Once again, the "#Outlander" #Shippers are causing problems. It doesn't seem to be enough that these shippers bully young children of other fans. It's not enough that these shippers have doxed countless other fans. It doesn't seem to be enough that they've waged a campaign of terrorism against journalists and celebrities who report that "their stars" (since they're of the belief that the celebrities belong to them, and are not human beings capable of their own thoughts and reasoning) are not dating each other. It's not even enough that "their stars" have vehemently denied being involved with each other, and have asked shippers to stop their insanity.
Their new tactic seems to be taking to outlets, and to social media, and making claims that #Caitriona Balfe's boyfriend is gay.
The stars of 'Outlander' are not dating each other -- get over it
"Outlander" shippers seem to be under the impression that if they consistently harass, stalk, and terrorize the significant others of the actors, these significant others will leave the actors, and then Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe will get together, thus fulfilling their wishes.
Aside from the fact that anyone who is over the age of 12 can tell you that this philosophy is nonsense, the "Outlander" shippers are really playing with fire that could cost them, financially, quite dearly. While libel is a civil tort in the United States, it is a criminal tort in the UK, where Caitriona Balfe and her boyfriend, Tony McGill, are based.
Making claims like this, as Katie Hopkins found out the hard way, can cost you tens of thousands of dollars.
According to The Guardian, Katie Hopkins sent out an ill-advised tweet that accused someone of something that wasn't true (the very definition of defamation), and, as a result, she was ordered to pay 24,000 GBP (or, about $30,000 USD) in restitution for damages.
The behavior of these "Outlander" shippers is absolutely out of control, has no basis in facts or sanity, and is harming other people's lives. At this point, it is the sincere hope of real "Outlander" fans and others who are the unfortunate victims of shipper insanity, that they finally be sued for every dime they've ever made in a U.K. court.