When you are on social media, you are putting your life up for others to see. For most people, we generally do not think anyone outside of our small circle of friends and family will see our content. For celebrities however, millions of people are watching. Celebrity status can be nice and all, but there are times it can get them into trouble.
A few months ago, actress Vanessa Hudgens was accused of defacing protected rocks in Arizona by carving her name into them. This was a misdemeanor crime, which she recently paid off the $1,000 fine. For someone like her, that is chump change.
Authorities acknowledged that most people deface these rocks and get away with it, but in Hudgens’ case, it was easier to find out she was the culprit because of her celebrity status. Her Instagram followers notified the media, which attracted police attention. The rest is history, as they say.
Vandalizing national parks on U.S. Forest Service land is a crime. Posting certain things on social media can be incriminating. People are watching, be wary of that.