Isn’t that a bummer?
You meet a big, fancy celebrity and they turn out to be…less than pleasant.
Hey, it happens all the time, but the stories are still pretty interesting.
What celebrity did you meet who was a total jerk?
Here’s how folks on AskReddit responded.
1. Not cool.
We paid hundreds of dollars to go to a fancy event he was participating in. Waited for a long time to just meet him and say hi, he looked at us and walked away.
Was a d**k about it too.”
2. Good and bad.
“My fiancé is a chef at a pretty prominent boutique hotel restaurant in Philly.
He says the two worst guests were Arianna Grande (made not one but two servers cry) and The Rolling Stones.
The best guests were Sylvester Stallone, Pink, Lady Gaga, and Guy Fieri.”
3. Only heard horrible things.
I worshipped him as a teenager, mainly from seeing him in Requiem for a Dream and My So-Called Life and his band.
But he was the most pretentious and arrogant person in real life.
Never meet your heroes.”
“Reggie Jackson. He was a childhood idol of mine.
I got the opportunity to get a photo with him at some booth at a trade show called “Internet World” years ago during the dot com boom. No one was in line to get pictures with him so I walked up to get a photo while he was apparently trying to get the girls in the next booth over to sleep with him..
He acted all bugged that I asked for a photo, even though that is what he was hired for and rolled his eyes.. I guess he thought I cock blocked him by just showing up in line to get a picture. I tossed the picture in the trash once I got it.
Later that day I got a ball signed by Steve Garvey who was super nice. He replaced Reggie Jackson as my hero that night.”
5. Rock God.
“Ace Frehley of KISS.
It was at a rock n roll/TV/movie memorabilia convention in the mid 90s, shortly before the Kiss reunion, and he clearly didn’t wanna be there.
He didn’t talk to fans, didn’t say hi, hell, he didn’t even LOOK at you when you came to his table. He just signed whatever you placed in front of him and then you were hustled away.”
“Bill Cosby, before everything was publicly known.
He came to the restaurant in DC where I was a hostess. I came to get him for his table and he said “did you need a college degree for this job?”
Erm, no, man. Have you never met a server before?”
I worked in a health club in a hotel across the street from a stadium when I was young. She came in, looked at the pool (which was a really decent lap pool) and said, “My bathtub is bigger than this.”.
I replied, “Go back to your bathtub then.”. She wanted me fired instantly. HR told me to go home for 2 days because if they fired everyone she wanted fired, the hotel wouldn’t have any staff.”
8. Big ego.
“Drake was just unprofessional and egotistical when I worked with him both times.
This was before he got big big, first award show type level.
He told me to f**k off directly and I watched his mom calm him down from a tantrum.”
9. Neon Deion.
“Deion Sanders. I interviewed him at an NFL/military event like 8-9 years ago and he was a pr**k the whole time. He threw my lavalier mic on the ground when he was done instead of placing it in my outstretched hand.
I was also active duty military at the time and the event was on a ship.”
10. A letdown.
Met him at a carnival like 12 years ago and he was a complete d**khead. I asked someone who was within proximity if it was indeed Ray Romano, and he hears me ask then turns around and says “oh hey look it’s Ray Romano” with a sarcastic tone and my father said “you don’t have to be rude”.
And his reply was “your kid doesn’t have to talk to f**king strangers either, good job dad” and he walked off just babbling bulls**t to himself. Kinda sh**ty since I spent some years watching his d**n show.”
“Me and my sister saw Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, and Salma Hayek on the street when we were eating lunch.
They were just coming out of a car, about to go into some building next to us. We had no idea why they were together but in retrospect it was definitely because they were filming 30 rock together.
My sister said “OH MY GOD IS THAT TINA FEY??” and Alec Baldwin turned around and went right in her face and said “dont f**king say that, dont speak to us, why would you say something like that? You cant speak to us, not now”.
But it didn’t really end there, he yelled AGAIN at us outside his building, saying “DONT LOOK OVER HERE, TURN AROUND AND EAT YOUR FOOD, F**K OFF”. He sounded genuinely furious at us. Almost like he wanted us to yell back and start something with him. Honestly my sister was on the verge of tears, it was horribly embarrassing.
Everybody knows, now, that Alec Baldwin has a history of screaming at people. But at the time we had no idea. Don’t get me wrong, my sister shouldn’t have yelled at Tina Fey like that, but the way Alec snapped was straight up scary, like he was about to physically hurt her.
Salma Hayek and some other lady who I didn’t recognize came over and apologized to us. She asked if we wanted her to go and get Tina and get her autograph because apparently Tina felt bad too, but we said no.
She then talked to us about the food we were eating, which was mexican food, and we ended up having a brief conversation about NY’s lack of quality mexican food. She was INCREDIBLY charismatic and sweet.”
“Had to work three months on a film with Jim Belushi.
I could sense within the first few minutes of being in his presence on set he was an a**hole. His behavior deteriorated till the end.
He was detested by everyone on the crew including the cast. The movie, “Change of Heart”… went straight to video. Jim Belushi is a d**khead supreme.”
Have you ever met a celeb that really sucked?
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