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YouTube stars Zoella and Alfie Deyes face backlash after asking for privacy

To what extent should a celebrity forgo their privacy? Is it a different situation for social media stars who have reached the height of fame solely due to attention from the public? YouTube star Zoella may be asking herself this after pleading with fans to respect her privacy.

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Zoella, real name Zoe Sugg, shot to fame with her beauty and fashion YouTube channel and is considered to be one of the U.K.’s top video bloggers. While countless fans are in love with what she does, there are some die-hard followers who allegedly take things a step too far by repeatedly visiting her property — a stunning £1 million mansion in Hove, East Sussex.

Taking to Twitter on Monday Zoella revealed her frustration about people turning up uninvited at her house, which she shares with boyfriend and fellow vlogger Alfie Deyes.

Deyes also expressed his concerns, calling fans’ behaviour “unfair” and advising those arriving at their house to “get a better hobby.”

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The couple probably didn’t anticipate the reaction that they got from some fans, which was far from sympathetic.

Some people even think they deserve the invasion of privacy, saying it comes with the territory.

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The couple have made millions by sharing details of their lives via social media so do they have the right to ask people to stop wanting more of them when they intentionally put themselves out there? Or is there a definite line that some fans are crossing? Because after all it is their own home and it’s one thing taking a selfie with your significant other and another thing entirely having someone take a snap of you through your window while you lounge around in your own house like a slob, is it not?

Do social media stars have the right to ask fans for privacy? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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