Boundaries Broken: Actress and Model Behind Spider-Man’s Mary Jane Speaks Out Against Fan Harassment

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Actress and model Stephanie Tyler Jones, known for her portrayal of Mary Jane Watson in Insomniac’s popular video game “Spider-Man,” has recently addressed some troubling encounters with fans. Taking to Instagram, Jones revealed that certain followers had overstepped boundaries by leaving her multiple voicemails at her workplace and insisting on speaking to her. Disturbed by these incidents, Jones equated them to stalking and urged “Spider-Man” fans to respect her privacy moving forward.

In her Instagram post, Jones expressed gratitude for the love and positive response she has received for her role as MJ in the “Spider-Man” games. However, she made it clear that she is no longer actively pursuing acting or modeling. Furthermore, she emphasized that her skincare page is not intended for fans of the game, stressing that she felt unsafe and uncomfortable upon listening to the voicemails she received that morning. Jones ended her statement by kindly requesting fans not to cross boundaries and warning that she would block anyone who made her feel uncomfortable. She even gave them the option to unfollow her if they found her decision disappointing.

James Stevenson, community director at Insomniac Games, the developer of “Spider-Man,” also weighed in on the issue. Through social media, he emphasized the importance of not harassing game developers, voice actors, motion capture performers, or face models, urging fans not to message them directly or attempt to track down their personal information.

Mary Jane Watson’s character in the “Spider-Man” franchise has long been a target of fan frustration. The inclusion of divisive side missions in the first game fueled some of this backlash. Additionally, criticism has been directed toward the character’s physical appearance, with detractors comparing her to her comic book counterpart, who is portrayed as a busty supermodel.

In conclusion, Stephanie Tyler Jones has spoken out about the crossing of boundaries by fans of the “Spider-Man” game, urging them to respect her personal space. James Stevenson, the community director at Insomniac Games, reminded fans not to harass individuals associated with the game. “Spider-Man 2” is now available for purchase worldwide.

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