by Anino Odeli-Serrano
Remember that saying about meeting your heroes, something like “don’t get too excited because your hero may just turn out to be ill-mannered, pompous, arrogant and a bit of a brat”? Well I think that advice should be heeded, especially in the world of Twitter. In recent weeks, there’s been drama unfolding on Twitter and this is not to say that I don’t enjoy it or encourage some people and openly rooted for some, but come on, at the end of the day celebrities need to maintain some level of decorum.
The Nigerian celebs are not lefty out of this drama as well, it’s almost as if they’ve sworn to outshine their American counterparts, who clearly have no shame when it comes to dissing one another. Even the British are not left out.
Take for example our dear Amy Winehouse (who I believe should be permanently high in order to produce a quality album. Please, it is my opinion) who let loose on her account a few weeks ago. In all fairness, that is not exactly shocking. I mean Amy leads the pack when it comes to crase people. No matter how much damage control her PR team does, she never fails to flush it all down the toilet, confirming the fact that she is crazy and will do and say crazy things. This rehab dropout went as far as wishing Mark Ronson dead, and her rant went on for a while.
Then there’s Kanye West. Need I say more? Surely the picture must be formed in your head by now. Remember last year’s MTV Awards? Yes, that should help you understand by now.
Those two are nothing compared to their senior brother 50 Cent. The man is just wrong on so many levels, I’d rather not to go into it. Personally I believe things like sex shouldn’t exactly be Twitter subjects, unless as a general conversation or certain parts of your anatomy, but NO!! “Fiddy” believes he has to share all that information with us all. Nigga I don’t need to know that part of your business.
As for the Nigerian Celebs, I am not going to spend my energy to tell you what they are up to. You have Ifreke for that. My friend the Fairy God-Sister went on a rampage via twitter on Saturday about Nigerian celebs, even though a number of us tried to caution her, she had a valid point.
A lot of you are Bang Out Of Order! You guys need to understand that there are ways to go about these things. Your careers are at stake here. Some of you believe you’re God’s gift to the earth, but clearly honey, you haven’t looked into the mirror lately.
Somehow I think this is brought on by the fact that not all these celebs are Educated. Many where dragged up as kids, did not have a stable home and where not taught simple manners. What my grandma refers to as ‘Money miss road’. Not that any of that is an excuse.
Some of these celebs have become the butt of international jokes – aren’t they embarrassed I wonder?
Interestingly, this is not just for the celebs alone. Ordinary folk like you and I are guilty of this. Some people are just instigators and trouble makers. Believe me I know, I curse people everyday via my Twitter accounts, and yes, I have more than one. Sometimes I tweet, and then say to myself why on earth did I just say that? The world doesn’t need to know. So yes, I am guilty of these crimes.
And to those that are so paranoid, they think that every word spoken is a direct hit at them, may I say this: Get a Life darling!!
Twitter, Facebook and Skype are all virtual. So think before you speak and if you have to speak on Twitter, please follow the etiquette of tweeting, informing and cursing. Thank you.
Please excuse my mood on this piece, I am in a “Bitchy and Catty” mood, this is what happens when people mess with your emotions and yes you know I am talking to you. The word that should follow that sentence is very un-printable. So I dey go drink water.