Earning a spot on national television is tough, to say the least. One must either invest their time to do something incredible for the community or be an astounding singer or celebrity.
Unfortunately, netizens felt otherwise after finding out a certain ‘talentless artist’ got a feature on national television.
Astro ni memang suka angkat orang yang takde talent jadi artis ke? For now, nak jadi artis based on the number of followers on socmed? pic.twitter.com/7dApaqEnUx
— ric. (@aemieruls_) June 15, 2021
“Does Astro really like supporting people who are talentless to become artists? For now, is becoming an artist based on the number of followers on social media?”
The screenshot in the post shows TikTok famous @suekhaizhar who went viral for her ‘infamous’ song “Aku Budak Girl” getting a segment on Astro’s program “Meletop”. Netizens who saw the post weren’t very happy with the reality of the industry.
“Meletop is canceled. Choosing quantity over quality. Is the level of “Meletop” merely for the standard of a singer for songs like “Budak Girl“?
This fellow netizen explained the reality of the situation.
Sebab yg berbakat & berusaha gigih untuk dapatkan tempat tak dapat sokongan daripada orang ramai. Itu je jawapannya. Aku salah seorang yg berusaha nak dapatkan tempat, tp berapa kerat je yg kenal aku pelakon?
Kami perlukan sokongan korang. Terima kasih yg masih menyokong!! https://t.co/SxAQt9J1Mr
— FADHULLAH (@haziq_fadhullah) June 16, 2021
“Because those with talent & work hard to get a spot don’t get support from the public. That’s the answer. I’m one of those who work hard to get a spot, but how many actually recognize me as an actor? We need your support. Thank you to those who do!”
Previously, TikTok famous @suekhaizhar went viral for her single, “Aku Budak Girl“.
What do you guys think? Is the industry playing a fair game?
*Cover Image Credits: Instagram @meletop