How far will you go for your Idol? I have been thinking lately, especially when I've stumbled upon these videos of disgraced/disgraceful Regine fans. At first, I just find the videos funny but looking back, the incident presented a serious social concern. Regine is a diva with iconic and legendary status. However, being in a third world nation, we just cannot avoid freeloaders. Some Regine fans have developed this weird obsession of collecting her signatures and most importantly, pictures with her to be used in various social bookmarking sites.
I guess first or third world nations will always have freeloaders. There will be fans who will develop a stalker syndrome. There will be fans who will collect their idol's videos, mp3s, etc and sell them- impervious of the repercussions of the ANTI PIRACY law of their country. There will be fans who will find happiness with their collections and would claim that they have the BEST collections - not even pausing for a moment of reflection that they got their collections from other serious collectors.
Regine brings out the best and the worst in her fans. Just like in these videos, the fans did not consider the fact that other people spent their money just to get VIP seats. They were soo consumed seeing their idol that they were insensitive and lacked good moral judgment.They thought they can always get away with their usual third world glib tongues and cheerful dispositions. In life, Rules are necessary to promote order and a balanced sense of fairness. There are just no shortcuts. You have to sweat it out. Regine relied on her talent and hardwork. She did not become famous overnight!
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P.S. - The videos of her performances will uploaded as soon as possible.