This year for the campaign #MyFriendAlexa organized by the Blogchatter I will be talking about a few changes that I have witnessed during the Pandemic, remember these are the changes that debunked my myths about certain things for certain reasons in Pandemic, not due to Pandemic. This is my second post for the campaign on the ‘Choose Ideal Wisely’.
Read more: Reality Check Of Relations Post 1
Another Change that we witnessed during this Pandemic that debunked my myth about ‘Celebrity Fandom”.
I am sure many of you have grown up watching your ideal from Movies/Sports/Politics/Arts. Celebrity craze is no new for anyone; in the lunacy of fandom, we do every possible thing to get a glimpse of our favorite ones, be it on the silver screen, live performances, selfies, or any other way.
1. We idealize the character from some particular movies and become fans of certain actors; we start admiring their tinniest activity and follow them insanely on every social media.
2. We spend a huge amount of our hard-earned money to watch them on-screen and make them famous and wealthy.
3. We enjoy their live concert like any other crazy fan, strange at the concert, we are ready to pay almost ten times more to get their glimpse.
We get in return, nothing more at least to take a stand for the right thing if this too, not then at least speak up for a fair game.
Note- I know what seems right to me maybe wrong from another side of people, and I do respect the other side’s views, talking on the ground of ethics, the concept of right or wrong is the same for everyone as per my little sense of knowledge.
Popular Hashtags on social media in India from last couple of months:
#SSR (including all the hashtags for late young actor SSR), #Boycottbollywood #RepublicFightsBack #ShameonAajTak #BoycottSalmanKhanmovies #WestandwithKangna #AllEyesOnCBI #HathrasTruthExposed #Drugmafiaofbollywood and the list is endless.
When the whole world was fighting against Coronavirus while sitting at home, we have vouched for another huge distasteful change as audiences towards the entertainment industry/ Bollywood. The demise of a young actor Late Sushant Singh Rajput, and apparently the mysteries behind his death, has shaken the belief on idealism about Bollywood, actors, characters, etc. for sure among audiences that they carried for ages, irrespective to the fact whether you are a fan of that actor or not isn’t it? Some more community moves that compelled me to recheck my list of our ideology.
Note: All the quoted points are for the particular group of peoples; the whole fraternity could not be blamed for a few wrong-minded entities ‘ wrongdoings. Remember, exceptions always exist.
1). Being a Bollywood Buff, I do admire many talents from the entertainment industry. Unfortunately, the mass silence of the A-listers of Bollywood on the sudden death of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput raised the question on my own admiration, especially on those who were known for putting their views so freely social media. What were they earned all the years from our money in bonus FAME, FEAR, PRETENDING?
2). Again on the day actor died, Mental Health Awareness messages had broken all the SMs trending records, as soon as the case started taking a turn over Mysteries, Drugs, WhatsappChat leaks whole fraternity went into hibernation.
3). Somehow in pressure when renowned ones dragged out from hibernation, they all squealed in the same tone, same text, and tweets, and here came the biggest mess all hooted for the main suspect. How come I missed recognizing the fame of Rhea Chakraborty? I must say she might have had on more good terms with biggies of Bollywood than the gone lead actor Sushant. Strange !!! Were we admiring the puppets till now?
4). The political parties, few fame cravers, news channels, and YouTubers are encashing the opportunity over a deceased’s family’s grief. No system, no agency, no institution have power or capability to speak on the facts. We grew up learning their powers and limitations in Civics’ subject.
5). Coming to another Heinous act of Hathras UP that chilled our spines, this case debunked my biggest myth that the Pandemic has taught us to live the life so positively with minimal utilities and understanding the value of human relations. But sadly, the game of politics never halted. Government has a perfect count of COVID 19 cases and a rate of recovery. Why raising numbers of rapes do not bother them? No matter which party comes in power, have you ever found any newspaper or news channel where you spent a month without hearing the rape case with any women, be it elderly, young, child, toddler, infant, no right?
So think twice before choosing your ideal, use the power of social media wisely, and last but not the least value yourself as an audience, you have control over TRPs of Television programs, You have the power of voting, you have the wealth of spending money at the right place, you have the weapon of social media to make hear your voice in the correct way.
Have you felt any change of thoughts after any of the above-mentioned incidents? Do share it with me.
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