Vine-turned-YouTube star, David Dobrik, is going to be in need of a removalist very shortly given the amount of shit that some of his fans have put him through.
Today, the viral sensation has been house-shopping with the one-and-only Charlie Puth because fans keep showing up at his house unannounced.
He did check out a $22 million USD house, so there’s a chance he’s really just looking for an upgrade. But, given recent events, we certainly doubt it.
In December last year, Dobrik took to his Instagram stories to vlog about the repeated visit from unwanted visitors that refused to leave. While the stories have been deleted, stans have recorded and re-shared the videos on Twitter.
David Dobrik addressed the matter bluntly, saying ‘I don’t wanna have to move’ before taking to Twitter to say:
It’s not at all shocking but it should be noted that he’s not the only YouTuber that’s being stalked.
In 2018, beauty-guru James Charles asked fans to stop showing up at his address and told them “I will not hug you, I will not take a photo with you…it is extremely disrespectful and makes me feel very unsafe in my own home”. TBH, a fair reaction.
The same goes for contro-YouTuber Logan Paul who told fans to stop showing up at his house unless they want to get into the boxing ring with him.
For some reason, it seems that YouTuber stans think it’s okay to visit these people unannounced. While these YouTubers may flex a virtual reality in which they are constantly happy and interacting with fans, it doesn’t mean they are like this all the time. And it certainly doesn’t warrant you to violate their privacy by googling their home address and showing up.
The bottom line is, if someone hasn’t invited you into their home, don’t show up. It’s that simple. If you have to meet them, please do it the normal way and just pay for a meet-and-greet ticket, it’s better and safer for everyone involved.
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