These fans went TOO far!
When you watch a television show for as long as Teen Mom has been airing, it’s only natural to form some serious attachments to the stars. Unlike fictional television shows though, the Moms aren’t actresses playing certain characters. The girls are real people with real lives.
For some viewers, it can be easy to forget this truth.
All of the Teen Mom stars have had their run-ins with haters and fans alike on social media throughout their time on the show, but Chelsea Houska is experiencing something entirely new. Her situation could be potentially dangerous.
Fans often dehumanize celebrities, violating their space, forgetting that they have feelings and lives outside of their stardom. It’s one thing to see a Teen Mom celeb, or any celebrity, in public and ask for a picture, autograph, or even to try to chat. Anything much further from that though can be a serious violation of personal boundaries. Even though many fans send their love through social media, sometimes fans have been known to cross the line into a territory that feels very much like stalking.
Which brings us to Chelsea’s recent safety scare… Because of her adorable family and sweet relationship with Cole, Chelsea Houska is a popular cast member. So popular, in fact, that when these fans decided they really wanted to see Chelsea, they took it way too far…
“I love you guys and appreciate the support and love u have for my fam,” the mom-of-two wrote, “but pleease don’t come to our home..it makes us really uncomfortable.”
(Yes, someone actually tried this.)
It’s not the first time that Chelsea has had similar boundary breaches from fans. She tweeted about another time things got completely out of hand, saying, “When I was pregnant with Watson I had someone come to my door. I answered thinking it was UPS or FedEx w a package.”
“They proceeded to touch my pregnant belly and ask me personal questions about my life,” she wrote. “Unfortunately it’s been happening enough lately where I just felt like I had to say something.”
Kailyn Lowry replied to her tweet, saying, “Thank you for tweeting this!!!!! Agreed.”
Catelynn Lowell shared that she’d had similar experiences, writing, “It has also happened to [Tyler] and I and you are correct it feels so uncomfortable…”
Even though some fans obviously thought this was okay, viewers sounded off on Reddit about how much this crossed a line. “That is so unsettling to hear,” said user saraaah_94. They continued:
“I totally appreciate that she chooses to share her life on camera but that’s such a violation of privacy. I would be super creeped out. Especially when my little ones are present, imagine if Aubree was playing outside? I know the Kardashian’s had similar issues, so they now pay for like a house to show the outside of (so the shots of the Jenner house is not the actual Jenner house although the interior is).”
User cheerylittlebottom84 agreed:
“It amazes me how many people think this sort of behaviour is totally okay. It’s as if they believe that if somebody is on TV or YouTube or whatever they’ve given up all rights to privacy and it’s perfectly acceptable to turn up on their doorstep. I don’t think these folk see famous people as ‘real.’”
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