People Reveal The Moment They Lost Respect For These 25 Celebrities After Meeting Them In Real Life
Celebrities are not just pretty faces, they have potent voices too. Their lives are watched and followed by thousands, if not by millions of people. For many, celebrities act as role models and can influence how they dress, act, and think. Being constantly in the public eye, it’s relatively easy to spot which celebrities are genuinely lovely people and which ones are just faking it for the crowd.
According to this thread on Reddit, many celebrities are not as nice as they appear to be. A user turned to the Ask Reddit community and asked, “Who is the rudest celebrity you’ve ever met?”. To the surprise of many, over 3.6K Redditors left their comments, suggesting that loads of people had not so pleasant encounters with celebrities.
Of course, we remind you that not everything you read on the Internet is legitimate, so don’t take these stories at face value. But who knows? For now, enjoy!
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I met a lot of celebrities while working for an airline, one of them being Hugh Grant. One time, he sat in First Class 1A on a 747 (which is right in the nose of the plane), so there was nothing but a wall in front of the seat. It’s standard procedure for the cabin manager to go around to every first-class passenger and personally introduce themselves. When my manager got to Hugh, the conversation went something like this: Manager: ‘Hello, Mr. Grant, my name is…’ Hugh: ‘Oh, F*CK OFF.’ My manager proceeded to swiftly move on.
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Eminem. I was in Denver once and I was waiting for an autograph with my little brother. It was a really cold and we waited for like 3 or 4 hours. He just said no.
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William Shatner said he would give me an autograph in Hawaii when I was about 10 . He said ‘lemme get a pen’, got in his limo and drove off.
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I’m from Vancouver, Canada (big film industry town), and a close family member of mine has worked in film here for 20 years, so I have too many stories to list. How about some rude ones, and some nice ones.
Gerard Butler. Around nine years ago he insistently pursued a friend of mine at a club/lounge. She wasn’t interested and told him so. Instead of respecting her wishes, he approached us, her friends, and attempted to get her number from us without her knowing. He would not respect her boundaries, or respect that no means no.
Dedee Pfeiffer (Michelle Pfeiffer’s sister) attempted to have my female family member (crew member) fired from the movie of the week they were working on because Dedee was threatened by my family member’s appearance. This is not hyperbole. A producer told my family member “She’s threatened by you because you’re a petite blonde, like her, and you’re outgoing and popular with the other crew members”. My family member wasn’t fired; Dedee was presumably told to cool her jets and focus on her job. Dedee Pfeiffer’s ego really is, apparently, that delicate that she can’t handle another woman around her having any kind of positive attention. Later on in the shoot Dedee was purging in a set toilet (she is bulimic) and her gag reflex wouldn’t stop gagging, so she passed out and an ambulance was called.
David Duchovny circa X-Files. Frequent hissy fits on set, flipping garbage cans over, etc. Probably contributed 90% of Vancouver’s stripper and escort income during the show’s run.
John Travolta. Kind, professional man on set. Arrested while here filming Look Who’s Talking in Stanley Park for soliciting sex from an undercover male VPD officer and discretely bailed out of jail at 2am by a producer.
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My daughter was at a store in orlando and ran into LeBron James when he was with the Heat. 13 yo girl asked for a pic and he got pissy, told her she wasn’t worthy of a picture with him, did she even know who he was, he didn’t have time for this. Walked away leaving her crying so bought her an ice cream.
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I’ve worked with Nicki Minaj before and while on a set with her, I was told not to look at her face. She also had people move out of the room before she would come in the room. It was a whole ordeal.
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Ellen Degeneres is a bona fide b*tch. Incredibly rude, my Uncle worked with her(he’s an architect) on some project and she treated her help like total cr*p. I couldn’t believe it at the time, but I’ve heard similar accounts of her bad behavior over the years.
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I met Ed Westwick from Gossip Girl at Coachella. I never watched the show, but I recognized him — he grabbed my slice of pizza, took a bite out of it, and then spit it out and gave it back to me.
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I was an extra on X men: Days of Future Past. They were all nice. Jennifer Lawrence was the one that was the more meh with other people. I don’t blame her too much… Peak hunger game popularity at the time I get it. She was probably afraid people would try to always give her too much attention…
However the other actors didn’t care about that. The NICEST ones by FAR were Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy for what I saw.
For McAvoy, one of my friend was one of the extras right behind him in a scene and we were shooting 14 hours a day in cooking 40 degrees enclosed green screen bordered set in bright sunlight. We were running in high heels and wearing winter jackets… Basically a hellish day. And we couldn’t sit anywhere! Well McAvoy saw my friend wasn’t doing right and he let her sit in Professor X’s chair and have a bit of his water bottle. And with that said, the dude would just talk and chit chat with everybody, despite the very strict non-conversation with actors contract we signed. He’s just so chill.
Hugh Jackman literally signed autographs in between shots and high fived a bunch of people all the time.
Michael Fassbender told all set workers passing by him after a very long day of work battling in water to have a nice day. I was a huge fan of his at the time and it made my whole year at that point.
F*ckin Peter Dinklage was dancing disco during the heatwave day to cheer people up.
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Randy Jackson. He was invited to a telethon hosted by a hospital for children with severe disabilities, where my little sister lived until she passed away. Whenever the cameras were off, he would hide in his hotel room and seemed disgusted with the kids. Didn’t want anything to do with them. When the cameras were on though, he was all smiles and hugs. It was so disheartening and disappointed. Almost 10 years ago and I still remember it so clearly.
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Okay, so a quick disclaimer first – this wasn’t me, but my friend Dolly who was a flight attendant for a well known British airline until she died. She’d been with them since year dot, and as a result of her seniority would work in the First Class cabin. In her own words, she preferred it at the front of the plane, the nylon carpets at the back played havoc with her bunions..
