Sharing your personal life with others can have unintentional effects. One of them is that netizens start to feel entitled to your life. While some try to pass it off as giving you advice out of the goodness of their hearts, others simply want to stir up trouble.
Local influencer Valent was recently alleged to have been involved in a live-streaming fraud. Unfortunately, people have decided to go after her instead. As Valent felt her personal safety was being threatened, the influencer decided to bring matters to the police.
Valent was recently accused of defrauding people during a live stream. Additionally, some claimed she held fan meets to instigate borrowing and embezzling funds. Although no proof of the allegations were submitted, some took it at face value.
Netizens decided to take matters into their own hands and dispensed their own form of justice. They harassed and slandered Valent online via her socials. Some even threatened her and promised to interfere with her private life. Needless to say, it prompted Valent to take action before things got out of hand.
The influencer decided to turn matters over to the authorities. She later reported on Instagram that she had visited the police station with her lawyer to make a statement. “The lawyer has already confirmed that I have not committed any legal crime nor been involved in any fraud cases,” she stated. “The rumours stop with the wise.” Additionally, Valent denied having any fan meets, claiming fans were her boyfriends and instigating borrowing money.
Valent caused a stir when she collaborated with YouTubers Lim Shang Jin, Charles Tee and Song Yi last month. They had worked together on a comical music video for “Love you at 105°C (热爱105度的你)”. Although many had praised her then, it seems the allegations outweighed the positive support.
We hope for Valent’s sake that the rumours die down soon. It can’t be comfortable living life constantly on edge. Also, we hope she stays safe in the meantime!