In this modern age, the veil between celebrity and fan is very, very thin. It’s easy to interact with your idol just through an Instagram DM or a tweet. Fans feel a closer relationship to the famous people that they look up to. It’s not just actors or musicians, but social media influencers and stars who have made names of themselves.
A lot of the time, these social media influencers do not have the same security measures as A-List celebrities do. Many times, they live in normal apartments or houses in your usual neighborhoods.
Many believe that because social media influencers are so hands-on with their fans, their privacy and livelihoods are at stake. Tons of people have dealt with fans randomly showing upÂ at their own homes.
Youtube star James Charles is the latest victim of fans stalking him outside of his home, and he wasn’t having it.
please stop showing up at my house. i will not hug you, i will not take a photo with you, and i absolutely will not sign your palette. it is extremely disrespectful & makes me feel very unsafe in my own home. respect people’s privacy, it’s really not that hard.
— James Charles (@jamescharles) December 16, 2018
Fans and friends were so appalled to see that James’ sense of security had been rocked.
The fact that you haven't even been in the new house for more than a couple months and people already find it and harass you is so beyond scary and annoying. https://t.co/SrrsatPV1D
— JJ Kelsoðµ (@FairyFagMother) December 17, 2018
Tons of other Youtube stars have had fans show up at their homes unannounced. No one really knows how these addresses get leaked, but it always terrifies the celebrities.
I feel so bad that @jamescharles is dealing with privacy issues with fans that don’t know boundaries. I remember when @Jenna_Marbles was talking about this issue and I get that y’all love and support them but you don’t need to go to THEIR HOUSE because you want to meet them.
— Rilesð (@rileybubbles22) December 16, 2018
Some fans think that the stars owe them their time and feel entitled to be on the stars’ properties, which is a terrifying thought. A lot of the time, the perps are young kids who are being driven and watched by their own parents.
Your a celebrity now, it comes with the job. You might not like it but you made your bed so you lie in it.
— Michael Rand (@karehaqt) December 17, 2018
Obviously, that was not a popular opinion, but some people really do think that!
Lesson is: Respect people’s boundaries!