Lately, fans on my Oded Fehr forum have been talking much about how Oded Fehr should have a Twitter account or a Facebook and keep in some contact with his fans. That they “don’t get it” why he doesn’t have either and doesn’t keep in contact with his fans. It’s starting to annoy me and this is my take on the subject which I posted there:
I do get it. There are people who really aren’t interested in social media and that’s okay. You don’t have to be shy or have any particular reason why not be there. It’s okay to just not be interested. I think we/fans/audience are more than a little spoiled these days. Millions of “normal people” and as well as a lot celebrities are on social media for whatever reasons, interacting with their fans etc. – because they truly enjoy it or because it’s good PR – and I think because of it, people are starting to think and want everyoneshould be there and that we/fans/audience should have access to everyone whose famous. People who don’t want it or see no point, are thought as weird. (Yes, I’ve been called weird for not being interested in it and not wanting to be on social media just because “everyone else” is).
The only reason I got on Facebook was the Oded group, and it’s still the only thing I’m interested in there (and it’s also why I didn’t use my real name making an account there – I don’t want Facebook to have any real life information on me). I don’t want Oded to get on Twitter or Facebook if it’s only because his fans or publicist say he should. I’d feel bad about forcing him to post on them, if he himself really isn’t interested. Jeri Ryan, my favorite actress is both on Twitter and Google+ and it’s wonderful but only because she herself wants it, and is active and talks with fans every day. I did have a Twitter account long before she made one, but it wasn’t until she got one that I started to login to Twitter regularly – I still do it only once or twice a week.
What I would love, is to have a reliable and steady source information on his career – what’s he’s doing, what tv series or movie or voice work is he going be doing and when it’s going to air. Doesn’t matter if its himself, or his publicist, a twitter or facebook or website maintained by him or his presentation or whatever. The last several years, seems like it’s we always found out because some other celebrity said he’s gonna be in it, or in some side paragraph in one of those far and apart interviews of his (which aren’t publicised either) or a random google search. I want Oded to do what he’s comfortable with, and if that’s means he’s not going to be on Twitter or Facebook or much PR, that’s OK by me. It’s makes me a little sad, but it’s OK.
Anyway, end of the rant.