Celebrities Who Are Complete Assholes To Their Fans
“Celebrities, they’re just like us!” Except they aren’t at all. Celebrities are better than us in every way. They sit at the peak of the totem pole and to them nobody else matters. Least of all us everyday civilians.
While not all celebrities are as disdainful of the general public, the following celebrities have been called out for being complete assholes to us “pathetic nobodies,” as Kim Kardashian likes to label us. (More on that below.)
Evidence of these unsavory interactions can be hard to come by because celebrities have hired legions of people to bury this kind of stuff as it could hurt their careers. But, thanks to sources quoted in national magazines, journalists who’ve interviewed celebrities, and Redditors who’ve encountered celebrities in various ways, we’ve managed to compile a collective of celebrities who don’t give a flying f*ck about us.
Celebrities Who Are Complete Assholes To Their Fans
1. Robert De Niro
According to Reddit user (evelution) whose father was dining in a restaurant owned by a friend of De Niro’s, the established actor walked into the restaurant and immediately demanded the table her dad was dining at while others were amply available. “He wouldn’t take no for an answer, so the owner kicked De Niro out,” the post concluded. Good. Serves him right.
2. John Mayer
This one isn’t remotely shocking since the general perception of John Mayer is that he’s a royal douche. So if you don’t like him now, get ready to like him even less. According to one Reddit user (terrag0110), Mayer grew up in their hometown, where they both learned to play guitar from the same instructor.
After John Mayer started getting publicity and local fame, their teacher proudly put up a poster of his prodigy in his office. Then one day Mayer visits his instructor, finds said poster and demands that he — the very man who taught him a skill that has been paramount to his success — can’t use Mayer’s face or likeness to advertise his business, then threatened legal action. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you, Mayer. You prick.
3. Jared Leto
An avid fan (and Reddit user iplaysthedrums) went to see “30 Seconds To Mars” and paid a pretty penny to see the band in front row. After the show, the band was signing autographs, so she waited (and waited) in line to finally meet lead singer Jared Leto. When she finally made it to Leto, she complimented the band on their stellar show. And instead of a thank you, the fan got, “I signed your shit, now fuck off!” Nice, real nice.
This isn’t the only account against Leto. At another concert in Brazil, Leto saw that a concertgoer didn’t know all the words to one of his songs (because she didn’t speak English), so instead of brushing it off, he walked toward her, pointed at her and gave her the finger.
4. James Franco
Another Reddit user (velocicunt) had a friend who was lucky enough to meet Franco while on a school trip to a University in Asheville, NC. Apparently Franco is known to frequent this area to pick up younger women. He went up to one of the girls in the group and without even saying hello asked how old she was and if she wanted to meet up with him away from the group. When she said she had a boyfriend, he replied: “Well I guess this conversation is over” and walked away.
5. Jennifer Lopez
She might seem sweet in those late-night interviews, but based on online testimony, Jennifer Lopez is a total bitch. Aside from firing a maid after she “dared” to ask the singer for an autograph, and refusing to speak to hotel staff and waiters (she does so through assistants instead), she’s also been known to trash the neighborhood she came from and seemingly brags about in songs: the Bronx.
Back when she dated Ben Affleck, a fan (and Reddit user RedOtkbr) approached JLo, asking for an autograph. JLo, being the Latin diva she is, blatantly said no, and turned her back to her fan. Not taking no for an answer, the fan countered, “Fuck you, your music is whack anyway.” To this, JLo turned to her friends and gave her true opinion on her birthplace, saying, “That’s why I don’t like coming back to this shithole.”
6. Justin Bieber
Bieber’s already told fans he will no longer be taking photos with them. But perhaps his worst offense (to fans, because his offenses at this point are insurmountable) is when he reportedly called a fan who was lounging by the pool at the Australian hotel he was staying at a “beached whale.” A great way to treat the fans who buy your bullshit backpacks and pencil cases, Biebs.
7. Kim Kardashian
Another shocker, right? Apparently Kardashian’s ex Kris Humphries has multiple texts and voicemails of her calling her fans “pathetic nobodies.” This is bad enough (and not at all surprising), but things only got worse after she married Kanye. She told a magazine that she won’t pose for pictures with fans anymore because West “won’t allow it.” Sounds like quite the marriage you got there, Kim.
8. Regis Philbin
Another Reddit user (melthornal) was fortunate enough to be employed to clean none other than Regis Philbin’s pool. Apparently, it was a total nightmare. “He belittled me, yelled at me and acted like a douche the whole time,” the Redditor said. “At one point he asked me if I was thirsty, and before I could answer he yelled ‘WELL YOU CAN’T HAVE MY LEMONADE’ and sat down in a chair, drinking lemonade, and watched me work.” If that wasn’t bad enough, Philbin complained he wasn’t fast enough the entire time.
9. Bryant McKinnie
Yet another Reddit user (TheBredditor) worked as a waiter at a restaurant at the Mall of America where Bryant McKinnie (from the Vikings) came in with a huge group of people. “Not only did he demand to be seated immediately when we were on an hour-long wait, he sent back like 3 drinks and refused to pay for them,” the post reads. At the end of the dining experience McKinnie’s bill was $197 and he left a mere $200, a three dollar tip. According to the Redditor, “He made like $7 million that year.”
10. Lupe Fiasco
Reddit user (RenegadeX28) admits he didn’t meet Fiasco during this fiasco (see what I did there?), but saw the heated interaction from a distance working as a “cart pusher” at Walmart. Since Fiasco had a bunch of items outside his bag, it is customary that the Walmart’s door greeters check shoppers’ bags. It’s happened to all of us.
At this request, Lupe reportedly went OFF on the door greeter (an old lady) and said, “I’M FUCKING RICH. I DON’T NEED TO FUCKING STEAL, THIS IS BULLSHIT,” and some huge dude in his entourage proceeded to rip the receipt out of the lady’s hands. Four bulky men from Asset Protection had to step in and tell Lupe to leave the store, adding, “They don’t care who the fuck he was.” Who is Lupe Fiasco anyway? And if he’s so rich, what’s he doing shopping at Walmart?
11. Russell Crowe
This is a classic. Reddit user (PX_This) met Russell Crowe at a hotel/restaurant where she worked. A little while after Crowe checked in, he came back to the front desk and whacked a coworker upside the head with the landline telephone he ripped out of the wall in his room because it wasn’t working. As a result, Crowe was arrested, apologized on Letterman, and settled out of court for $100G.