Legit or Fake?
We all love the idea of having some kind of connection to the celebrities we admire. For many it is a dream come true and certainly comes along with some bragging rights to our friends. But how do we know the difference between real and fake…..or does it matter? As many of you know we started this website to help portray Michael Cera in a positive light for fans free of negativity or criticism towards the actor that is so commonly found on the web from film critics and those who just want to diminish his artistic approach that fans have came to love.
Unfortunately, some will try to impersonate the actor on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. It may be amusing to them, even make them feel important. Heck who wouldn’t want to switch places with someone we admire and respect even for a day? As well intended this may be, or maybe not, one must realize that you can walk a fine line to causing virtual and sometimes real harm toward the person being impersonated. Some even go as far to claim they are in the process of getting their account verified but understand that even that isn’t absolute proof that the account is real. According to Twitter…. “This does not mean we have verified who, exactly, is writing the tweets“.
Further, Twitter’s Verified program is in beta and even they don’t claim that it is completely accurate. The best way to find out if the account is real or not is to go to the celebrity’s official website and see if they have a Twitter, MySpace, or Facebook link from there. The only problem with that is many celebrities choose not to have a website or be social on the web at all. Not having a website or participating on social networking sites doesn’t mean the celebrity is snobby, stuck up, or selfish. Like you they have a right to live their lives in privacy and safety. Others simply don’t have the time. Most celebrities have very busy schedules. For example, a leading actor will spend several weeks preparing for a role in a movie, then several weeks filming (usually away from home), and then months doing appearances and interviews to promote the project. Outside of celebrity status they are normal breathing human beings just like you. If you see them in public please be respectful of their space and understanding if they choose not to interact with you. Everybody needs a break once in a while.
Now its your turn! Tell us what you think. We want to hear from the REAL Michael Cera fans! Please comment below….
~J. Michaelson, Editor