Posted by Elaine on April 12, 1999 at 07:57:54:
In Reply to: Shock ! posted by Nathalie on April 12, 1999 at 06:51:38:
: I got an e-mail today from SchweigFanClub telling me that I would be a fake ????? I wasn't the only one who got that mail. I'm very surprised to get this kind of message. I even don't know what is going on ???
: I just realize that Eric Schweig Fans Pages open and close all the time. It seems to be like a battle "who is allowed to have a fan page and who not". The same thing with pictures.
: Let me tell you that I think that as long someone is a public person - and Eric is one since he is an actor and an artist - no one can forbid to talk about that person.
: Since I have no fan page and nothing I would appreciate to not receive this kind of message again. First I don't know where this person got my address from and secondly I think that it is bad for the image of any actor to have this kind of situation.
: Fans finally are the client of an actor .... don't forget it !!!
You are absolutely correct! E-mails of that sort should never have been sent to anyone. There has been a lot of ugliness going on in regards to different "Eric groups." It's mind boggling at times but the best thing to do is to ignore. It is insulting to Eric Schweig, as well as his SINCERE fans who never sought to be dragged into feuds. Ignore. That is the only way it will ever stop. To quote another admirer of Eric Schweig; "This too shall pass."
He is, as you point out, a public person & his fans are his clients. People can & will talk about him. That's good. However, it should be remembered that though he is in the public eye, he is still a person. Like every other actor/artist/writer/etc., his privacy does need to be respected. The public can support a person & share their admiration & opinions without offense or crossing the line. There needs to be balance. Every thing in a person's life, no matter who they are, is not automatically fair game. It is the responsibility of everyone to be respectful of others.
I agree, the situation you describe is not good for an actor's image. It is certainly not in HIS interest for such things to go on. However, it is those who partake in it who are responsible for ending it. It is not Eric Schweig's doing that this has occurred. He has NOTHING to do with what has been happening. Nothing. Please don't hold it against him. He honestly appreciates the support so many have shown him.
Thanks for posting, Nathalie.
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