Everyone wants a photo with their favourite artists and celebrities whenever they get the chance but sometimes fans can go over the line especially when they’re too excited.
Some might get too caught up in the moment that they don’t even realise that they’re crossing a line. Recently, a TikTok user was heavily criticised for sharing a video of her sister meeting Malaysia’s no.1 singer Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza while she was withdrawing money at an ATM machine.
TikTok user @yanaothmannn shared a video of her older sister who was filming the moment when she bumped into Siti Nurhaliza. The Malaysian songstress was accompanied by her daughter Siti Aafiyah, at the ATM machine. The video is captioned, “my sister met ‘Tokti’ at the ATM machine. She’s been wanting to meet her idol for so long”.
In the video, we can see that the person filming Siti was also calling out Siti Aafiyah’s name. While Siti may be used to such attention, her daughter appeared scared as there was a stranger filming them. The video, which gained 524.8K views, 22.4K likes and comments, has now been disabled.
The video caught a lot of attention from netizens where they criticised the actions of @yanaothmannn’s sister for filming Siti Nurhaliza and her daughter while neglecting to respect their privacy. Although the original video’s comments have been disabled, netizens can still comment on re-posts of the video.
After the backlash, @yanaothmannn or Yana posted an apology on her Instagram account to Siti Nurhaliza and the public as well as explaining the situation. In her caption, she explained that her sister just got too excited and caught up in the moment of meeting her idol. She and her family had no intention of disrespecting Tokti or her daughter.
“We sincerely apologise to Tokti @ctdk and to all netizens who were disturbed by the incident of the video shared”, Yana said in her caption. While they did mean well, we could all learn from this and be reminded to calm down and be mindful before we approach our idols for a photo or video.