One day she had a British “celebrity” called Katie Price onboard. Ms Price is famous for… umm.. having boobs and falling out of various bars, I think.
So, Ms Price comes on board, spots Dolly, and proceeds to spend five minutes listing her demands for the flight – namely that she should have total privacy, that anyone coming near her should be escorted away, that no crew approach her unless she calls them, and that Dolly herself would be held responsible if she was bothered at all, heads would roll, etc..
Dolly waited for her to finish her demands, and then said “Certainly madam. And you are…….?”
tl;dr No name “celebrity” makes OTT demands on plane, gets cut down to size by elderly Northern lady.
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My dad is a pilot and he frequently deals with celebrities. His company has all the staff sign NDAs, but my dad usually doesn’t even know who the celebrities are unless they’ve been in the news. He said that Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are incredibly rude to their own staff. Personal assistants were terrified of them.
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My wife worked at a hotel for many years and met literally every major celebrity you can think of. She said Snoop was the coolest person she ever met and Bill Clinton was the biggest douche even though I find it hilarious. My wife was walking outside back into the hotel, saw Bill and stared until she smashed herself in the face with a tree branch. Bill started laughing so hard he was having a hard time standing. The secret service ran over to help her and Bill, laughing so hard he could barely talk, told them to leave her because they had to keep walking.
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This takes place when UPN and WB were merging into “The CW”.
She comes into town for an ANTM cattle call. Demands we repaint the office she was going to use (for three days) makes our pregnant programming director cry, flips her shot and tries to get me fired when I wouldn’t get her a bottled water.
My response was “have one of your people get it, I have to get back to the board, commercial break is up in 40 seconds.”
Opposite side, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are two of the nicest celebrities I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.
We had just gotten “that 70’s show” in syndication and they came out for promo shoots. Super friendly.
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I haven’t met many but Lenny Kravitz stayed at the hotel I worked at. He had the hotel sign an agreement that the staff were not to look at him or talk to him.
Snoop dog was cool. He left a bunch of booze and weed behind in his suite. The house keepers got a bunch of top shelf hootch and weed after he left.
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Tim Duncan – Former Basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs.
I met him at a Walgreens Pharmacy in San Antonio. I was trying to get batteries but he was getting batteries too. He was in my way.
So I said “excuse me, could I just get through really quick-”
He stopped me mind-sentence and said “Nah, I don’t take pictures. Just let me do what I gotta do.”
“My bad. I’m just trying to-“.
“Hey, look. I don’t want to take pictures right now so just stop.”
I got my batteries.
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Oprah didn’t tip me on a $200 lunch — instead, she signed a napkin for me and acted like she was doing me a huge favor. The kicker was when she walked in, they gave away all of my other tables so she didn’t have to wait for anything. So I made $4/hour for two hours for the privilege of serving Oprah, and she went on and on about signing a napkin that I never asked for.
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I worked with Gwyneth Paltrow’s children for eight weeks at a camp, and we got paid $5 an hour. Parents usually tip $100 or more at the end, but she didn’t tip at all.
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Busta Rhymes came into the jersey shop I managed in Atlanta and got pissed off that I didn’t have a hat in his size. He called me a dumb f*ck – which hurt because I was a huge fan of his going way back to Leaders of the New School.
Same store – Tyler Perry said he would “buy me and sell me” after I told him that the OnField 5950 Yankee hat was dark navy blue and not black – even though he demanded a “black Yankees hat like they wear on the field”.
Snoop Dogg, Michael Vick, Terrell Owens (esp Terrell Owens, and Birdman were cool as f*ck.
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I’ve worked as a maintenance worker at a concert venue for a few summers and have bumped into several celebrities, but Carrie Underwood is the one who sticks out because of how demanding she always was. She refused to use a toilet if someone else had sat on the seat before her — cleaning them was never good enough, so we had to buy new toilet seats every time she came. Considering how much we already had to fix, the last thing we wanted to do was pointlessly replace perfectly good toilet seats. In contrast, Reba McEntire would always eat lunch with the staff and was always super chill.
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Bam Margera showed up in Seattle once to film an episode. Talked a lot of sh*t to the wrong local skater. I watched Bam get knocked out by said local. One of the funniest things I have ever seen.
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Madonna! She comes to my job few times a year. And every time she comes she’s comes with 5-7 other people wearing a big hat, sunglasses and tries to blend within her friends or whoever they are. The people she travels with are so needy and always have some sort of special request to ask for. No thanks no nothing when they leave no tip and also leave a big mess. Can’t stand them. No hi and no bye. I’m like bye b*tch.
Besides that a lot of the other celebrities are nice!
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Aziz Ansari. Absolutely full of himself, zero self awareness. Literally forces himself into conversations with no understanding that he isnt wanted there.
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Sean Penn. F*cking douche at the movie theater I worked at.
On the other side of that are Robin Williams and Lars Ulrich. Two of the nicest, most genuine dudes I ever slang popcorn to.
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EASILY John Mayer and it’s not even close.
If you’ve ever thought John Mayer was cool, know this;
John Mayer is a whiney man-child that just wants to smoke weed and watch South Park and play Call of Duty all day. Met him at an awards show thing about 10 years ago. WOULD NOT STOP quoting some sexist joke from South Park. Everybody around was just laughing awkwardly because it was weird. Also every word out of his mouth was a sarcastic joke, but like a MEAN sarcastic joke about somebody that I was supposed to find funny. But they weren’t funny. They were just weird. And mean. Got mad at me and called me a butthead when I didn’t laugh.