What’s the best way to piss off your fans? Just tell them you don’t want to travel to their country to meet them! LOLZ. Caitlin Stasey, star of the CW series REIGN took to Twitter yesterday to publicly announce that, although grateful for their support, she has no plans to visit Brazil (or meet any “strangers” for that matter). Oh man, I thought flying across the world to kiss someone you don’t knows ass is Stasey’s favorite pastime… no? Okay. My bad.

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Stasey handled the “crazies” in a comical way, exchanging twitter banter with cohort Lucas Neff, star of RAISING HOPE, the critically acclaimed comedy on FOX. The duo was quite hilarious in debunking the fans uncalled for allegations. I watched as the madness unraveled, accusations flying, people outraged and in disbelief that their beloved Caitlin would do such a horrible thing to them. Sounds a bit melodramatic, no? Not to say stones weren’t thrown in both directions, Stasey poked fun at their “broken english” as they continued to send her a steady flow of insults. I mean, she has a point, though… if you’re going to talk shit— at least say it in a language she can understand. Or what’s the point?

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Overall I was flabbergasted at the response from her followers. I observed in real time, people who once claimed to be among the stars biggest supporters lunge death threats (and other vulgar things) at her via the social media site. Cyber-bullies much? This morning an unwavering Stasey took to Twitter again to post a novella sized message to her passionate (and clearly psychotic) followers.

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“Sadly, as is the way with modern media, people often feel as though they ‘know you’ ‘own you’ that you as an artist ‘owe them’ for the opportunity to do things publicly. This fallacy leads to entitlement, as a sense that you as the audience deserve someone’s time and that they, the artist, owe you their career,” Stasey boldly writes. “But here’s a wild accusation, you don’t know me and I don’t owe you…”

She then added, “apologies, but I’m not going to seek out the company of strangers I’ve never met who occasionally communicate with me in 125 characters or less.” Well, Caitlin, to be accurate… it’s actually 140 characters, but we’ll let that one slide.

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Who is Caitlin Stasey? Is she an ungrateful Hollywood starlet who needs a leash and a muzzle? No, she’s a connoisseur of comedy, a speak-your-mind, all for one, and one for Caitlin, kinda girl! As it should be. She’s merely expressed what I would imagine many other actors, or public figures feel, but are too timid to say.

She’s right, ya know… we, as fans do not know her personally– we know what the media tells us, tidbits from Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, that weird kid who lives down the street. It’s selfish and presumptuous that we demand someone we don’t even know, not really, to be at our beck and call. The Internet is a complicated place, a place where the lines are blurred and people have no real boundaries. If social media didn’t exist and you approached her ‘in real life’, demanding she spend time with you just because you saw her in the Deli line two weeks ago from yesterday, people would think you were nuts!

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Actors are real people, just because they are famous doesn’t mean we have the right to say mean words, demand they pay attention to us, or that they owe us in any way. They have feelings, just like you and me, and this situation is uncomfortable, and unnecessary to say the least. Let’s all just appreciate Stasey’s work, have an admiration for the woman… but leave it at that.

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She concludes with this statement, “thanks and if you want to reach me, I’ll be yelling at my favorite public servant to hang out with me.” I see what you did there girl, and I commend you for being clever, straight forward, and a total publicity rebel. Viva La Tweet-Ya-Mind! Now, let’s go be pissed off about something truly atrocious… like, allergies and babies in headbands…


 

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What are your thoughts: Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Did Caitlin go too far? Did the fans have a right to be upset… is Nickel Back a worthy contender for gluten? Have at it in the comment section! 

 

McKenzie Morrell
Currently working at a Literary Publicity Firm as a tech nerd and Producer. A college grad with a B.S. in Journalism, who loves covering the Entertainment world. I recently worked at World Wrestling Entertainment as the Intern Online Content Editor, NBC Universal for both The Steve Wilkos and The Jerry Springer Show, and at Red 7 Media where I created content both online and in print for the company's various publications. In my spare time, I enjoy watching and reviewing my favorite T.V. shows, as well as interviewing some of my favorite celebs in the industry. I'm sarcastic, opinionated, and thrive off of technology and social media.
  • USA Pride

    Brazilians = monkeys

    They were sending sexual messages to Reign’s cast, what a shitty country.

    • McKenzie

      There is no need for rude comments about a certain group of people from a particular country. There are many people in America who lunge the same vulgar things at celebrities and it’s unfair to start throwing names around at people.

    • Dan

      you = asshole.
      just by your nickname it’s notorious you’re a american monkey, doing whatever your shitty government tells you to, you little doggy.

      poor you, slaved by a shitty country as USA , destroying everyone else, burried in hatred crimes. i pitty you.

      • Paige

        You’re doing the exact same thing as him now. Just because he’s an asshole American doesn’t me we all are, or that the USA is a shitty country. I’m pretty sure it’s just this person.

      • Paige

        mean*

    • Alexi

      Every nation has its own crazy fans.

  • Brazilian girl

    Brazilians=monkyes
    Well…I’m from Brazil and I’m not a monkey so how could you say that?I Never send any kind of sexual message for anybody so I think you should shut up!!Caitlin said a lot of things on her Twitter and I guess that in some points she is completely wrong and I fell realy disapointed to see that some americans think that bad things about the brazilias

    • McKenzie

      I would like to state for the record that this article was never intended to alienate Brazil or Brazilians. I have many friends from this country and I do not think they are terrible people or “monkeys” for that matter. I think that for the sake of this argument by default the topic of visiting Brazil was why Caitlin spoke out. I’m sure there are many other fans from different countries who toe the line and exhibit misconduct on the internet. Including Americans! I don’t think bad things of Brazilians, just fans who don’t know where to draw the line and remain respectful to celebrities.

  • Tee Tee

    First of all, I would say that calling celebrities names and generally being a piece of ish to them is messed because we all understand they are human and thy have feelings and no one deserves to treated like they are just because they are on TV. With all that said…

    Hahaha what?? since when did a celebrity’s career not depend on his/her fans? If nobody watched your show, reality mess, or bought your music…you wouldn’t have a career so on that end yes, you do owe your career to your fans. And also as a lady who had to learn English and knowing how difficult it is to master a language that is completely different from my mother tongue I would not appreciate someone making fun of it. I mean shiiit at least i got a couple of languages under my belt what can you say about yourself sweetie?

    That is all…

    • Arghhhh

      Her career doesn’t depend on fans like you and the four others who liked your post. It depends on us who support her and stay with her despite everything because we admire her acting skills, not just that she notices us like you, the attention hungry person you are. She has fans who don’t feel like we rule the world because we pay them and you are surely not that.

  • Alexi

    I think she’s really gorgeous, so, if she wasn’t famous and I wasn’t shy, I think I’d try to get to know her and then ask (the key word, not demand) her for a date 🙂
    Besides being a beautiful woman, thanks to her answers to those crazy fans, we got to know how ironic and clever she is. That is awesome.

    Anyway, some fans are really, really crazy. Asking her to meet them in person, really? and then what? they want her to marry them?
    I’m a fan of hers since Sleepover Club’s time, and while it be a dream came true to take a pic with her and get a signing, demand her to go out with me just because I watch her shows, would be wrong.
    Marie Avgeropoulos of the series ‘The 100’ is another actress I find really beautiful, but it’s the same thing. Fans can’t and shouldn’t demand her to meet them.

    The series is already renewed but lately it got ratings that are a little bit low, so I hope they rise before the season finale and then on october, because I don’t want Reign to follow the road of Beauty and The Beast (which fell hard and probably will be cancelled).

  • dante

    im brazilian and I love her ;;