It’s not wrong to idolise celebrities, as long as your passion did not turn into an unhealthy obsession. Recently, a teenager in PJ accepted a sad truth when her K-pop scrapbook collection was burnt to ashes by her father.
The incident sparked outrage among Malaysians who mostly agreed that the parents went a little too far just for the sake of teaching her a lesson. Public Health Malaysia also responded to the situation via a Facebook post, where they assured the people that it is perfectly common for teenagers to have idols.
Leaving the comfort zone to find themselves
Public Health Malaysia said that idolisation is not only common but it also marks the phase where teenagers are starting to exhibit their interests to the outside world.
“This is also when they start find their respective identities.”
As a matter of fact, it’s very much like children idolising Marvel superheroes, Ultraman, and Power Rangers. This is when the presence of the parents plays an important role.
Know your children
In the post, Public Health Malaysia also pointed out that adults should carry out their duties as parents by taking an interest in their children’s beloved celebrities or characters. If the characters or the celebrities happen to have “bad habits”, then it is the parent’s duty to always remind the children not to follow in the same footsteps.
“For instance, if your children are fans of Aaron Aziz or Caprice, do remind them about the consequences of vaping.”
One might wonder if reminders are enough and what signs that we should watch out for before the innocent souls are “driven into madness?”
“If they are obsessed to the extent of skipping daily routines, studies and social interactions, that’s when you need to pay more attention.”
In conclusion, Public Health Malaysia assured the people that the teenager who had her collection of K-pop scrapbooks is completely normal as we were once there.
“You were once smiling for your collection of Backstreet Boys, N Sync and Linkin Park too.”
We truly wish the teenager who lost her K-pop collection is doing okay. Do you agree with Public Health Malaysia’s take on this matter?
Tun M Hopes That Proton Produces Its Own Electric Vehicle in The Future For Better Climate in The City
Yesterday morning (December 9), Tun Dr. Mahathir was presented with “Polestar 2” – an Electric Vehicle (EV) which was done...
M’sian Studying in Taiwan Detained For Working as a Masseur Providing “Special Massages”
Going overseas to study is not an easy thing as it can get very expensive and one would need to...
Annuar Musa Fired From UMNO Along With 2 Other UMNO Leaders
UMNO has confirmed that Ketereh Division UMNO Head, Tan Sri Annuar Musa, is among the 3 grassroots leaders who were...
S’porean Vehicle Being Hunted by Police For Refusing to Give Way to Ambulance & Getting Into a Collision
The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is looking for more information in regards to an incident involving a vehicle with a...
Tourism Minister Tiong King Sing Confirms That Arts & Culture Will Remain Under His Ministry
The Cabinet announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was met with shock by some of the appointments that were...
Transport Minister Reveals That Kelana Jaya LRT Line Disruptions Can be Expected Until Q3 of 2023
Just a few days into his job, transport Minister Anthony Loke had gone to take the LRT during rush hour...
“Biggest electoral fraud” – Muhyiddin Says PH, BN Lied in GE15 & Rakyat is Not Amused With Them
Nearly 3 weeks after GE15, the opposition – Perikatan Nasional (PN) has pointed out what they don’t like about the...
“We’ll help” – PAS Challenges Gov’t to BAN Gambling Centers in States Controlled by BN & PH
Just recently, Prime Minister Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who is also the Minister of Finance reduced the 4D Special Draw...
Lifestyle24 hours ago
How to Stop Struggling With Musty Odour & Mold Growth in Poorly Ventilated Rooms
Social Stories7 hours ago
M’sians Want More of Ahmad Maslan’s Fried Rice Recipes After He Was Named Deputy Finance Minister
Videos23 hours ago
Malaysians Try Pokémon Violet For The First Time
Social Stories7 hours ago
Restaurant Chain in SG is Offering Triple Pay to Those Willing to Work During CNY, Up to RM117 Per Hour!