YouTuber Bretman Rock is asking fans to respect his privacy as he copes with the loss of his father. The social media star took to Twitter on Thursday, November 21 to address fans who showed up to his dad’s funeral in an attempt to meet and take photos with the influencer.
“Can people just let me bad sad for once?” he wrote. “I’m here in the Philippines for my dad who just passed, don’t come to my house and ask me for pictures… So many people showed up to my dad’s funeral uninvited and started taking pictures of my dad and my family… Like why? It’s common sense.”
“I don’t understand why people think it’s OK to ask me for pictures when my eyes are literally swollen from crying,” he continued. “How [are] you gonna say, ‘Condolences, can we take a picture?'”
Yeah, that is definitely not OK. The 21-year-old shared that his dad was in a coma and in critical condition on November 5.
On November 6, Bretman’s sister, Princes Mae, revealed via Instagram that their dad had unfortunately passed away.
“Papa, you’re in a better place now,” she said. “Thankful for the siblings that you have blessed me with. It breaks my heart you’re so far away but we will all be together soon again. Papa, you will always be forever in my heart. May you rest in love and peace… I love you.”
As fans know, this isn’t the first time that a star has had to beg fans to respect their privacy after suffering a major loss. Back in January, the Dolan Twins warned fans not to attend their dad, Sean‘s funeral.
“If you are a fan of Grayson and I we love you and appreciate you so much. The best way you could support us during this tough time is to NOT show up at our father’s wake or funeral. Thank you guys and please, please, please respect my wish,” Ethan wrote at the time.
His brother echoed his sentiment, adding that the funeral was really for those who were close to their dad and needed to say goodbye.
“We want this ceremony to be an opportunity for the people who had a close connection with my Dad to say goodbye and pay their respects,” Grayson explained. “We appreciate all of our fans so so much. Please respect My father Sean, Ethan, my family, and me send your love through social media only!”
He continued, “Your kind posts about my Dad have been heartwarming. Thank you all. Again, please do not show up to his wake, funeral, or any of his services.”
Our thoughts are with Bretman during this hard time.
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