People Have Been Sharing Their Disappointing Encounters Meeting Rude Celebrities

Sometimes it’s better off just not meeting the celebrities you swoon over. Because sure, they look so nice on-screen or in pop culture but in the real world, they can sometimes come off as rude.

Recently, people on TikTok have been sharing encounters they’ve had with celebrities that have been less than what they had hoped.

And while none of these celeb run-ins can be verified as absolutely true, it might make you think twice about asking for an autograph or picture next time you bump into your favorite celeb.

1. Steve Jobs:

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2. Kellie Pickler:

“Let me set the scene. I’m 9 years old. My favorite hockey player has a radio show that I literally never miss a recording of. One night, a family friend (also in the NHL) is a guest. At the time, he was dating Kellie Pickler. After the show, I run up to talk to him in the parking lot. Keep in mind, i was NINE YEARS OLD. He’s super friendly, making small talk, etc. She, on the other hand, gives me this absolute death glare, grabs him by the arm, and goes, ‘Jordin. Let’s GO!’ and pulls him away from me. Literally all you had to do was tell me you needed to get going. To this day, can’t stand her or her music.”


3. Kylie Jenner:

“I was at a cafe in LA, and Kylie Jenner walked in. I was a huge fan (at the time) and since she was the only one in the cafe, I decided to go in and introduce myself and ask for a picture. She blankly stared at me while Jordyn and her assistant Victoria had their heads down, trying not to laugh. Kylie said, ‘I don’t do pictures while I’m eating.’ There was no food in front of them.”


4. Justin Bieber:

“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. Little did I know, friend snapped a picture. Notice how he’s in my face.”


5. Ginnifer Goodwin:

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6. Winona Ryder and David Pyrne:

“I met Winona Ryder and David Pyrne (Soul Asylum) in the ’90s in uptown Minneapolis at a coffee shop. My friend commented on Soul Asylum’s latest album on how much he like every song, except one. Turned out, it was the one that Pyrne wrote himself and he said, ‘I wrote that — why is it so bad?’ My friend said it doesn’t fit the rest of the album. Winona looked at us told us we were rude and to fuck off. Then, they walked out.”


7. Andrew Zimmern:

“My husband and I went to a meet and greet with Andrew Zimmern. Ya know how he’s super nice and sweet on TV and says he loves meeting his fans? Yeah, not so much. We met him at a Twins game, paid almost $400 for us both, and was supposed to get a photo and signed copy of one of his books. So when we went up to him to have our book signed/pic taken, he sighed and rolled his eyes, saying, ‘Oh my GOD, please let this be the last one!'”


8. Jamie Foxx:

“Jamie Foxx and his huge entourage cut my sister in the pretzel line at Disney Land and proceeded to order like a dozen pretzels. The cast member hosting him semi-apologized, but more like, ‘Oh he’s VIP, so you can wait.'”


9. Padma Lakshmi:

“Padma Lakshmi is the rudest celebrity. I was working as an assistant at a salon she frequented in NYC about 10 years ago. I went to go grab her from the waiting area, and I have never had someone look at me with such disgust. I took her back to the station and offered her a drink and she was so incredibly rude and just rolled her eyes at me and wouldn’t respond.”


10. Justin Timberlake:

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11. Barry Bonds and Kenny Rogers:

“Barry Bonds is a huge dick too. Not that that’s surprising. Kenny Rogers was a weird one — super nice, but made it seem like he was making my life by talking to me.”


12. Anthony Mackie:

“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.'”


13.Gwen Stefani:

“Had a bad experience with Gwen Stefani in 2000 at a meet and greet. She was just clearly super annoyed about having to meet fans at all. I just asked for her to sign a photo, no photo or small talk. That’s it.”


14. Rob Schneider:

“He was doing a comedy set at a local club. They even announced after his set, he’ll do a meet and greet. So my husband and I went for it. He was completely unenthusiastic during the whole meeting. Like we were twisting his arm. Such a tool.”


15. Alec Baldwin:

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