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Kate Beckinsale's 'unsolicited' birthday gift has fans worried for her safety: 'Other people know your address'

Beckinsale celebrated her 47th birthday this July 26 and she was not dressed to receive a random bunny from a stranger at all
Kate Beckinsale (Getty Images)
Kate Beckinsale (Getty Images)

Birthday gifts can not always be pleasant. Nobody would enjoy a slab of brink inside an iPhone box. But for some, unsolicited birthday gifts can end up being an overwhelming experience when the gift in question is a live pet animal dropped outside their door in the scorching heat. Such was actress Kate Beckinsale's experience as she took to Instagram to share her story, begging people not to send her gifts like these purely for the sake of the animal. For others, however, the creepy fact that people, most likely fans, knew her exact address is creepier and more disturbing than her receiving a live bunny from a stranger, or even appearing in a black tube top, mini skirt and thigh highs to receive the gift. 

Beckinsale turned 47 this July 26, but the birthday party video that was posted on her Instagram account arrived two days later, on July 28. "PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE however much someone loves animals please never send an unsolicited pet to someone’s house, especially anonymously and especially on a boiling hot day where it could have been left outside to roast to death," Beckinsale wrote on the caption for a post of three videos, that see her shocked, overwhelmed and uncertain about the adorably strange nature of the gift.." We have found a loving home for Marvel without cats but it was quite a shock and I think pretty unsettling for Marvel too," she clarified, quickly adding: "Appreciate so much the good wishes but please please don’t send anyone an animal as a present or a joke or really at all."

Kate Beckinsale as JAJA Tequila Presents The "Party For No Reason" on January 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

The videos show Beckinsale dressed all in black, looking gorgeous and enviably sexy as ever and some fans wasted no time in pointing how "What a sexy way to dress around a rabbit." For others, however, the gesture was deeply disturbing. "I'm concerned that a fan would abandon a rabbit... And that they know your address!" shared one underneath Beckinsale's recent Instagram post. "Yikes, that is scary. Sending you and Marvel lots of love" wrote another. "So happy it turned out okay. But honestly who delivers animals that werent asked for, super creepy!" pointed out another fan. Summing up all the concern Marvel the bunny was being showered with, another follower wrote: "Seriously, this could have gone south really quick for that poor bunny. They aren’t meant to be outdoors. Not even going to touch on how scary it is that someone knows where you live."

Sure, getting a bunny as a gift is a pleasant surprise, but Beckinsale's shocking encounter proves it's not always fun and games to be a celeb.