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Manipulation and exploitation are two different words. They have clearly separate meanings.
But they are uniquely interconnected. They can be considered the two sides of the same coin.
Sexual exploitation is the worst form of abuse today. It has long-term impacts on the mental and physical health of the victims
If someone has been sexually exploited then the predator must have flirted with and manipulated the victim earlier.
These predators can be termed psychopaths and social pimps. They are simply awesome in taking complete control of their prey.
They are excellent, smart, and polished communicators. These people first study their victims.
Then they chalk out their strategies of hooking and ensnaring. They make use of excellent clothing and body language.
Next, they falsely highlight their own social status to hypnotize and control the victims.
They are excellent speakers who first offer free and sane advice, These people showcase their excellent contacts in the industry.
The new celebrities, who are struggling to reach the stars, are always on tenterhooks. Thus they fall easy prey to these socialites.
Strategies and Tools
Multiple tools and strategies are used by these false socialites to manipulate and ensnare their victims.
Firstly they gather a completes horoscope and life’s up-to-date journey of their victims. The victims are from both sexes.
Their one-point goal is to destroy and bring to rubbles all their dreams and values. This is especially possible while hooking female victims.
Some of the most effective ways of hypnotizing and ensnaring female victims are thus:
- Initially show false indifference. Then win them over with their gait and talk.
- Devaluating and destroying their values, and morality.
- Putting their minor flaws and confusion to shame.
- Gaslighting their character and questioning power.
- Resorting to brainwashing and leading off the track.
- Calling them shameful names to belittle and break their resistance.
- Resorting to false rage and aggression to make them obedient,
Methodology of Targeting
The socialites and predators have a list of those teens, especially girls, who have money, nice faces, and figures.
The second and most important criteria are that the celebs must have an intense desire to conquer the entertainment world.
Thirdly, such socialites, and predators, are chosen, by big production houses. The celebs, mostly girls, know them quite well.
They are usually their co-stars or from the same state or both. As an example, a Gujrati socialite is picked for a ravaging Gujrati teen beauty.
A beautiful girl is earmarked to trap the male stars. They are usually from the film fraternity.
These victim girls are conscious of family traditions, and their roots. The predator thus walks his path with great caution.
The concerned socialite first goes about breaking the shackles of tradition and social values in her.
Henceforth the ensnaring game begins. He gets himself introduced to the girl at some party.
During the first few meetings, he is careful and doesn't show much interest. He keeps a safe distance from her.
But he keeps his willy, loving gaze at her. He remembers to keep his dress style and communications immaculate.
Harassment in Film Industry
Charges of sexual harassment of female celebrities are not new in Bollywood. But they fall on deaf ears.
No matter how much you shout or start a movement like “# Me Too”, it is suppressed by the powerful lobby.
All the bigwigs know it’s a male-dominated industry. where disobedience is a crime and leads to punishment.
This regular, feigned behavior by the A-listers helps notorious and established stars and their kids to flourish and exploit celebs fearlessly.
Once Shakti Kapoor, an established star, was selected as a judge on Zee Music to choose a new female, for their music-video album.
He is known to have inquired about a small-town girl’s virginity.
He even commented that the girl’s body must ooze sex. She should know how to project her sexuality..
Death Due to Exploitation
Flattery and Twisting Truths
The predator twists truths regarding sexuality in the industry. The celebs are told that they must follow set standards and traditions.
The female celebs are made to understand that they have to appear as the fans want to see them.
They are scolded, flattered, and then told that showing the skin is a part and parcel of the film's show. It won't harm their family values.
But they aren’t told that they will be portrayed as an obtainable commodity. Later they must agree to live as a keep of some big star, producer, or director
She has to obediently fulfill the sexual desires of big stars, people of the production houses, and their friends.
Most A-lister male stars molest and force the celebs for sex even during shooting and at private houses later,
Once entrapped by the production houses, through the predators, they lead a false celebs life.
Misuse of Entertainment Media
In the entertainment world or mass media, there is no space for refusal or disobedience.
The trend of exploiting female stars dates back to the 19th-century ballerinas of Paris Opera Ballets.
The ballerinas were expected to perform sexual favors for the male members.
The trend is rampant not even in ‘Hollywood’, but also in the Indian film industry, specifically in Bollywood’.
The socialite predators ultimately cajole female stars into obeying and obliging stars They are made to do hot photoshoots.
They are forced to perform in music videos, in sexy attires. The lyrics in these albums have dual and dishonorable meanings. .
Some are cajoled into shooting their own music albums which later brings disrepute and loss of money.
Others are pushed into modeling and advertising where all the remaining values are steamrolled and destroyed.
Biggies in Exploitation
Thought for Food
It is a fact that strugglers and new celebrities are the targeted victims of this entertainment arena.
But they are determined to achieve the booming star status, though being subjected to negative tactics and nepotism.
Those who taste some success are cornered by production houses. They supply managers to help and guide them. But that aim is notorious.
The best way for outsiders, in this industry, is to keep safe. They must have their thinking caps on.
They must undertake the complete authority to decide about the advancement of their own careers.
Many female stars are well known by the big production houses. So they shouldn’t depend on predators for roles.
A valuable piece of advice for female celebrities. They must analyze their benefits and duties before taking the plunge to conquer the golden city.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2021 Bharat Sharan