“I want you to love me for who I am, not for what I am”, Eddy Murphy replied a lover he had spend days, weeks, or perhaps months trying to woo in his evergreen Hollywood movie, Coming to America several years ago to before the advent of the social media. Originality, genuineness and not fake love coded in fake appearances and perceptions was what he was looking for.
Toney Etido (Senior Staff Writer)
Aside the many ills and disadvantages associated with social-media, which includes: the peddling of falsehood and people with ulterior motives hijacking and using the medium to fan trouble with the intention of disrupting the sanity of people’s lives, fakeness is another huge aspect of the challenge that the social media revolution of our age has introduced into the reality of our time. This is so and made possible because human naturally loves good thing and love to look good. And with many artificial enhancers to enhanced people’s look nowadays, we now have all manner of beautiful pictures of everyday ordinary people trying to look extra-ordinary permeating our space, must especially the female folks. As we hide under products that enhances us and its fakeness, we also live with the reality of the revelation of our genuineness one day, as what goes up, must surely come down, and as Bob Marley said in one of his hit tracks, “You can fool some people sometime, but you can’t fool all the people all the time”, meaning every day for the thief, only one day for the owner.