Malaysian actor Zahiril Adzim had left a seemingly cynical comment in addressing the longstanding controversy surrounding broadcasting companies favouring “actors” with more social media followers.
The 37-year-old’s statement came in response to a post shared by actor Amerul Affendi on his Instagram recently. The latter took to his social media to express his dissent against the arguably ridiculous requirement set by the local TV stations.
“As long as there are producers who just follow the commands of the TV station, then they’ll have to stick to recruiting actors and actresses with over a million followers on social media. It’s not just the TV station’s fault, the blame is on fans as well,” the “Terbaik Dari Langit” actor expressed.
Zahiril also chimed in the conversation by coming up with his own plan to increase the number of followers on their Instagram accounts. “So, let’s ‘tong-tong’ (share each other’s) money to buy followers online. Let’s see if they have it on sale on Shopee. We will split into two – You can take one half, and I’ll take another half,” the “Kami” star commented on his “Bunohan” co-star’s post.
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