During SFcon, Jensen had about four different security guards assigned to him, and Jared had about the same. One of the attendees asked me why they had so many, and I couldn’t really give him an answer. Later on however, I overheard one security guard telling the man that there have been so many incidents of fans grabbing and groping Jensen that he was about to quit doing conventions altogether.
I just think it’s so sad that some fans can’t control themselves around him– he’s still a person. I would want protection nearby too if rabid people constantly felt it’s their right to grab me however they want.
So, this is just a reminder that if you do really care about Jensen and Jared and Misha, and you want to have the chance to see them up close and hug them and take photos that you can look back on with a smile … then you need to be respectful of them and their personal space. If you’re not, you could ruin these experiences for everyone. And not only that, you could ruin the trust that these wonderful men have in us, and ruin the idea of “family” that this community prides itself on.
Just, please keep that in mind.