3 things Nigerian celebrities can learn from Wyclef’s PR blunder

The preacher’s son is in some deep shit. Someone please call 911.

 

Wyclef

 

Wyclef Jean is most famous for being a singer. Remember that time he was on about Shakira’s hips, or that time he made Africa proud and featured Yossou N’Dour on a track.

He’s also infamous for the seemingly endless accusations of siphoning charity money raised for his disaster-struck home country, Haiti.

But anyway, he went on to have an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit.

These questions happened;

MarkJohnston905 asked:

Hi Wyclef, As a young songwriter myself, I have a question for you. What’s a good fake charity I could start up to rob people of money who really need it? Thanks so much.

 

Elemenocs didn’t care about chill:

Hey Wyclef, I hope you have time to answer this, what with how busy you are answering the other ones but any ways, what’s the first thing you’re going to do when you get to hell?

 

Youreprobablygay wasn’t playing either:

This AMA turned out exactly how I expected. You truly are the scum of the earth and should be in prison or worse. Nonetheless, how do you live with yourself everyday knowing you are a true scumbag?

 

And there was Zebba_Odirnapal.

Hi Wyclef! If you were deported back to Haiti, do you think you would stand a fair trial, or would they just lynch you at the airport?

 

Then pisstones dropped another groundbreaker;

What was a better detriment to Haitian culture? You or the Earthquake?

 

These are just four moderately mean questions of over a thousand, five hundred.

We can safely conclude that this is the biggest PR blunder since u

ncle Jimi’s stunt. You remember uncle Jimi.

 

Jimi-Agbaje-i-not-one-of-them

As always, we searched for all the important lessons Nigerian celebrities can learn from this debacle.

First, the internet never forgets. There’ll always be receipts and proofs of blunder. A meet and greet with the public or an AMA may come with nice names, but it is war. The one important thing you need to win is;

A brilliant PR team. The public perception of you lies with these guys, whether it is the colour of your shit or your opinion on a matter.

Most importantly, don’t steal money meant for people suffering disaster or war, or from anybody for that matter. When the people start to descend on you, they won’t give a fuck about your bad health, your stories that touch, or your cancer.

At this point, you are the cancer that should be chemoed off the face of the Earth.

Be wise.

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