Fame is a fickle mistress.
Public figures have always enjoyed the luxuries of celebrity, while at the same time struggling with the many downsides of life in the public eye.
And the situation is even more complex for reality stars, who must, by nature, share the most intimate details of their personal lives.
And of course, social media breaks down the walls of privacy even further, leading many reality stars to feel uncomfortably exposed.
One such star is Briana DeJesus, who took to Instagram this week to plea for a bit of compassion from Teen Mom 2 fans.
Take a look:
Briana has been through a lot since she was unexpectedly added to the cast of Teen Mom back in 2017.
And like her co-stars, Briana has taken quite a bit of flak on social media from fans who don't agree with her behavior.
These days, Briana's feud with Kailyn Lowry seems to be mostly squashed, but during its high point, Bri took a lot of criticism from Kail supporters.
A Brief Romance
Viewers also took issue with Bri's romance with Javi Marroquin, as many felt that she was using Javi to get back at his ex-wife, Kailyn Lowry.
Falling on Deaf Ears
Bri insists that wasn't the case, but her harshest critics have no interest in hearing her side of the story.
Times Have Changed
These days, Bri is in a committed relationship with a man named Johnny.
While Johnny has made several appearances on Bri's social media pages, she's mostly kept news of the relationship to herself.
It's not currently known if Johnny will appear on the upcoming season of Teen Mom 2, but Bri recently took to Instagram to warn her fans about some serious drama up ahead.
A Little Understanding
She also implored viewers to be compassionate, which led many to the conclusion that Bri might not be on her best behavior this season.
Briana began by revealing that she's harboring a fair bit of anxiety about the show's upcoming season.
Love and Support
Clearly, Bri is grateful for her fans -- but it seems she'd also like her haters to be just a bit more compassionate.
Bri also revealed that she disables comments on her Instagram page for the sake of her own sanity.
Not a Bad Idea
That's probably for the best, as TM2 fans can be pretty brutal when sharing their thoughts in the comments section.
Bri goes on to imply that she's struggling -- informing fans that fame "isn't all it's cracked up to be."
Let the Speculation Begin!
Ironically, Bri's posts have only attracted more scrutiny, with many wondering what she might be hinting at.
Frankly, we have no idea, but if Bri is concerned about her public image, we know one way she can begin to improve it ...
Lose the Dead Weight
Ending her friendship with Jenelle Evans would do wonders for Bri's reputation.
In recent months, Jenelle has revealed herself to be even more of a bigot, bully, liar, and abuser than previously thought.
A Good Move
Bri is looking to protect both her mental health and her public image these days. Cutting ties with Jenelle would do wonders for both.