March 21, 2017
Becky Receives Come Back Award
On February 26th, the reception ceremony of the 17th Beat Takeshi’s Entertainment Awards was held in Tokyo and Becky was presented Come Back and Encouragement Award. Becky’s affair with Enon Kawatani, a vocal of a band, Gesu no Kiwami Otome was broken by Shukan Bunshun from December 2015 to January 2016 repeatedly. Becky was severely criticised by media and public and went into hiatus for about several months. The scandal drew international attention, and The Guardian reported that how Japanese media reacted to Becky was sexism. Becky came back to TV in May of 2015, and since then she is gradually appearing in media and events like a fashion show, magazines and TV shows and so on. At the ceremony, Becky stated that she takes the award as an encouragement and appreciated the award.