Harry Potter and the Super Crazy Fans
I used to think that the fanaticism associated with movie actors or characters was a unique feature of South Indian cinema. Every time a new movie of Super Star err Megastar Chiranjeevi releases the newspapers next day carry stories about fans attempting suicide since they could not procure tickets to the movie! But a hardcore Harry Potter fan in the Philippines has proved me wrong.
A fellow blogger on WordPress, Martin Aquino, posted about the girl who committed suicide after reading a fake transcript of the latest book “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows” in which Harry and his friends die in the end. Unable to take the shock she locked herself into her room and later hanged herself to death. My first reaction was of shock and later anger. It’s really sad that these things happen, what’s sadder is that parents tend to ignore all the signs of such actions in their children.