this case is the fictional Miku performing the song writer's lyrics.

Either way it's not like I care. I like what I listen to, I don't care what anyone else says, and I'm definitely not hurt over comment on a fictional character.

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Posted 11/14/12
Don't care that its just animation on a stage, its great:) I really don't care about the people who sing the song, if its good I will get it (sure its helpful to know the artist's name, but there should be no problem with that -.- "Hatsune Miku")

Anyway they are good, and the animation is good enough xD So.. what's the problem:)
Posted 11/14/12
Bitch can't carry a tune.
Posted 11/14/12
surprsie they would have a new article about that anywhere in the US let alone CBS
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Posted 11/14/12
olol~~

Watch dem Miku fans RAGE again~~! XD

Not sure fake is the right word though since no one tried to declare she was "real" in the first place. Q 3 Q;
Posted 11/14/12
but it is fake.
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Posted 11/14/12
The article actually seemed rather respectful seemed more impressed than anything else. lol at fans getting mad about it.
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Posted 11/14/12
What exactly was offensive about that? I wouldn't stretch it as far as calling her "fake". But she's not a real, living person either. What's written there is simply the truth.

Oh, but don't mistake me, I'm a great fan of Miku, I'm simply tired of the people that believes as much in Miku as they do in Santa. None of them exists in the flesh. Deal with it.
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