On Wednesday, Maezawa, 44, tweeted that he had called off the documentary with streaming service AbemaTV “due to personal reasons.”
“Due to personal reasons, I have informed AbemaTV yesterday with my decision to no longer participate in the matchmaking documentary, hence requested for the cancellation of the show,” he said in several tweets. “Despite my genuine and honest determination toward the show, there was a part of me that still had mixed feelings about my participation.”
“To think that 27,722 women, with earnest intentions and courage, had used their precious time to apply makes me feel extremely remorseful to conclude and inform everyone with this selfish decision of mine,” he added.
Concluding the thread, he wrote: “I understand that I have disappointed many people - the applicants and all the staff from AbemaTV who were involved in the production - and I apologize to everyone for my unfavorable actions. I am truly sorry from the bottom of my heart.”
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