Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Fan makes fake media pass to be on stage with Chronixx in T&T

How desperate are you to meet your favourite artiste?

Well one young man wanted to meet Jamaican reggae artiste Chronixx so badly, he faked a media pass to be on stage with him on Thursday.

Marcus Abraham took to Twitter where he described how he pulled it off.

Abraham said all of Thursday morning he sat and wondered how he could meet the Jamaican reggae artiste; he said he then came up with a ‘bright idea.’

That idea, the 20-year-old explained was to create a fake media pass.

Abraham said he then showed up to St. George’s College where Chronixx was scheduled to perform on Thursday and told the admin that he was making a youth segment for CNC3 to target the younger demographic.

He claims he was allowed to enter and got his wish to not only meet Chronixx but actually be on stage with him as he greeted students of the St. George’s College.

Abraham also posted videos of himself on stage with the reggae artiste on Twitter, however, they were later removed.

He has been heavily criticized by many, including journalists, one of whom took to social media condemning the action of the young man.

CNC3 reporter Ria Rambally said impersonating a journalist is wrong.

“He misrepresented a company and abused a privilege the 4th estates works hard to obtain. Please don't encourage anyone else to do what he did. What if something had gone horribly wrong?” she posted on Twitter.

 

In his defence, Abraham said he doesn’t regret what he did.

The young man said it wasn’t for the ‘likes’ nor was it for fame.

He noted that there was no monetary gain, but only the joy of meeting someone who he said has helped him through some tough times.

However, he apologised to CNC3, saying no harm was intended.

“I’d like to apologise to CNC3 for what I did. However legal action can’t be taken unless harm to the company in mention was intended,” he tweeted.

Chronixx will perform at the One Heart Caribbean Concert at Skinner’s Park in San Fernando tonight, which will see special performances by Prophet Benjamin, Marlon Asher, Freetown Collective and Walshy Fire of Major Lazer.

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