When you meet a celebrity whose work you enjoy, you always hope the interaction is pleasant. However, that's not always the case. A couple of threads on Reddit (like this one and this one) asked people to tell their worst encounters with celebs.
One anonymous Reddit user said, "(Dustin Diamond) moderated a student film festival at a college I visited. Went ballistic whenever anyone mentioned (Saved By The Bell), and the proceeded to hawk signed head shots and demand money for photos with him. Angry, angry manchild."
Eleanorepigby said, "Tim Allen He stayed at a resort I worked at. He made one of the waitresses cry while dining in the restaurant. The other diners were laughing while he kept making fun of her...(and) he tipped like crap."
So it looks like Tim could use some improvement on more than just his home.
Verisimilitubes wrote, "Michael Phelps and about 12 of his friends crashed my friends wedding in Denver. The groom and the rest of the wedding party, including myself, had to kick him out as he was drunk...he assumed that he was to be allowed to stay and drink at the open bar."
It seems as if swimming isn't the only think Michael Phelps can do like a fish.
Stykx said, " I was working on a PC at a very posh hotel in Dallas, TX. I was told to stop what I was doing and stand behind a line with my head down. Janet Jackson came through. We were not allowed to look at her."
Maybe Janet was overly concerned that someone working there was a "Nasty Boy."
Zip82da said, "I was walking down the street in California a few years ago, and saw him in front of me...I go up to him, I smiled and asked if there was any chance I could get a photo or an autograph. He looked down at me like I was pond scum and simple said '(expletive) you, you piece of (expletive)' then signaled to what must have been his body guard who shoved me out of his way."
Acidic_Jew wrote, "I was at USC, early 90's, and (O.J. Simpson) was there at the FUCLA game. He had been one of my idols, I had his rookie card, waited around after his speaking event for him to sign, and as I tried to hand it to him, he slapped it away. Bent the damn thing."
Who knew O.J. Simpson was capable of doing something so rude?
TapPrancer wrote, "Hugh Grant tried to come into my pub with a girl that looked about 18. When she didn't have ID, he started having a go at the bouncers saying they have a s*** job. He actually used the phrase 'Do you not know who I am?'"
Instead of spewing so much hatred, Hugh should have been more focused on love...actually.
An anonymous user said, "I used to work in security at a major Boston mall. One day, Rachael Ray comes in to do a book signing for her new cookbook. In those days, the security office was right next to a rear entrance, so many VIP's came in and waited in the security office so they wouldn't be mobbed. Since the office was just one large room, we just sat in silence as I went about my job. To break the tension... I asked her how her day was going, and without even turning her head from her blackberry, she said 'don't talk to me.'"
It turns out Rachael doesn't want to talk to people, unless the topic is EVOO.
Lo2487 said, "I used to nanny in college and took the kids I watched to a meet and greet with Allen Iverson. These kids were OBSESSED with the Nuggets, so they were all decked out, head to toe, in Nuggets gear. At the time, the kids were 3, 5, and 7. Anyway, before we left, they each drew a picture for him and made sure they had their favorite basketballs for him to sign.
We end up standing in line for about two hours and finally get inside...The kids are starstruck and all so nervous when they see him, but they brave up and slide their drawings on the table for him to keep. (Iverson) doesn't even look up...I ask if I can get a photo with him, and mention that these kids are huge fans. He doesn't look up. We're rushed through the line, and the oldest boy starts crying his eyes out in disappointment."
His nickname may have been "The Answer," but his interaction with these fans was questionable.
Itsaboat said his friend was working security at a party at the House of Blues. "Standing and hanging out in middle of the stairway was Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. My friend greets them and politely asked them to get off the stairway because it's a fire hazard...Demi apologizes and is about to walk away when Ashton butts in and becomes frustrated. My friend...tells him why they couldn't hangout on the stairs. This is where (Ashton)...says, 'do you know who I am?' At which point my friend replies with, 'yes I do but I don't watch bad movies.' That pushes him over the edge and he becomes irate. 'HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU MAKE? IT DOESN'T MATTER, I'M GOING TO GET YOU FIRED!' He continues to threaten my friend and after a few more choice comments, Demi grabs Ashton and takes him upstairs."
Although maybe he wasn't really mad, and it was all just part of an episode of Punk'd.
RhinestoneMuffintop was working at a movie theater when Zac Efron was a customer. "I got them their tickets and he ordered a 'large bottled water.' I told him we only had one size and it was your average bottled water. I handed him one and he looked at it like I'd handed him a dead cockroach...Then in this whiny, bratty voice he said, 'What is this? This is like....a sip. Seriously. I'm obviously going to need two of these and I'm sure it's going to cost like fifty dollars.'"
Whoa, fifty bucks for water at a movie theater? That would be a bargain!
Tankerraid said, "Orville Redenbacher...lived in my hometown. Despite being loaded (and famous) he never tipped anyone. Just gave them a card that said 'Yes! You've just met the famous Orville Redenbacher!'"
This behavior would be infuriating coming from most people, but coming from Orville it almost seems adorable.
An anonymous user said, "I was a waitress in New Orleans and (Steven Seagal) came in to eat. He wouldn't speak to me at all, but had an assistant do all the talking for him. Also, when I passed him in the hall I smiled (like I do for every customer) and he just looked at me like I was a dancing cockroach or something."
This still might be the most well behaved that Steven Seagal has ever been.
An anonymous user said, "I was taking a flight...and before boarding there was some huge commotion near the gate. I looked over and Jesse Jackson and his crew were screaming about how they need to get on this flight...and he demanded to take over first class. ALL of it. United ended up booting everyone off that flight who was in the 1st class cabins, and giving it up to Jesse Jackson and his crew of 5 or 6 people."
On the plus side, his rant against the airline probably included a lot of enthralling rhymes.
Twofedoras said, "(Willard Scott) was at the White House Christmas tree lighting as Santa. I was a 12-or-so-year-old kid wandering around minding my own business when he barreled right through me, turned around and said, 'watch it kid, I don't have time for any autograph crap.'...I didn't even want an autograph from the 'look who's 100 years old' guy."