Seriously? OMG! WTF? » Sam Heughan reveals he has been bullied by strangers for years
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[ # ] Sam Heughan reveals he has been bullied by strangers for years
April 17th, 2020 under Sam Heughan

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Certain celebrities have a dedicated fan base that will do anything for that celeb. However, some fans take their infatuation to an unhealthy and scary level.

Sam Heughan revealed that he is been dealing with the latter for a while and he can no longer be silent about the abuse. Today, he took to Twitter to let everyone know what he has been going through for six years.

After the past 6 years of constant bullying, harassment, stalking and false narrative I am at a loss, upset, hurt and have to speak out. It’s affecting my life, mental state and is a daily concern. My costars, friends, family, myself, in fact anyone I’m associated with, has been subjected to personal slurs, shaming, abuse, death threats, stalking, sharing of private information and vile, false narrative. I’ve never spoken about it because I believe in humanity and have always hoped these bullies would just go away. I can’t elaborate for ongoing legal reasons but they are professionals: teachers, psychologists, adults who should know better.

Recently, these false claims vary from me manipulating fans, being a closet-homosexual, trying to mislead or exhort fans for money and disregarding Covid advice. I’ve done non of the above. I’m a normal guy and nothing like the characters I play. Most recently, some of you may know I’m currently self isolating in Hawaii. I came here before the travel ban. Non of us knew how bad things would get but as the situation worsened, upon the advice of everyone I trust, I decided to remain in a safe environment. It was a good decision. I’m safe, isolated, putting no one at risk and am not a burden to the locals. Several telling me they are desperate to sell their produce (as hotels and restaurants are now closed). We have not been asked to leave.

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I’m nervous to take 3-5 flights back to the UK, around 20hours on several planes, exposing myself to more danger, to be stuck in a city. This will only increase the risk to others and myself. Recently I was ill for 3 months and am being doubly careful. These bullies have created a false narrative, shared private information and abused my loved ones and I, consistently for the last six years on blogs and SM. I will not entertain it anymore and am blocking anyone that writes anything defamatory or abusive. Sending items or stalking my private accommodation, they have harassed my work colleagues and constantly tried to hack our email and personal accounts. I’m so hurt by this.

As on actor in these times, we feel impotent. We can’t do much but I have tried to use what leverage I have to provide a voice to charities that need it and hopefully a little entertainment or light relief. For those still unhappy I suggest you unfollow. To every fan that has supported me and the work I do, THANK YOU. I’m so grateful, from the bottom of my heart. Stay safe and please be kind to yourself and each other. There’s so much more to concern ourselves with right now. See you around.kx

It truly is a shame that the Outlander star is going through this. Unlike a lot of celebrities, he has been very good to his fans. I have also heard that he is a really nice guy.

Hopefully, now that he has come forward, people will leave him alone. Sadly, they won’t. Heughan should know that his good fans are here for him and we will support him no matter what.


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