Fame at Whatever Cost: Are We Losing Morality for Fame?
The idea that to acquire fame one has to expose themselves or do something crazy or ‘raunchy’, to have people talking, is unfortunate.
A week back or so, there was a lady trending after appearing in a Nairobi club where she was recorded as having dressed so skimpily to the point that she was almost naked. The half-naked lady was recorded partying and having fun seeming not to care about exposing herself. The pictures and video rotated heavily on social media and most people were outright shocked at the nerve and the outright display of, for a lack of a better word, ‘ratchetness’.
The identity of the lady has since been established and for editorial reasons, we have chosen not to feature her name or her social handles on this post. Publicity, it seems, is what she was after and we won’t be part of publicizing her. The incident showed how low people are willing to stoop to acquire fame. In Kenya, especially, it seems that the bar is being lowered every day, and the standards of decency are being discarded little by little.