Sympathy is always bias, appeal to emotion. Comodificating sympathy is common act to support fraud, tax evasion, or any deviant act, by selling dramatic stories. May Allah blessing the soul, anybody who prefer clarity, stand strong, and focus to solving the objective- complex problems, and not buying into any subject, who comodificating public sympathy.
Singular personality with multiple appearance, singular appearance with multiple personalities. Befriend with former, abandon the later. Changing appearance won’t alter personality. Human relation is a perception game, stay alert, no matter how it appears.