Terrace House Cancelled from TV and Streaming after Hana Kimura’s Suicide
It looks like karma’s a bitch as the show Terrace House has been cancelled in Japan TV as well as on streaming service Netflix following the pro-wrestler Hana Kimura’s suicide.
Kimura died apparently due to suicide after she got bashed and received heavy cyberbullying after her appearance in the reality show.
In her last Tweet on her account, she wrote a goodbye note…
— 木村花🥀HanaKimura (@hanadayo0903) May 22, 2020
Now its been reported that Fuji TV has pulled the plug on the show. Kimura’s mainstream recognition was greatly boosted last September when she joined the cast of Japanese reality TV show Terrace House, which had begun its latest iteration, Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020, in May of 2019 on Netflix, with a July broadcast TV premiere on Japanese station Fuji TV. Following Kimura’s death, Fuji TV decided to suspend the scheduled broadcast of its newest Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020 episode on May 25, and Netflix did the same for its planned May 26 and June 2 episodes, and those delays are now permanent.
Fuji TV and East Entertainment released a statement on May 27 that the show was cancelled all the while removing the series from Fuji TV’s online streaming service FOD.
Regarding the recent passing of cast member Hana Kimura, we would like to one again express our deep sadness and offer our sincere condolences to her family.
Regarding Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020, we have decided to cancel future filming, and also to halt the streaming availability of episodes on FOD.
We accept the seriousness of this situation, and will be earnestly taking it into consideration moving forward.
When you visit the Terrace House website today, all you’ll see is the logo and a statement…
What do you guys think? Personally, I’m OK with this cancellation. I’d like to backtrack old episodes but if Kimura’s death would be any indication, new cast members can potentially experience the same behavior from viewers down the line. So better to nip it at the bud as early as now though nothing can be done to bring back the life of the promising pro-wrestler.