I love our generation. We have learned to monopolize on things older generations would have never thought of.
As of late, becoming a social media influencer has been the holy grail for hundreds of young adults around the world. YouTube, Instagram, Vine, and other apps have made everyday people a celebrity within months. All it takes is some good content and a strong following, and next thing you know, you're getting paid to entertain from the comfort of your own home.
But what happens when your home becomes uncomfortable to work from?
What we as viewers often forget is that these are still regular people, and the trials and tribulations of life don't somehow just skip over them because they choose to share their lives with us.
I wouldn't say I'm a consistent YouTube watcher, but I have my few people that I enjoy watching. Recently, I have noticed a lot of them have either stopped posting as much or restrain from posting intimate content because of the harassment, negative comments, rumors, and for some, invasion of privacy they are now facing.
In the last week, I have seen two cases where influencers have been forced to change homes because they haven't felt safe or feel a loss of privacy due to fans or non-fans. For example, family YouTuber Austin McBroom and his family (known on YouTube as "The Ace Family") have moved at least three times and still struggle with security issues.
This is a serious issue by itself. But when you add in the fact that these people have young children in their homes, it becomes a larger issue.
I understand that most of the people are fans and just want to take pictures and show support, but there is a time and place for everything.
A person's home is not the place.
At the end of the day, they could choose to call the police on you, but they don't. If you love these influencers so much, you would leave them alone and learn to love them from a distance. After all, they are not required to entertain you.