Joined: 11 Mar 2006
|Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:37 am Post subject: Re: WHY KM CHOSE NOT TO REVEAL THE CHARGES AGAINST PIPO!
|kompamagazine wrote: |
|KM is a site that believes in promoting/exposing/praising/criticizing our artists and bands. We also have a forum where our fans speak their minds to their hearts content about many issues that have to do with the business.
Having said that, we also do NOT believe in trying to embarass any of our stars when it comes to SOME/CERTAIN PRIVATE MATTERS. That is just a line that I choose not to cross as a reporter because I really don't think or feel it is necessary.
In regards to Hangout vocalist PIPO's case, once the word had gotten on the streets that he had been arrested, we decided to give him a call to give him the benefit of the doubt in order for him to explain to his fans and other HMI fans what his story was in regars to that. We gave him the option NOT to comment if he did not want to. He told us that it was ok, that he wanted to explain his situation. We obliged.
One of our members (LEODOR) was able to obtain on a public government site the charges that are leveled/pending against the singer. That brought this whole issue up a notch or two.
We still stand behind what we said. We are not in business to embarass anyone. If any of you were to put yourselves in Pipo's shoes, I am sure you would not want this issue made public as well. We brought up the issue, we inquired about it by asking the artist DIRECTLY about it, he commented on it. We stated that the charges seem a bit serious considering Pipo's story, and THAT'S THAT.
There is really NO NEED for us here to post the charges here on the board because it is an embarassing and serious PRIVATE matter. All we can do is for Pipo's sake that everything works out for the best.
We did the same thing before on 5 different occasions when 5 other HMI stars had similar situations where they were incarcerated...we chose not to go with the stories because we did not get the chance to get their take on the matter, and also because they were private matters. In two of those cases, a press release was issued to talk about the different situations. When one of our HMI stars is involved in a serious matter, I don't believe we need to pressure them anymore than what the case is already doing.
Hopefully you guys can respect that decision. KM stands behind it 100% and we do NOT regret the stance that we just took in Pipo's case as well.
Kot moun ki pa rinmin le Boxer dako ak lot poster sou site la....or Boxer agrees too much!!!?
Here's another one for ya chouwa.... 5,4,3,2,1
Patrick - mwen dako ak the above 10000000%!!!! It makes common sense and is practical. It only takes one to put themselves in Pipo's shoes - and your quote will be more clear, if it wasn't already.
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