YouTube phenomenon, James Charles, recently took to the microblogging site, Twitter with a plea. “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 and makes me feel very unsafe in my own home. Respect people’s privacy, it’s really not that hard,” he wrote.


The nature of social media and digital interaction is such that it makes certain fans feel that the star really cares about them – that they matter more than any of the million other followers the star has on their Instagram. According to Tubefilter, other YouTubers like Zoe Sugg, Gavin Free, Meg Turney and others have faced such issues – in fact, Free and Turney had to hide in the closet of their Austin home after a crazy fan turned up with a gun. The fan was killed by police.



While certain celebrities like Paris Hilton enjoy a really close relationship with their fans (Hilton Facetimes and DMs her ‘Little Hiltons’), certain others like Charles are understandably disturbed by this breach of privacy.