'Catfish': Tracie Thoms meets obsessed superfan

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'Catfish': Tracie Thoms meets obsessed superfan
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 22: Actress Tracie Thoms attends the 'Gimme Shelter' screening hosted by Roadside Attractions and Day 28 Films with The Cinema Society on January 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 11: Condola Rashad and Tracie Thoms pose backstage at 'Romeo and Juliet' on Broadway at The Richard Rogers Theater on October 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 22: Actress Tracie Thoms attends the after party for the 3rd Annual 24 Hour Plays in Los Angeles presented by Montblanc held at The Shore Hotel on June 22, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Montblanc)
Tracie Thoms attends WordTheatre presents Storytales at Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday, Oct, 6, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Actress Tracie Thoms attends the 'Raze' world premiere during the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival on April 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 02: Actress Tracie Thoms arrives to the Geffen Playhouse's Annual 'Backstage at the Geffen' Gala on May 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Tracie Thoms arrives at the weSPARK's 'Broadway & Beyond' charity benefit held at Alex Theatre on September 26, 2011 in Glendale, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
Actress Tracie Thoms, left, is embraced by actress Rosario Dawson during arrival for the screening of the film "Death Proof," at the 60th International film festival in Cannes, southern France, on Tuesday, May 22, 2007. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
From left, New Zealand actress Zoe Bell, American actress Tracie Thoms, American director Quentin Tarantino, American actress Rosario Dawson arrive for the screening of the film "Death Proof," at the 60th International film festival in Cannes, southern France, on Tuesday, May 22, 2007. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
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Tracie explained that she had an obsessed superfan who created multiple social media accounts to interact with her. That fan then killed off one of the fake accounts she created, and took pictures at a funeral to make it seem that her friend died to garner sympathy from Tracie. Nev and Max eventually had Tracie and her super fan meet to settle the issue.

Superfan Sammie told Tracie that when Tracie responded to her on Twitter it made her feel special, so she created multiple accounts hoping for more responses from the star. She said the reason behind her actions was that she is lonely in her real life and saw Tracie as a big sister, which she never had. As strange as it was, Sammie apologized for her behavior in the end and the issue was settled.

Bustle notes this was one of the only episodes that wasn't romantic and just strange.

Still, fans on Twitter were emotional watching the episode, feeling for Sammie, hoping she will get off the internet and value herself more going forward.
'Catfish': Tracie Thoms meets obsessed superfan
From left, Max Joseph and Nev Schulman from "Catfish: The TV Show" on stage presenting at the 2013 MTV Upfront, on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Beacon Theater in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR MTV - From left, Nev Schulman from "Catfish: The TV Show", Emeli Sande, Philippe Dauman President and CEO Viacom, Max Joseph from "Catfish: The TV Show", Vinny Guadagnino from "The Show With Vinny" arriving at the 2013 MTV Upfront, on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Beacon Theater in New York. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP Images)
From left, Diego Fernandez from Burger King, Nev Schulman from "Catfish: The TV Show", David Jablonowski from Starcom, Philippe Dauman President and CEO Viacom, Max Joseph from "Catfish: The TV Show" arriving at the 2013 MTV Upfront, on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Beacon Theater in New York. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP Images)
In this photo provided by StarPix, from left, Nev Schulman, Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost attend the premiere of "Catfish" Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Dave Allocca, StarPix)
Nev Schulman, from the film "Catfish", poses for a portrait in Los Angeles, Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
WASHINGTON, DC- SEPTEMBER, 21: Nev Schulman gets filmed by (L) Henry Joost and at right his brother, Ariel Schulman--they are jumping for joy over their new film called, 'Catfish.' (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Actors Nev Schulman and Greta Gerwig attend the premiere of 'Catfish' at The Paris Theatre on September 13, 2010 in New York City.
WASHINGTON, DC- SEPTEMBER, 21: Nev Schulman (CENTER) gets filmed by (L) his brother, Ariel Schulman and (R) Henry Joost which is what happened a lot in their new film called, 'Catfish. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Nev Schulman, from the film "Catfish", poses for a portrait in Los Angeles, Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Dec. 1, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - ARIEL SCHULMAN, NEV SCHULMAN, and HENRY JOOST from the film 'Catfish' attend the New York premiere of 'All Good Things' held at the SVA Theater. (Credit Image: © Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Dec. 1, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - ARIEL SCHULMAN, NEV SCHULMAN, and HENRY JOOST from the film 'Catfish' attend the New York premiere of 'All Good Things' held at the SVA Theater. (Credit Image: © Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMAPRESS.com)
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