Being a celebrity or a public figure comes with a variety of pros and cons. One of the prime difficulties of being a public figure is that your life is out in the open. You are always getting clicked and snapped, and there is hardly anything you can do about it. The latest person who had to face such brutality is noted pop singer Sia. A few days back, her nude photographs were up on sale online by a photographer. Although she isn’t the first person to have fallen under such shameful difficulty, Sia chose to deal with it in a surprising way.
A few days back, an image of Sia’s naked back – with the butt portion blurred out – were up on sale online by a person who claimed to have photographed it. The blurred out portion contained the message:
If you make the purchase, it will be unblurred and you will receive an additional 14 images. (sic)
However, even before it could make it to the headlines, Sia chose to shut the photographer up by simply tweeting the image with a simple but hilarious message:
Someone is apparently trying to sell naked photos of me to my fans. Save your money, here it is for free. Everyday is Christmas!
Someone is apparently trying to sell naked photos of me to my fans. Save your money, here it is for free. Everyday is Christmas! pic.twitter.com/aeQlnTwLuy
— sia (@Sia) November 7, 2017
So, in a single but brilliant tweet, she marred the business that the alleged photographer wanted to do! Instead of writing open letters and angry posts on social media, she simply circulated the image to 3.2 million users of Twitter, shutting everyone once and for all.
Now, that was extremely bold of Sia, and we love her for that. But how many celebrities would be bold enough to do this? It is high time people understand that being public figures is way different from being public properties. The right to privacy must be extended to one and all, but such lame acts committed by some people just go on to showcase the hard mentality that still reside in certain people.
It must be remembered that Sia is someone who has obscured her face during performances since 2013, vouching her favor to the anti-fame manifesto. She had also written:
If anyone besides famous people knew what it was like to be a famous person, they would never want to be famous.
Don’t you think it’s high time for us all to treat the “celebrities” as people. If we need privacy in our daily lives, so do they. What do you think?