‘Teen Mom 2′: Briana DeJesus Says She’s Being Stalked–’Please Stop’
Reality TV stars are accustomed to sharing the most intimate parts of their lives with the general public, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t boundaries between them and their fans that shouldn’t be crossed.
Briana DeJesus first came into the public eye when she was on 16 and Pregnant back in 2012. She then had a brief stint on the Teen Mom 3 spinoff along with three other girls from 16 and Pregnant. And is now known as a cast member of Teen Mom 2.
However, her relationship with Teen Mom and the network isn’t exactly healthy. In March, she, along with Jenelle Evans, threatened to not film Season 9. Though they quickly rescinded their refusal.
“Kidding guys, I have to go to the reunion cause I’m A PART OF THE CAST you know,” DeJesus wrote on Twitter. “just had to regulate some stuff but everything is all gravy see y’all in [New York City] next week.”
Then in April, DeJesus took to Twitter to take another shot at the network.
“All I am going to say is, this ‘tv show’ I am on means nothing to me…the only thing I care about are both my kids…and if you are willing to put my kids in danger we got some real problems,” she wrote.
Briana DeJesus tells her fans to stop following her
Earlier in July, DeJesus posted on Twitter about the encounters she’s had with fans that she felt crossed a line. She wrote about how being on TV has affected her life, and even led to some cases of stalking.
“Quick rant: I know I’m known. I know I’m on tv and millions watch. I get that but I am a normal person so stalking me in a public place and following me around is not cool,” she wrote. “I know it comes with the territory but I don’t like being followed so please stop.”
“I don’t mind being stopped to take photos and have a quick chat but going the extra mile is weird and it makes me feel uncomfortable,” she added in a second tweet.
The fan response
DeJesus fans quickly tweeted in response to show their support.
“Just because a person is on tv/a public figure, doesn’t give anyone the right to be a creepy stalker. I’m sorry you had to deal with that,” responded one fan.
“No one likes being followed. That’s just creepy and unjust. That DOES NOT come with the territory,” wrote another fan.
“I understand. I’m sorry this happens to you. Please stay safe and hopefully your fans will stop stalking you,” commented another.
“It’s very disrespectful. Smile wave and move on. You should not have to worry about some weird schmuck bothering you or your kids just because you are in the same place as them,” commented another fan.