In as much as Journalists will always take swipes at celebrities for doing the unthinkable does not mean they can attack their personalities and make them feel uncomfortable in their hard built crafts.
The attacks on personalities by some pundits and Journalists who always express their emotions and frustrations instead of constructively criticising, as ethics demand, have been enormously consistent and alarming.
Journalists, pundits and media folks are not bigger than celebrities; It’s like a poultry farmer and his chickens. The poultry farmer needs the chickens to grow rapidly so he can sell them off and make money.
And the Chickens need the poultry farmer to feed them so they can also live.
It was a heated banter between Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo and Shatta Wale on UTV’s united showbiz last night, and everyone trades in their opinion.
What happened on the night was bizarre, a waste of art, a mere mockery of a giant, and an expression of an imbalance of emotional criticism.
No one should entertain retardation of this nature.
Whether Arnold stood his grounds, Shatta Wale was a bully on the night or both were defendants of their opinions; one thing was certain, that, a giant was being humiliated and undervalued in the name of mere criticism.
For over a decade, Shatta Wale has been the most hardworking artiste in Ghana and nothing can wipe off this unrivalled achievement, not even when he is sentenced to jail.
This is an artiste who has fought and made a significant change in the system that most new artistes are thriving on.
Like Shatta wale, every artiste has its flaws, and it’s subjected to constructive criticisms but not emotional and personal agenda attacks.
What I want to draw your attention to is; Journalists, pundits and media folks can criticise but should refrain from emotionally and personally attacking celebrities especially in the case of Shatta who has strugglingly catapulted his brand without media hype.
Let me reiterate that, a giant, Shatta Wale was humiliated and undervalued on the night, and this shouldn’t have happened.
Shatta Wale owns himself and he is an African Giant. Hence, any criticism directed at him should be constructive.