The Divalicious will resume next Monday
Now, this is really interesting. The Manila Standard Today announces that the infamous columnist Malu Fernandez is back in their roster or writers. This, after an earlier report that she submitted her resignation letter to two publications — MST and People Asia.
In a recent copy of the Manila Standard Today, a section displays a picture of Malu with the headline — Divalicious will resume next Monday. See picture after the jump.
So, why is she back? What’s the real story about her alleged resignation and comeback?
Here are some possible theories:
- Malu Fernandez does not exist. She’s a figment of a creative imagination. If the US had their Fake Steve Jobs, we also have a Fake Malu Fernandez.
- This is some publicity stunt by Malu, her editor and/or the publication to generate buzz. Google returns 69,200 results and on Yahoo, 94,800. Technorati lists 900 blog posts about her too. That’s a lot of buzz for just two very vapid articles.
- She never really resigned. That page on GeoCities was put up by someone else. She’s still enjoying her fortnight’s celebrity status. Even the really bad guys in the movies and TV are celebrities too.
- She resigned but then Manila Standard wouldn’t let her go. They didn’t find any editorial reason to do so. Besides, people say she has connections, way way up there. If the lack of public response by the publication about this brouhaha is an indication about their official stand, looks like they’re just waiting for the issue to subside then go back to business (as usual).
Your guess is as good as mine. But one thing’s for sure, she’s making a bold statement — no amount of rambling on the blogosphere or by any sector for that matter will pull her down from her position.