What does Kosovo's popularity with Edona James teach us?
Today, more than ever it is much easier to measure popularity and likability. It is enough to walk for a few minutes on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok to understand that Edona James of "Big Brother Vip Kosova" is very popular in the eyes of the public.
Edona James has no ordinary story. He was born a boy, although he never felt like one. At the age of 16, the fact that she lives outside of Kosovo has made it easier for her to become a girl.
Now, the 35-year-old is transgender. But let's go back to the popularity in the public, which is a surprise for anyone who knows the Albanian mentality. Small countries like Kosovo, somewhat more isolated, more traditional, but also practitioners of religious beliefs find it difficult to accept and no longer admire someone who has chosen not just a homosexual orientation, but to change sex, gender, identity . Edona has managed to win the hearts of the public and the numbers speak for themselves.
Twice the crowd favorite. Breaking the record of clicks on TikTok, more than any other resident, with a whopping 347 million views and the favorite in every online poll. In the eyes of the public, it is seen as a winner. There are some exclusionary comments among all those who write: "Edona the best". "Edona will win" or, "Edona, Big Brother would have no meaning without you".
The liking of a transgender is not good news and should belong only to a certain community. Its popularity is a good signal for society in general.
Based on the comments on the network, Edona is loved for her nature, humor, positivity, authenticity. And this gives us hope that more and more people are appreciating each other for who they are and not for the choices they make. Sexual orientation is ultimately a personal choice. That's it! Edona, with the conveyed image, love without love has made more impact than a thousand parades.