Singer Naldo Benny was involved in controversy this Friday (27), after a video went viral in which the singer allegedly charged a fan R$50 to take photos.
After receiving several comments on his social media criticizing him, Naldo spoke out about the video.
“I have never charged to take a photo with anyone or a video. It’s a joke, the video really exists, it’s all over the world. (…) I had already imagined it, but I come here to bring my truth to this controversy,” declared the singer.
“(…) At the time, Strawberry Shortcake (wife) even shouted: ‘take a photo there’. I usually joke with people: “Today is not Saturday, Saturday is R$100 reais, today is R$50 reais”, but it was a joke. The person who made the video knows it’s a joke,” he said.
“Out of pure evil, to gain likes and views, he posted the video, cut it in the moment and let it happen, because right after I said: ‘It’s a joke, bro, are you can take the photo right here, it’s free’. We were coming back from another event, we had a little drink, we were playing with everyone, lots of influencers. And this influencer, I think it’s everything, wants likes and views,” Naldo said.
“And a video with a public person, with expression, will gain a lot of visibility. It made his ego happy, but it’s very bad for me,” he said.
🚨SEVERE: An alleged video of Naldo charging R$50 to take a photo with a fan goes viral on social networks and divides the opinion of Internet users. pic.twitter.com/6q8iSBVS2R
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Naldo later released other videos stating that fans who have followed his music career since the beginning know he wouldn’t do something like that.
“Anyone who’s a real fan knows I’ve never done that. I have years of career, if I did that, it wouldn’t just be this person who would post this video, many other people would be speaking out now saying: ‘He also accused me’ (…) I m “I don’t care about this type of ruling, I even think it’s a joke,” he said.
“So why do we who are artists say it’s wrong when there is a comment that offends us, is it a problem or is it a weakness? It’s f##k for us as artists to have to put up with some kind of stupid comment like that in a prank video, I’ve already read it all, I don’t even want to repeat it,” the singer told about the accusations he receives.