Being a celebrity is not fun when all your dirty laundry is aired out in the open, for everyone to see, fame is great to have but it really is not great to handle. South Africa is so fortunate for not having a large demand for tabloid news. Yes, celebrities do sometimes have their private lives being expressed in public, but it has not been as a culture as it is in the US.
The problem is that deciding to become famous is a decision that a person makes knowing exactly what to expect when it comes to the limitation of their privacy. artists such as Sindi Dlathu who have they private live completely non existent from the media are fortunate, and one can wonder how do they achieve that, how do they buy this silence? How do they keep it silent?
Looking at Buyile Mdladla who played the role of Lungile Mabena, who was a men that left Queen Moroka, and took all of money in generations. This situation was said to be what happened in real life in the Drum Magazine, and it was what he did to his wife; in real life, which was not true, and they later, published another article about his marriage to his ex wife, this article ruined his reputation and led him to trouble when it came to him finding jobs with other productions. And also made him loose his role as the face of Outsurance.
This was very unfortunate for his life and very unfair as these were just manipulative sabotages, from an angry ex wife. It is said that a journalist would be so desperate for a story to take part in such.
But in the situation of the president it is really arguable if it is fair or unfair for his life to be aired out like that, but fact remains he is does work for the people, therefore people do have the right to know what president npresident Zuma is doing with his life. As he is of public interest, but for a man like Mbuyile it is very unfair when the bad publicity, affects whether or not you will have money for bread on the next day.
I believe that being of public interest should only justify when the action of a famous individual have a influence on the community not just for information.
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