#PopVultures Ep 49: Naomi Osaka and celebrities’ media dilemma
Synopsis: The Straits Occasions examines the ins and outs of popular culture within the Asian leisure and Hollywood scene.
This week, the #PopVultures Jan Lee and Yeo Sam Jo discuss A-list tennis participant Naomi Osaka and her declining to talk to the media and attend press conferences in the course of the French Open, citing psychological well being issues, which set off a firestorm of reactions. She was fined for refusing her press obligations and finally pulled out of the competitors.
She is hardly the one star to have had media woes – celebrities in each Hollywood and Asia have had contentious relationships with the press. From fellow tennis participant Novak Djokovic to supermodel Naomi Campbell to Hong Kong’s one-time dangerous boy Nicholas Tse, celebrities have clashed with the media through the years. Sure A-listers like Beyonce additionally famously don’t give interviews, whereas others have been impolite, hostile or uninterested throughout organized interviews.
This provides rise to the query – do celebrities have an obligation to the media and do they want the media? As followers but additionally journalists, Jan and Sam Jo give their in-depth ideas.
Here is what they cowl:
1. The Naomi Osaka controversy, the ensuing fallout and reactions (2:36)
2. Different examples of celebrities, like Novak Djokovic, Britney Spears and Naomi Campbell, warring with the media (7.45)
three. The Asian movie star ecosystem and the way celebrities have clashed with the media there (11:04)
four. Do celebrities have an obligation to the media? (15:11)
5. Monique refusing to do promote the movie Valuable at Cannes Movie Competition (18:24)
6. Celebrities being hostile to the media throughout interviews (20:16)
7. General ideas (26:31)
Edited by: Penelope Lee
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