For the past week, Malaysian actress Janna Nick has been receiving tons of backlashes for charging her fans RM50 for every wish that she made on her IG story.
Her action was not only criticised by fans and netizens but also several celebrities including Nur Fazura, Redza Minhat, and Takahara Suiko.
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hasil dari bisnes kecil kecilan saya #wishservicebyjannanick kini satu family saya mampu menjamah kepci! JUMPA DI KARNIVAL JOM HEBOH stadium batu kawan,penang 6 petang ni! BOOTH @sephia.my ! esok 12tengah hari @meloditv3 akan bersiaran secara LIVE di stadium batu kawan,pulau pinang! #sayangketatsendatpadat @wishservicebyjannanick
But today, it has been revealed that the whole thing has been a huge misunderstanding all along because her #WishServiceByJannaNick actually has a pure motive.
Janna has been collecting the fund through her own Non Government Organisation (NGO), Wish For Their Hope (WFTH).
“Alhamdullillah, this is the first step I do to help those in need. Everything that I did for the past week has a reason and purpose,” she told Harian Metro.
“A lot of people said that I did it out of my own selfishness and it’s a way for me to get rich quick. But I know what I’m doing. It’s not just for fun but for charity. All of the earnings I get will be channeled to selected charity organisations,” she added.
Janna said that she purposely kept mum on the matter as she wants her service to go viral. “I’ve collected more than RM2,000 in less than a week. I hope that the service will get better response in the future.”
According to Janna, some of her celebrity friends who are aware of the intention behind her wish service include Mawar Rashid, Zara Zya, Michael Ang, and Sharifah Sakinah, and all of them play a part to help promote the service to their followers.
Some netizens have apologised to the actress-singer personally after learning her true intention.