Ghanaian socialite and media personality, Afia Schwarzenegger, has criticised those who habitually attack celebrities when their personal issues become public.
She expressed her concerns about the impact of such harsh criticism on celebrities, emphasising that these public figures are just human beings and should be treated with empathy.
During a TikTok live session, Afia Schwarzenegger admonished those who frequently engage in derogatory comments and insults directed at celebrities on social media when their problems are exposed.
She stressed that celebrities, despite their unique talents, are susceptible to life’s challenges and issues, just like anyone else.
She explained, “Just as regular individuals face marital issues, so can celebrities. They can also experience bullying or be affected by negative influences.”
Afia Schwarzenegger went on to advise, “If a celebrity’s issue comes up, consider that even though we possess some unique talents, we are humans. So as you can go for marriage and it will collapse, the same thing can happen to the celebrity too. As you can be bullied, the same thing can be done to celebrities too. As you can be intoxicated, the same way the celebrity can.”
She further advised, “So when a celebrity’s issue comes up, You [Ghanaians] should be measured in your utterances because we [celebrities] are not saints. If every individual’s problems are published on social media like it happens to celebrities, it would be worse. It might even go beyond what we do.”
It is, however, unclear what triggered her statement.