In my Facebook news feed, an article published by GQ a few days ago. I think it might be for what is called the September issue, though it is not yet September. The article was about Christopher Knight, the North Pond Hermit. After seeing the article, I looked for other articles about him. Some were not so sympathetic. Some called his living conditions "squalid."
They say things like that to make it sound shocking, because if they make it sound shocking, they make more money.
He never wanted to be a media sensation. A very private person has his life put on display for the profit of the media. It's obscene.