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19 August 2016, 11:49
Bit weird, if we're being honest.
Listen up, pals. PewDiePie has a public announcement of sorts. Popular games and commentary YouTuber, Felix Kjellberg, would formally like to request that anyone toying with the idea of coming to his house just...not do that.
In his latest video, Felix reveals that he has lived in six different homes since starting his YouTube career and, in every single one of them, people have just shown up unannounced.
"This may come as a surprise but it's fucking weird. [...] I've even had parents coming over with their kids. I had school classes come outside. Just because you found my address doesn't mean you found an invitation to come over. This should be obvious. "
Let's face it. The death of Christina Grimmie shook the entire YouTube community.
Even though it was totally inappropriate and weird for people to show up to PewDiePie's house before, this very fresh tragedy has given online celebrities pause for thought.
Those of you thinking of dragging up the ol', 'you're a YouTuber, you asked for this' argument should probably think long and hard about that one. "Just because I have an audience doesn't mean I have to be okay with bad behaviour," Kjellberg points out.
The issue doesn't begin and end with PewDiePie. Zoella,too, has had to ask fans to stop showing up at her house. And it's not just "fans" that YouTubers have to watch out for. YouTubers often keep expensive equipment at their homes and an increased threat of break ins loom for famous people with their addresses splashed all over the Internet.
It's really easy to get carried away when you're a fan of something. That's totally understandable. But PewDiePie is right. It's not safe or fun to have random strangers showing up at your home at all hours. So cut it out!