名人 and Fame
The ‘not so shiny’ side of the penny
//Niall Horan and Fans//
We all want to be famous, whether we admit it to ourselves 或者 not. If 你 think about it, I’m sure that 你 can recall at least one moment when 你 thought to yourself 或者 unconsciously announced out loud that if 你 had the power to change people’s way of thinking 或者 the money to help someone in need, you’d gladly use the opportunity. It surely sounds appealing to me – being able to ‘change the world’ and finally create the ‘Utopia’ we’ve been hearing about for so long.
Well, I’m afraid that we have also learned through some rough personal experience, that every coin has two sides and not both are always as shiny and pleasant, as we wish they were.
Niall Horan – 18 年 old, a naturally a dark brunette, who claims that ‘it hurts so much getting his hair bleached’, but still does it, because he loves being blonde. 你 might have heard about him, not only because, as his 老友记 and members claim ‘he is loud’ and ‘you can hear him before 你 see him’, but also because he is a member of one of the most 流行的 boy bands these 日 – One Direction. The five talented young men, with marvelous voices, fascinating looks and quite charismatic characters, quickly gained popularity all around the world, through the British 电视 音乐 competition ‘The X Factor’ and in my opinion, they deserve it.
I could spend hours typing down compliments about their captivating charms; however, this is not the purpose of my article. To be honest, I am not exactly a 粉丝 of One Direction, although many of 你 could use the 前一个 paragraph against this statement. I am simply a teenage girl, who enjoys granting her eyes the pleasure to observe something amusing, other than Nature’s beauty and the architectural evolution. This is actually how I got across something that upset me and the reason I am 写作 this now. Below is what caught my attention, while I was doing a small research on the band;
“Once a group of 粉丝 hugged all the members, except me;
I was standing there smiling, but inside of me, in reality I was feeling really bad.’’
This, supposedly, is something Niall had 说 and unfortunately, it is not the only case of ignorance towards him, on behalf of some of One Direction’s fans. I understand that everyone has the right to a choice, who to like and whom to despise and I respect that. I also understand that I am not in a position to judge other people and their actions and this is not what I am trying to do right now. However, I just couldn’t stand and tolerate 或者 ignore this behaviour and I decided to share this ‘discovery’ with 你 and hear out your opinions. Personally, I find this rude and unacceptable. Those boys often sacrifice their personal life and affairs and dedicate themselves to the fans, continuously training to improve any imperfections and please their followers, gifting them with their gratitude, love, passion and on-going support, just as their 粉丝 do. I would understand if the people, who are considered as ’anti-fans’ acted in such an inappropriate way, but if someone who claims to be a fan, upsets the person 或者 people he 或者 she admires so sincerely and looks up to, it is just saddening.
If 你 spare a moment to think about it, 你 would most probably come to the conclusion that when we meet our 老友记 for an instance, and they have brought a friend of theirs who is either an acquaintance 或者 even just a stranger to us, we still give them a sign that we acknowledge them, out of respect towards our friends. We would wave and smile at them, nod 或者 handshake 或者 even go as far as giving them a hug as well, so they don’t feel left out. Am I wrong? Of course, it’s a matter of personality and I guess that the current situation would also affect our decision.
I am not quite sure where I was trying to get to when I began 写作 this, nor what I am trying to say with it now, but there is one thing I know; Niall is an amazing person and he deserves as much as he can get, which is a lot. He has helped many people in various ways and so have the other boys. I guess that the idea behind this is to cheer him up, although I doubt this will get to him (and I actually hope it doesn't, because it would be very embarrassing). That's why, I wholeheartedly hope that those One Direction 粉丝 who act in this way towards him 或者 any other member of any band, would realize the effects of their actions and would not repeat them.
Now that my ‘emotional confession’ has come to an end, I would like to apologize to anyone I might have offended 或者 irritated and remind 你 that this is based on personal opinion.
I also want to thank to anyone who has stopped their work for a while to read this and I would sincerely appreciate your 评论 and opinions. After all, we’re all unique and the way we would react to certain 评论 and in specific situations is often different.
P.S.: My English is not very fluent and I would like to apologize once again for any mistakes made on my behalf.
You do not want to make the 'junior fans' cry, by upsetting their idols now, do you? This would be a heavy crime :P