I have to admit that Charice is an impeccable singer. Her vocal prowess is unassailable– she never fails to bring a good show. I believe that she really deserves her achievements so far, and I do not question that.
But does that make me a fan? Absolutely NO: Simply because her music is not my kind of music.
The thing about Charice is that she seems like she is trying to get ALL the attention she could get. I’m not saying that there is something wrong with that, but she’s doing it too much.
Few months ago, I criticized Charice for her abrupt change of image. I criticized her for I thought that such unnecessary bold make-over might affect her entire branding as a celebrity. I left it at that and did not comment any further. Trust me, I got my share of bashing too after I posted that blog.
For the record, Charice has a lot of fans in Twitter– and they can be crazy as hell. Since Tuesday, I have been receiving a lot of tweets from these fantards after I questioned Charice’s “fashion” statement. Well, I might have been really harsh with my tweets but seriously, my eyes hurt every time I see her. (Can you actually blame me for that?)
But these fantards are all in for hard sell. (For the record, as a practicing social media specialist, hard sell has no space in social networks). They all lambasted me and called me names. Yes, I admit that I was bored that time that I made patol with these fantads; but these people fail at so many levels making disengagement so hard. (I had a great time correcting their grammar flaws!).
Tips for Celebrities (especially to Charice)
Teach your fans some proper decorum while they are online. Your fans reflect highly on you. I even suspect that these fantards are part of an online propaganda; but trust me when I say that these do not work for you. You have put yourself in the public spotlight, ginusto n’yo yan eh, then at least be magnanimous when it comes to criticism. You can’t simply please everybody. You can’t simply force everyone to like you.