Spider-Man 2's Mary-Jane Face Model Calls for an End to Unacceptable Behaviour 1
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Stephanie Tyler Jones, Mary-Jane Watson’s face model in Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, has written an impassioned plea on her social media, begging for an end to unwarranted harassment from rabid followers. Writing on Instagram, in a post addressed to ‘Spider-Man fans’, she said she appreciates the “love” for her role – but acknowledged boundaries had been crossed recently.

Explaining that she’s no longer modelling, and instead pursuing a career in skincare, she explained: “Over the weekend, some followers crossed boundaries. One even went to the extent of calling my workplace and leaving multiple voicemails wanting to speak with me and requesting I call back, which is unacceptable and considered stalking.”

She added: “I came into work this morning and immediately felt unsafe and uncomfortable hearing those voicemails. Please respect that I am a human being trying to make a living just like you, and I kindly ask for boundaries to not be crossed. Messages will not be answered [and] I will block you if you make me feel uncomfortable.”

Insomniac Games’ James Stevenson followed up with a statement of support: “I shouldn't have to say this, but don't harass game developers, voice actors, mo-cap performers, or face models (or anyone else). Don't message them directly, and especially don't track down phone numbers or personal information in an attempt to contact them.”

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first instance of fans finding the personal information of people involved with major games, and it probably won’t be the last. Let’s hope the message gets through this time, though, eh?

[source instagram.com, via twitter.com]