Ellen Feiss.net = Creepy bunch

in General Discussion edited January 2014
She was just a kid in high school suddenly offered a TV spot. An oppertunity like this is rare, but exciting. Ellen probably thought "Cool!" as she was given a chance to be seen around the world, be taken to MacWorld and for a moment, become a familiar face to millions

She probably thought that she might attract some attention from people who recognized her on the street, people in school, etc. But she most likely believed it would blow over after a little while. In a couple months it would be "Ellen, who?"

But sadly, Ellen Feiss' ad has evolved into something of an obsession for some. While a few parodies are nothing to think twice about, it has certainly gone beyond that.

Way, way beyond that.

It was OK when people made funny Photoshops, lame jokes about her sobriety during the filming of the TV spot, but sadly, that is simply not enough for some.

I laughed at the jokes, showed people the doctored images.

I'm not laughing anymore.

And I'm sorry there are so many sick people out there.

I found a link to <a href="http://www.ellenfeiss.net/index.html"; target="_blank">EllenFeiss.net</a> . Funny Photoshops, links to her ad, and those of others. The creepy factor was increased when I saw someone had sent them a scan of her 5th grade school photo. I tried to dismiss that as just some kids in her school having a little fun at her expense. After all, she was "famous" now. Dragging possibly embarassing photos of "famous" people out of the closet is an industry. VH1 even has a show dedicated to it.

So I dismissed it. I thought "Well, that's about as far as they will go."

They went further...

Too damn far, in my opinion.

Ever want to see what Ellen looks like while taking a test in school? No? Well, somebody thought we would all want to. Some sick individual(s) snuck a camera into a class they had with her and <a href="http://www.ellenfeiss.net/images/gallery/ellen.class.jpg"; target="_blank">took this picture</a>

<a href="http://www.ellenfeiss.net/images/gallery/ellen.class.2.jpg"; target="_blank">and this one</a>

<a href="http://www.ellenfeiss.net/index.html"; target="_blank">Ellen Feiss.net</a> has taken parody and casual interest and started on the road to obsession.

I don't like it.

[ 10-04-2002: Message edited by: DoctorGonzo ]</p>


  • Reply 1 of 26
    agreed. hella creepy.
  • Reply 2 of 26
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    So now they're invading her life as a private citizen?! (And she's a minor, so the "public figure" defense doesn't wash.)

    They've definitely crossed a line. If my teenage daughter's picture was being taken secretively like that and plastered all over the net there would be heads rolling. That's nightmare #1 for any parent. Never mind her own reaction.

    I really hope she's got a thick skin and people looking out for her.
  • Reply 3 of 26
    telomartelomar Posts: 1,804member
    Not that I've looked overly much but are you certain the pictures were taken secretively?

    My sympathies to her and especially her family though. I highly doubt they expected all this.
  • Reply 4 of 26
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />

    edit: well, I could add more, but there really isn't much more to say.

    [ 10-05-2002: Message edited by: Defiant ]</p>
  • Reply 5 of 26
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    This really is getting too far.
  • Reply 6 of 26
    Wow, some people have WAY too much time on their hands. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />

    Leave the poor girl alone already! Pick on one of the new guys now - how bout the one with the unibrow? Now THAT'S comedy.
  • Reply 7 of 26
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member

    Those sick f*cks should mind their own business.
  • Reply 8 of 26
    andersanders Posts: 6,523member
    Now we have established that the next question is: How do we take down the site <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 9 of 26
    DoctorGonzo, if you're so disgusted by the whole Ellen Fiess obsession thing, why did you post links to her pictures?
  • Reply 10 of 26
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by Analogue bubblebath:

    <strong>DoctorGonzo, if you're so disgusted by the whole Ellen Fiess obsession thing, why did you post links to her pictures?</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Probably to show examples of what he was talking about...
  • Reply 11 of 26
    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    Damn, that is creepy. Who are these sickos anyway?
  • Reply 12 of 26
    telomartelomar Posts: 1,804member
    Again I'd like to ask how does anyone know she was unaware the pictures were being taken? I'd be surprised if she didn't know. In a confined class room reasonably close distance and she didn't hear the camera? Perhaps it was noisy but that doesn't really look to be the case.

    I certainly can't see it being difficult to track down the culprit if the parents wanted to and harrassment of students would be enough for the school to act. I believe you'd probably find she knew the photos were being taken though.
  • Reply 13 of 26
    Whoa, you mean that the media/internet is invading Ellen Fiess's PERSONAL LIFE? No way! That's NEVER happened before.

    What's next, impeaching a president for something he did in his personal life??!?! <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

    Are people going to start putting up CELEBRITY FAN SITES??? :confused:

    What is this world coming to?!?!?!

    [serious]Yeah, it's not right, but why are you surprised? This sort of thing has been going on for a decade or two. The public has no sense of decency, no respect for privacy.[/serious]
  • Reply 14 of 26
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    We do have a right to be angry about it. I'm not so much shocked as appalled.
  • Reply 15 of 26
    My digital camera is dead silent. I've been using it for candid photos of people ever since I got it.

    The boredom of the students cracks me up.

  • Reply 16 of 26
    [quote]DoctorGonzo, if you're so disgusted by the whole Ellen Fiess obsession thing, why did you post links to her pictures?<hr></blockquote>

    What EmAn said, basically.

    I was trying to make a point about how far this whole thing is going.

    I don't mind parodies and jokes. I enjoy them, actually.

    But photos of her taken in secret during school is unacceptable and is an intrusion on her personal life.
  • Reply 17 of 26
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    Mac users are sad sad people.
  • Reply 18 of 26
    thuh freakthuh freak Posts: 2,664member
    i was very surprised to see the popularity this lil' chick got. it definitely is creepy that she's being watched all the time. but, i am somewhat appeased knowing that its disgusting pc-users who gawk at her and not my mac brethren. the background pics have pictures favoring the right, which on any mac-lovers desktop is blocked by icons (windows and many linux-variants have icons on the left). damn it feels good to be a gangster.
  • Reply 19 of 26
    ziplocziploc Posts: 41member
    [quote]Originally posted by DoctorGonzo:


    What EmAn said, basically.

    I was trying to make a point about how far this whole thing is going.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Dunno....Seems odd to me that someone who is trying to dissuade people from producing such sites would provide not one but two links to the home page as well as links to two similar photos that could have just as easily been described as linked to.

    If you truly want this site taken down and not visited over and over by users here as I think you do. Then you won't mind if I publish the registrant's information for people to send complaints to:


    Brandon Caballero

    2214 Bay Haven Way

    League City, Texas 77573

    United States

    Registered through: Go Daddy Software (http://www.godaddy.com)

    Domain Name: ELLENFEISS.NET

    Created on: 25-Jul-02

    Expires on: 25-Jul-03

    Last Updated on: 25-Jul-02

    Administrative Contact:

    Caballero, Brandon [email protected]


    2214 Bay Haven Way

    League City, Texas 77573

    United States

    (281) 535-0516

    Domain servers in listed order:




    [ 10-07-2002: Message edited by: ziploc ]</p>
  • Reply 20 of 26
    So I guess starting a web site about this <a href="http://www.apple.com/switch/ads/janieporche.html"; target="_blank">chick</a> would be out of the question...
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