Why Can’t Celebrities Handle Criticism Nowadays?


This Ramadan, a number of TV shows are raising many serious questions. Accordingly, the actors and show-runners in question are well aware of the controversy.

However, they don’t seem to know the first thing about handling and approaching criticism and we wonder…why?

Yesterday, we came across this post by Elly Maloush Kebeer actor Ahmed El Awady. Successful or not, the show is heavily criticized for building an entire story over the sole use of inappropriate and poor language. 

So instead of learning a lesson here, El Awady is flexing the number of views as a testimony to the show’s success. All while writing in the same manner people were offended by in the first place, just for spite. 

Seriously?

Just a few days back, Riham Haggag’s series went off the rails as well. Again. Social media opened fire on the actress and the people responsible for dressing her up like an undercover Sa3eedy/Upper Egyptian with bangs and a bowl haircut.

 A look that “coincidentally” flatters Haggag’s appearance but is pretty shameful and disrespectful to the character and the audience’s minds and eyes!

In another universe perhaps, the actress would have chosen not to respond or maybe respond in agreement, have a laugh on the memes and move on.

But no, Haggag does have a little history in this area. Instead, she posted a story justifying how the whole look is acceptable since she was undercover. Duh, right?

We honestly believe that some celebrities should develop a tougher skin. It’s only normal for fans to bash on your work when it’s roughly half-good. 

We don’t mean they should tolerate bullying or hurtful comments, but a lash-out from their part over criticism is just off the mark and unacceptable. 

Nepotism

For the past couple of years, it seems like nepotism had a thing or two to do with this whole actors and actresses’ attitude. 

A director was the key-person responsible for approving every little aspect of the production. Now, we see actors controlling sets, costumes, co-stars’ parts and even the plot. 

Proof? 

Why do you think Ahmed El Sadaany and Moustafa Darwish dropped out of Zeina’s “Kolo Bel Hob” a day before Ramadan?

This also reminds us of the whole Amr Youssef fiasco with “El Malek’s” production. And the weird insistence on airing it despite the outlash over the promo’s inaccuracies. 

Do you think it became okay and acceptable for actors to blame the audience for hating or criticizing art? Isn’t this like..counterintuitive? 

Visual art is meant to be criticized. And in the era of social media, things can easily get ugly. If you can’t handle it, touch luck. It’s a hard competitive career.

Wouldn’t it be of better taste if some given celebrity was feeling a little overwhelmed by the less than positive reviews to just…log off the internet for a while? 

There’s no need for anyone to speak down to the masses from a higher ground here, folks. 





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