Wow! For the first time in history, StarCeleb website management actually removed an account of a contestant! Long has the Top60 passed and their accounts are still intact. Not to mention the contestants who pulled out even at the Top60 itself. Their accounts are still there! You can check their blogs and find nothing in it. Talk about desperate measures!
Kel Wong was disqualified due to the reason (which was given by the production company) that he was shown in another reality television show during the duration of StarCeleb's competition without informing the production about it. He was also accused of using another name on the show which violated the terms and conditions as a contestant in StarCeleb.
So the poor kiddo (lol, I'm even younger than him) expressed his side of the story in his blog telling the world that he was wrongly accused as his participations in other reality television shows were done even before the audition of StarCeleb which brought his next question to surface which is, how is he going to inform the producer of StarCeleb about when he is going to be aired on TV if he recorded the show before that? He ain't even aware of which episode he's going to be in.
Furthermore, when he posted his side of the story in his blog, there were tonnes of comments supporting him and asking him to consider legal actions. Is this the reason why the producer ordered for his blog's removal? The fear of the voices of public? We can all see authorities in our country are afraid of people voicing out. But thanks to the cyberworld, justice can be sought for mistreated ones like the poor and in this case, Kel.
With so many holes on the road which I've observed along the way, this has by far been the biggest. You may take away a contestant's qualification, but you'll never take away his ability to express himself. You want to know what other holes have there been so far? The list is as followed
- Mark Chin and Khaw Su Mei both missed the challenge for Group A's photoshoot and TVC. Su Mei was disqualified for that and Mark was transferred to Group B's challenge without a reasonable explanation to the contestants. Why would someone be given a second chance while the other person who did the same was disqualified?
- Frank was featured in One In a Million audition recently and I do hope he told the producer about his appearance. If he has not, then it's another case to behold on.
- A few contestants during the Top 60 pulled out and it's reasonable for judges not to mention them at all as the show barely began. But when Ras Angela Wong pulled out as a mark of dissatisfaction over the show, the producer nor the judges didn't bother to clarify it to the audience nor the contestants.
- TVC challenges raised a lot of issue for Group A's contestant and little for Group B's. I was perfectly fine with my role as a waiter as Jay said it was a test of our character. Which of course, backfired on me when the guest judges said I looked awful due to my outlooked even though it was commanded by the director.
- Onto Mark again, though the rules and stipulation does not state it, he is an experience personnel in this field as he is an actor and a model already in the local entertainment industry. Sometimes it just makes me wander if he is indeed a fixed winner in this competition.
- Blogs. Some of our Top10 finalist never bothered to blog at all till they were given scolding by our judges. Frank learned blogging all by himself as I did noticed from his layout and expression from his blog. Bravo for doing it yourself. Mark's on the other hand, was clearly a fake blog. No beginner in blogging can do such complicated WP layout as he did. What he said was very brief and merely expressed anything from his point of view. It's a very clear attempt that either he asked/paid someone to do it for him, or the producer has asked someone to fill in his place (in case if he is the fixed winner). Trust the eyes of a professional blogger who makes money from his blog on this.
So what am I trying to accomplish by writing these? Helping a friend in need, telling people the truth about the behind the scene experience and perhaps a constructive criticism for the producer to take note on for improvement in future endeavors.
Now it makes me wonder when will my account be deleted. But at any rate, here's my link to my real blog, where you can find more of my expressions without being risked of deletion due to the fear of information conveying.