[Pexers Write-Ups] Flower Boy Turned Bad Boy
The famous flower boy has turned into a bad boy.That is what they want to say but hasn’t yet. It is all about the drastic change of image as a celebrity from what he has been known to project to what he has been described to have become due to a spate of events.
The shock for many has somewhat abated since that fateful day in late August. From the looks of it he hasn’t lost his followings except for a few fallouts. Truth be told, as observed, he gained even more if attendance at his concerts is a valid indicator. That is, in spite of the predicted downfall.
As the dust from the several weeks worth of ruckus settled, let me now pose these questions . Questions that may somehow illuminate the phenomenon.
Is it now a matter of focusing on the performance but not on the performer, the singing but not the singer?
How can they be separated? Can there be split appreciation? Accommodation of the incongruence?
Accepting the celebrity image doesn’t have to be a mirror of his private life?
What is wrong with public images is that we have come to expect perfection …idealization. Simply putting a person in a box tied with neat,cute ribbons The packaging.
But it has now come to this ‘I don’t like your behavior, but I still like you’ syndrome now prevail?
Whatever it is, somebody has commented ‘at least he has proven he isn’t gay’. Or he is the celebrity that became more attractive even with the negative publicity. The bad boy image fits him now?
Or has the fandom become maturer to embrace the fact that celebrities are just like most of us- imperfect mortals capable of mistakes. And if his apologetic words are to be believed,he is capable of turning a new leaf. To us those are redeeming steps.
That whether he is flower boy or bad boy we have seen beyond the image .
We, too discovered something of ourselves.
Arts Credit: blancbelle via Yogi Khj @kiiimiii006