Vice Ganda on Controlling Fans: "Ginagawa niyong preso mga iniidolo niyo"



Although he has established his career as a host and comedian who always jokes around and making everyone laugh, Vice Ganda is still not one of those to stay silent when he sees something wrong. In fact, he’s one of the most vocal celebrities we have. Recently, Vice Ganda sent a series of tweets speaking up about how some fans tend to be controlling and disturbing. Related: The Fine Line Between Being a Supportive Fan and a Controlling One

He started the thread with a powerful statement: “Some fans really think they know everything. And some even think they own you!” He followed it with a reminder: “Be smart. You should know when you’re being a supportive fan or a stupid fantard!” After the tweets, Vice Ganda informed everyone that he will be going live on Facebook to tell his piece. He then talked about how bothered he is about some fans’ entitlement on their idols’ lives. After making funny faces and cracking some jokes, Vice started: “I was tweeting about yung behavior ng mga fans yung mga relationship ng artists at fans nila, mga kaganapan ng fandoms. I just thought I could use some of my time right now to talk about this very significant issue.” Vice Ganda continued: “Maraming tao talaga akala nila alam nila lahat. Pag nagreact, nagsalita, nagpamalas ng opinyon, akala nila tamang tama sila at alam nila lahat. Ang dali nilang maniwala at maapektuhan. At ang mga opinyon nila, di nila masyado pinagiisipan. Although, di naman ako naggagalingan kaya as much as possible, I’m trying to learn.” He said that he’s not trying to be belittle everyone and that he only wants to influence his fans and viewers and want them to learn a thing or two from him. He narrated how a contestant received backlash from the fandom of ViceRylle. “Recently sa Showtime, nagbibiruan kami ni ate girl, si dancer na ang pangalan niya ay Jackie. Yung ate sa Miss Q&A. Nagbibiruan kami lagi. Binibigyan ko lang siya ng moment. Tinutulungan ko lang si Jackie para sumikat, para magka-moment, para makilala, para magkaroon ng raket, ganyan-ganyan. Maraming natutuwa. Yung iba nga nakikilig. Naaaliw kami, natatawa kami, pero yun ay biruan lamang.” Vice said that this segment wasn’t taken well by Vicerylle fans and that Jackie even received bashing because of the quick and funny banter. “Yung ibang ViceRylle fans ang nega ng reaksyon. Sa sobrang nega ng reaksyon, binash nila si Jackie. Kung ano ano sinabi nila, sinaktan nila yung tao which is so bad. Di ko ‘yun nagustuhan. Gusto ko malaman niyo na hindi ako natuwa. Wala kayong suporta na makukuha sakin. Unang-una, mali mang-bash at wala siyang ginawa sa inyo.” Vice also pointed out that as viewers, they have a choice to not watch the episode if it doesn’t make them happy. He also emphasized that because of the pressure from fans and their controlling nature, some celebrities aren’t happy with their work anymore and are even sinking into depression. “Concerned din ako sa fans ng ibang artista at sa mga kapwa kong artista, especially dun sa mga malalapit sa akin. Alam niyo ba lately, nalulungkot ako kasi ang dami kong artista nakakausap na malungkot?” He continued: “Ang dami kong artista na nakakausap na gusto na mag-quit sa showbiz, ang dami kong artista nakakausap ko na naliligaw ng landas, ang dami kong artista nakakausap na nade-depress. Nade-depress sila, una, kasi pagod na pagod na sila sa hirap ng trabaho ginagawa nila. At pangalawa, ang pinaka-ikinapapagod pa nila, yung pressure na ibinibigay sa kanila ng mga taong sinasabing ‘fans’ nila. Ang dami kong nakakausap at naaawa ako sa kanila kasi naguguluhan sila. Bigat na bigat ang mga kalooban nila.” Vice also referenced a successful love team that’s close to him who thought of quitting showbiz because of the immense pressure they feel from their fans. “Naawa ako kasi nasa peak pa sila ng kanilang career nila. Yung love team nila sikat na sikat. Taas ng ratings ng teleserye nila, successful ng mga movie nila, ang daming raket, ang daming endorsement, pero malungkot. Gusto na mag-quit kasi sobrang nape-pressure sa ginagawa ng mga fans nila. Hindi na raw sila makagalaw, hindi na raw sila makalabas. Hindi nila masabi yung gusto nila sabihin, hindi nila maging kaibigan yung gusto nila makaibigan. Pinaliit ninyo yung mundo nila. Mali yun.” He continued:  “Ginagawa niyo bobo yung mga artistang iniidolo niyo. Ginagawa niyong preso. Ginagawa niyo pag-aari ninyo. Ginagawa niyo robot, kaya yung mga artista nawawala ng buhay. Kawawa naman. Nalulungkot sila.” Watch the full video below: Read more: