‘Outlander’ Star Sam Heughan Just Got Real About Bullying in a Heartbreaking Post

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Outlander star Sam Heughan has had sufficient of on-line bullying and harassment. Taking to Instagram, Heughan shared a prolonged post to deal with “six years of constant bullying, harassment, stalking, and false narrative” in what is perhaps his most surprising revelation so far. The assertion comes after Heughan was closely criticized for staying in Hawaii amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sam Heughan of ‘Outlander’ | Michael Kovac/Getty Images for STARZ

Heughan takes warmth for Hawaii journey

With many of the world below lockdown as a result of pandemic, Sam Heughan
has been sheltering in place in Hawaii. The actor flew to the island proper
earlier than journey bans had been put in place.

Since the beginning of the quarantine, the Outlander star has been sharing work-out challenges on social media as a part of his initiative, My Peak Challenge. Heughan hopes that his movies will deliver some “levity” to individuals caught at residence and inspire them to remain in form.

“The smartest thing we are able to do is to attempt assist in no matter manner we
can, whether or not it’s to deliver some levity or provoke individuals to remain wholesome and
match,” he shared. “We wished to do one thing to assist. This was a
easy manner for us to hopefully deliver somewhat lightness to individuals as they keep
indoors.

Sam Heughan has additionally been selling the present season of Outlander. This consists of sharing his ideas on latest developments on the present, together with the demise of Jamie’s godfather, Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix).

During a Q&A session on social media, some disgruntled followers
criticized Heughan for flying to Hawaii to spend the quarantine. The viewers
thought Heughan ought to have remained in place as a substitute of placing extra pressure on
the locals in Hawaii.

Although most of Heughan’s posts have been optimistic, he not too long ago
shared an emotional assertion that focused those that have bullied and harassed
him over the previous six years.

Sam Heughan slams bullying

In his scathing post, Heughan revealed that individuals have accused
him of “manipulating fans, being a closet-homosexual,” and
“disregarding” recommendation from healthcare professionals in regards to the
pandemic.

“I’m protected, remoted, placing nobody in danger and am not a
burden to the locals,” he famous.

The actor added that individuals have despatched him demise threats, shared
his private data, and stalked him. With all the things that has occurred to
him, Heughan admitted that he’s “upset” and “hurt” and
felt a must open up.

“It’s affecting my life, psychological state and is a day by day concern
… I’ve by no means spoken about it as a result of I imagine in humanity and all the time
hoped these bullies would simply go away,” he added.

Sam Heughan couldn’t elaborate extra on what he has handled through the years attributable to authorized points. He additionally hinted that a few of the individuals who have bullied him embody lecturers and psychologists “who should know better.”

Fans have been very supportive of Heughan in gentle of his plight.
Taking to social media, his loyal followers created the hashtag #WeStandWithSam
and have shared type phrases of help.

What about these romance rumors?

One of the various rumors that Heughan has fought through the years surrounds his relationship along with his Outlander co-star Caitriona Balfe. The two play romantic pursuits on the present and followers have wished them to get collectively in actual life ever they appeared on-screen collectively.

Sam Heughan and Balfe have shut down the romance rumors on extra
than one event. Back in 2016, as an illustration, Balfe informed Entertainment
Weekly
that she is bored with the rumors and guaranteed followers that they
are nothing greater than mates.

“Honestly I’m tired of that conversation,” Balfe said. “This is fantasy. This is our job. We are very different in our private life. We are best friends. From the moment we met, we got along. Sam is one of the most generous people you’ll ever meet. Such a great guy, no ego involved.”

Balfe is at present engaged to Tony McGill. Heughan, in the meantime,
has been linked to a number of ladies through the years, together with MacKenzie Mauzy and
Amy Shiels.

What’s forward for Sam Heughan on ‘Outlander’?

Circling again to Outlander, Heughan’s Jamie Fraser has skilled a tough season up to now. Following Murtagh’s tragic demise, Jamie has needed to cope with Roger (Richard Rankin) affected by PTSD after nearly getting hung.

He additionally was compelled to go well with up as a Redcoat and struggle within the
Battle of Alamance, one thing Outlander followers by no means thought they might
see.

The upcoming episode of Outlander will give Jamie and
Roger extra time to bond when the 2 enterprise out on a looking rip on Fraser’s
Ridge. But given how the season has unfolded up to now, we now have our fingers
crossed that nothing unhealthy occurs throughout the expedition.

Fans can watch Sam Heughan in motion when new episodes of Outlander air Sunday nights on Starz.

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