Nigri posted a stern Tweet on March 21, where she begged invasive fans to stop visiting her home.
“I hate to have to say this,” Nigri began. “I shouldn't have to say this… It is never okay to come to someone's house you follow online.”
I hate to have to say this...I shouldn't have to say this...
It is never okay to come to someone's house you follow online.
Good intentions or not, please please please respect people's privacy. Coming to their homes is NEVER OKAY. FOR ANY REASON.
— JESSICA NIGRI (@OJessicaNigri) March 22, 2019
Nigri went on to ask that fans respect the privacy of internet personalities in light of their online fame, ending her post with a plea in all caps.
“Good intentions or not, please please please respect people's privacy,” she continued. “Coming to their homes is NEVER OKAY. FOR ANY REASON.”
Someone showed up to my job once asking to see me by my cosplay handle. I work as an Emergency Support Meteorologist for the gov’t, so I have a lot of face time w/the public. I’ve never been so freaked out. Had my better half take me back & forth to work for the next 2 months.
— Leaping Lizard :green_heart::lizard: (@OLeapingLizard) March 22, 2019
Nigri’s Tweet prompted an outpouring of support from across the cosplay community, with other personalities in the space recounting their own horror stories of unwelcome fan visitations.
Even the Game Grumps’ Suzy Berhow admitted that fans have shown up to her home, with husband Arin Hanson concurring in a concerning reply.
THIS. Yes, people have shown up at our house. No- it does not make you look like a “cool fun guy”. You are a stalker with no understanding of boundaries. This also goes for sticking notes on people’s windshields trying to figure out which cars are ours at our office. https://t.co/H1OYEfkh78
— :black_heart:Mortemer:black_heart: (@Mort3mer) March 22, 2019
“Yes, people have shown up at our house,” Suzy stated. “No- it does not make you look like a ‘cool fun guy.’ You are a stalker with no understanding of boundaries.”
Even massive YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg created a video about this subject in 2016, claiming that fans continually stalked his home - despite moving many times over the course of his YouTube career.
“I’ve even had parents coming over with their kids,” Kjellberg said of the issue. “...Just because you found my address doesn’t mean you found an invitation for you to come over.”
While it is presumed that Nigri’s post was made in response to such a visitation, she didn’t delve further into the topic (although she appears to be safe and sound, despite the interaction).