Do you see this? Do you see this fucking shit? This is not fucking okay.
First off, the fact that people don’t realize that this is not okay is incomprehensible to me. It’s creepy as hell.
I don’t care how public someone makes their life online. In Alfie and Zoe’s case, Alfie does daily vlog. And Zoe posts pretty regularly. They already do a lot for us in terms of content. They work hard to make us happy. They don’t need this kind of shit.
Youtubers aren’t really considered ‘celebrities’ persay, and don’t have body guards or security, which makes it possible for them to stop on the street when they meet a viewer and do all the meetups they do. Almost any youtuber would be willing to stop real quick at the mall or something if a fan approached them real quick by coincidence. They’ve always been really nice to us, and Alfie and Zoe are no exception to this.
But there’s a line, and going to their house is stepping way past it.
This is their house, their HOME, where they should feel safe and be able to relax. They shouldn’t have to worry about shit like this.
It’s a classic case of treating others the way you would like to be treated.
How would the fans that did this like it if someone showed up at their house and demanded a selfie? I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t be too happy about it.
Youtubers are people, they’re not fictional characters, they’re not superhuman, not gods or whatever. They are people, human beings just like us who happen to share their lives with a large audience.
I guess what I’m trying to say, is that we need to respect them as people. Because they are in no way obligated to continue the youtube lifestyle and if their fans become too much they might stop posting videos and such because they don’t want to deal with it.
As a watcher of both Zoe and Alfie’s videos, I’m 100% ashamed of the part of their fandom that does this.
This has to stop, sooner rather than later.