Sometimes you shouldn't meet your heroes – or even celebrities in general. Whether the celeb was just having a bad day or is secretly a bad person, these Redditors took to the web to recount the rudest meetings with famous people and why they regret it ever happening.
From Redditor u/DustiestSquid2:
Met Tiger Woods when I was 15. He slapped my hat out of my hand. A different golfer whom I didn't know ran up, picked up my hat, and asked if his signature would be okay. I agreed but I don't know who he was or what his name was but my grandpa was pleased upon seeing it.3,25552Rude?
From Redditor u/melbornycarhorder67:
My sister and I 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??" Alec Baldwin turned around and went right in her face and said, "Don't f*cking say that, don't speak to us, why would you say something like that? You can't speak to us, not now." But it didn't really end there, he yelled AGAIN at us outside his building, saying "DON'T LOOK OVER HERE, TURN AROUND AND EAT YOUR FOOD, F*CK 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.4,08588Rude?
From Redditor u/lylith_volting:
My dad has been a radio personality for over 30 years and worked in country music for over half of it. He gets to meet celebrities semi-regularly. Apparently, Keith Urban was really nice, Carrie Underwood was kind of mediocre because he caught her right after her performance and she was tired.
But Kenny Chesney "puts the D in D-bag" (direct quote from my dad). Kenny promised to sign some pictures, T-shirts, etc., for a couple of kids who won a game through the radio. Kenny instead took a bunch of groupies into one of the back rooms of the radio station with a bottle of whiskey and locked the door. When my dad tried to get him to open the door and fulfill his end of the deal, he called the cops on my dad, and he was lucky enough to get a cop who was a good acquaintance. Cop said there wasn't much he could do other than make Kenny leave. So that's what he did.
Kids never got their stuff signed so my dad gave them some coupons for free pizza. He said that after a few years, other radio hosts told him they had similar encounters.2,52541Rude?
From Redditor u/bdoc1:
Wayne Brady screamed at my sister for taking his picture in Vegas. She wasn’t taking his picture, he walked into the shot. He freaked out, screaming that he wanted her to show him that she was deleting it. She was trying to explain she didn’t even know he was there and showed him the picture that only had a sliver of him in it when she looked through the shots. He continued to berate her about not respecting his privacy (in the middle of the Strip). She was in tears apologizing for doing nothing wrong, and he never acknowledged he was in the wrong and continued to badmouth her as he stormed away. Can’t watch him anymore.2,22748Rude?