Outlander star Sam Heughan lately opened up about being bullied and harassed on social media. His co-star, Caitriona Balfe, shared her help for the actor and slammed on-line trolls for his or her “mean” conduct.
Sam Heughan writes an emotional post about being bullied on-line
In a prolonged post, shared on each Twitter and Instagram, Heughan opened up in regards to the years of harsh and unwarranted criticism he’s confronted from followers on-line. “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,” Heughan wrote in the post. “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.”
The actor additionally talked about that a few of the threats and harassment have compelled him to take authorized motion. “I’ve never spoken about it because I believe in humanity and have always hoped these bullies would just go away,” he wrote. “I can’t elaborate for ongoing legal reasons but they are professionals: teachers, psychologists, adults who should know better.”
Heughan additionally revealed that on-line trolls bully him about his integrity and sexuality, and have lately began harassing him for selecting to self-isolate in Hawaii throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “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,” Heughan added. “I’ve done none [sic] of the above. I’m a normal guy and nothing like the characters I play.”
The Outlander star additionally revealed that individuals have stalked his residences, shared his non-public data, created false narratives about him and his colleagues, and have tried to hack his private accounts. He ended the post with an appreciative message for the followers that help him.
“To every fan that has supported me and the work I do, THANK YOU,” he wrote. “I’m so grateful, from the bottom of my heart. Stay safe and please be kind to yourself and each other.”
Heughan’s ‘Outlander’ co-star Caitriona Balfe defends and helps his sentiments
Soon after Heughan shared his post, Balfe, who performs his spouse Claire on Outlander, retweeted it. She took the chance to point out help for her co-star whereas slamming all of the haters who harass him.
“Sad that Sam has had to come out and say all this,” Balfe wrote in her tweet. “I would have thought mean bitchy behaviour would have been left in the school yard. But unfortunately, a VERY SMALL but very vocal part of this fandom use their energy to write and say awful untrue things.”
In her post, Balfe recommended the web bullies use their vitality for good as a substitute of hate. “Maybe they should harness all that energy to get involved in their local charities,” she added. “And honestly it’s quite simple … If you don’t like us… it’s a big beautiful world out there. Find something you do love and enjoy that. Life, as it’s all too clear right now, is short. Why waste it hating.”