Aiko Melendez weighs in on public figures being ‘snobs’


Actress Aiko Melendez believes that showing humility to fans should be practiced by public figures. 

On Facebook, Aiko shared her sentiments over some artists being snobs amid an alleged snubbing issue of a group of professional volleyball players to some of their fans while on vacation in Boracay. 

The actress-turned politician began her post by sharing why she chooses to cater to the fans she encounters even when she feels exhausted.

“Ako kasi kapag me bumabati sa akin o magpapapicture kahit gaano na ako kapagod pinagbibigyan ko, ang rason ko lagi hindi naman naten alam kung first and last encounter mo na dun sa taong yun eh,” said Aiko. 

Aiko said that a simple hi or granting photo ops to fans would do, unless unfavorable circumstances happen. 

“So ung mga simpleng gestures like saying ‘Hi!’ Or pagbigyan ng picture taking ok lang yan. Hindi naman kawalan sa pagkatao nyo yan. 

“Pwera nalang kung Asa ER ka ng hospital at hindi naman tama ang right timing pwede ka tumanggi. Lahat me right timing eh,” she stated.

She furthered, “Like sa pagpunta sa mga lamay at patay as much as possible ayaw ko po nagpapapicture sa tabi ng kabaong kasi bilang tanda ng aking respeto yun sa namatay at namatayan kaya dun sa mga nagpapakuha inaaya ko sila sa ibang angle tara dun tayo sa independent space.

“Give credit also to your fans na iniidolo kayo [‘yung] simpleng time mo,” Aiko alluded to celebrities, politicians, and other considered public figures such as athletes and influencers. 

“If you want your fans to respect your private time, I suggest don’t go to public places otherwise hindi mo talaga maiiwasan na me matuwa na nakakakilala sayo ang mag-hi and hello or papakuha ng picture sa inyo. 

“Tandaan Humility! Fame is all temporary but the right attitude lasts a lifetime,” Aiko stressed in a Facebook post.

The Choco Mucho Flying Titans (CMFT) volleyball  team recently drew flak after netizens called out some of their players for snubbing fans in a video that went viral online. 

The CMFT management addressed the issue afterwards, coming to the defense of their players who are “warm, respectful, appreciative, and accommodating”.

The management acknowledged that their team could have handled the said encounter in the video better, but denounced “malicious posts that put our players, our team, and our company in a bad light.”

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