Did you guys watched Mawi and Ekin's akad nikah? It was like any other akad nikah if not for the platform carpeted with white rose petals and dozens of media personnels.
I couldn't say that I agree with the live broadcast of the akad nikah. Personally, I've the impression that akad nikahs should be done in front of a private audience. But hey, if Mawi wants to milk his stardom, who am I to impose my personal beliefs and values?
We have to remember though, not everyone is happy with the live broadcast. For every ten people who likes Mawi, there are ten more who despises him. I just think no matter how famous a person is, he/she will never belong to the public. Even though many famous faces claimed that they belong to the people, we have to be reminded that every man is his own man. In the end, we will be judged as individuals.
I don't buy alasans like 'I belong to the public' or 'I cannot dissapoint my fans'. We all know it means 'I belong to the product I'm endorsing' and 'I want to solidify my star status'.