Celebrities discuss the dark side of fame

Cole Sprouse's younger fans are not pleased he's dating someone new

Stars Insider

03/09/21 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Hollywood

Everyone has dreamed at least once in their life that they were famous, whether for an incredible talent or for the money and parties. But fame is far from just fortune. While some celebrities can successfully hide themselves from public view, and others might even enjoy it, there are plenty of stars who have spoken passionately about the twisted reality of everyone knowing your name, from the invasions of privacy to the complete inability to function as a normal human being.

Stars with younger fans often encounter problems when they start dating. Young fans romanticize their favorite celebrities to the point of obsession. When they start dating someone, it destroys the fantasy, and both the celebrity and their new partner can face serious backlash. Ex-Disney star Cole Sprouse has recently experienced this. The 'Riverdale' actor has an intense fandom and they didn't respond well when he went public with his new girlfriend, Ari Fournier. He posted a cute picture with Fournier on Instagram and so many of his fans reported the photo for "violence and incitement" that it was removed. He shared the notification from Instagram with the caption "These kids are insane." 

He later posted a photo series with Fournier captioned "Time to p*ss off the 14yos again." At least he has a sense of humor about it! Other celebrities with obsessive young fans, particularly in the K-pop world, try to hide their relationships to avoid angering their fans. 

In this gallery, check out what other celebrities have had to say about the dark side of fame. Click on!

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