Paolo Bediones’ star dims
When a show-biz personality, say, an actress, is shown on the Internet or MMS (multimedia messaging service sent through cell phones), baring her private parts or having sex with a man or another woman, she gets more popular with the movie-going public.
The more lurid the sex act or the more physically endowed she is, the more people, especially the male of the species, will watch her movies to fantasize on her.
Scandals, especially that of a sexual nature, comes with the territory, as far as celebrities are concerned.
As they say in show business, “bad publicity is public exposure, just like good publicity.”
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A TV news anchor or reporter is in the same category as a movie or TV star since both are in show business.
But a news anchor or reporter is different from a movie or TV actor or actress since the former informs and educates while the latter entertains.
The former keeps the public grounded on the real world; the latter caters to the world of fantasy.
TV5 news anchor and public affairs host Paolo Bediones would have risen (no pun intended) above the occasion after that video on the Internet showing him having sex with a pretty woman, had gone viral.
But Bediones is not a movie or TV star who is given much latitude by the public after being involved in an escapade, especially the sexual kind.
Bediones is a news personality who thrives on credibility.
The public is less forgiving toward TV news personalities who get linked to scandals of any kind.
When he appears on his nightly newscast, Bediones’ viewers will no longer focus on the news reports he delivers as they imagine lurid sex scenes of the TV host.
Viewers also pity his partner who probably didn’t know the video would be uploaded later.
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Girls, be warned about your lover who could be a sex fiend.
No matter your partner’s assertions that your sex act would just be for your own private viewing later, don’t agree to have it recorded.
Even a wife should not agree to her husband’s wish to have their intimacies recorded on video.
She might regret it as there is no assurance that the recording with her partner or husband would not be shown to his friends or, worse, the public.
Sexual intercourse is a very private, even sacred, affair; it should not be messed with by having it recorded.
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Years ago, a beautiful coed of a Catholic university sought the help of “Isumbong Mo kay Tulfo” public service program after she saw her nude photo on the Internet.
She regretted her indiscretion when she agreed earlier to have her private parts filmed on a web camera while they were chatting.
When they broke up, her boyfriend spread her photo to the world, along with her address and cell phone number.
As a result, she got calls from sex fiends from all over the world asking her to become their “friend” online.
“Isumbong” asked the help of the National Bureau of Investigation who would have set up a trap for the former boyfriend, but she later changed her mind about having him arrested as it would create a big scandal.
Again, a reminder to the girls out there: Never, ever agree to have your bedroom activities recorded on video.
If you’re so narcissistic to want to see yourself having sex, check into a motel with mirrors on the wall and on the ceiling.
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