I read with amusement, this brewing saga between a girl name Yuki Ng and a blogger call Zoe Raymond. Yuki created a Facebook page alleging that Zoe was the third party who broke up the relationship between she and her fiance, Alvin Yang, causing them to call off their marriage.
I do not know any of the parties involved and frankly, it is none of my business.
However, I cannot help but compare the saga to Palmer-gate as this saga surfaced about a week after.
Michael Palmer, his wife and his adultery partner, Laura Ong all had it hard, facing intense scrutiny from the public and the media.
Zoe Raymond is not a famous person in Singapore. I do not know of her existence until this saga. Nonetheless, she is a blogger with some level of fame, having done some advertorials here and there and modelled for many blogshops.
It is scary how she is now being hounded, stalked and abused online because of this saga. Some of these people do not even know her or Yuki or even the guy Alvin.
I think Zoe is vigorously deleting negative comments from her blog, facebook and other open social media channels, but her haters are just as adamant See these screen grabs I got from her Facebook:
Scary isn’t it?
Even the brand of toothpaste she used or the restaurant she visited are not spared.
Having a very public online profile is a scary thing.
Thinking about being a famous blogger like Xiaxue? Make sure you do not too much dirt in your closet first.
There is a saving grace though.
That is if you are able to stand up to fight back against your haters (something which Xiaxue is very good at) or simply just ignore them totally, letting time wash everything away.
Zoe did not delete any of her social media accounts, which goes to show she probably has the tenacity to survive this saga by ignoring everything.
To the haters, the sad thing is, the more you attack and bring attention to Zoe, the more web traffic she will get and the more famous she will become as a blogger. A year or two down the road, people will forget about this saga, but her web traffic stays.
Ironic isn’t it?