This is the home of singer Barbara Streisand. In 2003, a photographer took this aerial image to document coastal erosion in California. Streisand wanted to hide this photograph and to remove it online. But her attempt to hide and censor the image had the unintended consequence of publicizing the image more. More people began downloading the said picture.
Since then, it was called the Streisand Effect.
But what has it got to do with Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli?
Basically, their civil wedding yesterday — February 20, 2020 — is a reflection of the Streisand Effect. The more they tried to hide it, the more people wanted to know more.
And the people did know a whole lot more after a police report recently came out, with all the twists and turns of a story usually seen in movie theaters.
Police Colonel Celso Rodriguez, chief of Taguig PNP, confirmed that TV actor Matteo Guidicelli got involved in a physical altercation during their civil wedding in a high-end hotel in Bonifacio Global City last night.
The facts of the incident indicate that at around 11pm, Guidicelli allegedly punched the close-in security of Sarah Geronimo when Sarah’s mother “arrived unexpectedly at the venue” and asked for a moment to talk to her daughter because she was not informed of the said wedding.
It appears Guidicelli believed that the security aide, identified as Jerry Tamara, was the one who informed Sarah’s mother. Tamara, as the complainant, had a medical certificate to support the injury claim.
The couple wanted privacy for their civil wedding but in this day and age of social media and fast information streams, is it still even possible to enjoy privacy, especially for celebrities?
The cat is now out of the bag though. There will be a debate who was right and who was wrong during the fight. It may take a divine intervention to stop this from become a trending topic. And that’s the Streisand Effect, in a nutshell. With the Internet, the more you try to hide it, the more it will attract attention.
Still, we wish all the happiness to Mr. and Mrs. Guidicelli! Love will always beat all odds.
[Entry 288, The SubSelfie Blog]