“I saw Ellen at In-N-Out. My mom’s a huge fan, so I wanted to get an autograph for her, but I didn’t have anything for her to sign. All I had was an In-N-Out bag. This is what she said to me: ‘Get away from me. You’re invading my personal space. This is not a charity.’ And then she slammed the car door.”
“I was dating a guy who was a dancer for him at the time, and he took me to a party Justin was at. I was a huge fan, and I worked up the courage to ask for a photo. He grabs my shoulder and goes, ‘We’re not doing that right now.’ I understand. There’s a time and a place. Fast forward, there’s a photo booth at this party, and I’m taking cute pics of myself. He walks up to me and goes, ‘Can you move? I wanna take a picture.’ He was really that rude. I was like, ‘You can wait in line like everyone else.’ This goes on for a while. I’m like, ‘What if I don’t move?’ He’s like, ‘No what ifs. Just move.’ I moved.”
“I met Miley Cyrus at a meet and greet at her concert. Her attitude was up the wazoo. Not friendly.”
Tommy Lee Jones
"I met Tommy Lee Jones at the DFW airport when I was 10. I said, “Hello Agent K!” He said, “F@#k off kid.”
“I met Gwen Stefani at a meet and greet in 1995. I got to the stop just as the session was wrapping up, and she refused an autograph.”
“I saw Addams Family on Broadway. I was a huge fan of Brooke Shields growing up because people always told me I looked like her, and it was a huge compliment. So, after the show, Brooke comes out, and she’s cold to everyone. When she gets to me, I asked to take a picture with her. She goes, ‘I’m not taking a picture with you. You can take a picture of me.’ So I fumbled with my phone for a second, and she goes, ‘Take it. TAKE IT. TAKE IT.’ Looking back, I wish I said, ‘Forget it.’"
“Rachel Ray in a Sephora in SoHo, and she was unpleasant.”
“My friend and I were seat fillers at the VMAs. I got seated next to Nev from Catfish and his wife. His wife was super nice, super sweet. So, the Hadid sisters were behind us. Gigi was sitting on Bella’s lap — she didn’t have a seat. So, Nev points to me and goes, ‘Wanna sit here?’ Basically, signaling to me that I don’t exist, that I’m not in the chair.”
“Let me preface this with it’s totally OK for celebrities to say no to people wanting to take a picture. But it’s not OK to be rude and disrespectful. So, my husband recognized him. I asked him for a picture. He didn’t even acknowledge me; he just looked at his friend and made a face like, ‘I knew this was gonna happen,’ for a long period of time without even acknowledging me yet. He finally looks at me and goes, ‘I’m off.’ I go, ‘Oh, OK! Is that a no?’ He goes, ‘It’s absolutely a no.'”
“I was 16 at the time. I’ve always been a huge fan of Helen Hunt. I went to see her on Broadway in 2003. I waited outside; I wanted her to sign a photo. I had some flowers and a card for her. She walked by me: ‘I don’t take flowers from the outside public.’ Then, she signed the picture. I asked for a hug. (Stupid, I know.) She said, ‘No.’ Then she yelled at me for making her nervous and told me to step back. Her voice echoed. Very rude, very mean.”
“My friend and I were at Saks in NYC in 2006 with our parents. My friend had one celebrity they were obsessed with — Hilary Duff. All of a sudden, we board the elevator and see Hilary. My friend asks for an autograph and/or a hug — just something. Hilary looks at her and goes, ‘Ugh, it’s my day off,’ and walks off the elevator.”
“I met Russell Brand at an airport in Puerto Vallarta this summer. He was with his girlfriend and seemed friendly enough so I went and asked for a photo. He smiled at me, said “Just give me a moment,” stood up, walked around the gate and proceeded to board the plane.”
“As I was leaving my birthday dinner, I ran into Kourtney Kardashian. I waited for her to finish. I told her it’s my birthday and asked for a picture. She stared at me, looked me up and down, and said, ‘Suuuure.’ Before my friend could even take the picture, she was like, ‘Are we done here?'”
Did you think you were an honored guest or something?
Agreed. It's basically your job. He should have gotten up himself.
Let them be and go on with your day as well, they're trying to have it normal, let them.
But let's not forget they are just people. Everybody has problems and can have a bad day. Or after a few hours of signing and pressed for time because they have 5 other appointments be a bit abrupt while not refusing an autograph for example.
Plus, let's not forget that fans can be entitled smegheads too that can blow up a simple encounter where someone was in a hurry or something and blow up the "rude behaviour" story for their social media.