We all love to hear celebrity anecdotes—they make us feel like we really know our Hollywood idols. Celebrity stories can go one of two ways, though: They can bolster our love or they can crush our dreams. A Reddit thread asked users to spill their saddest celebrity encounters. From mean celebrities (Gene Simmons is NOT a nice guy) to just plain sad celebrities (drunken Carrot Top isn't funny anymore), here are the saddest celebrity encounters of all time—that really happened!
Once you've cringed at the stories on this list, be sure to read all about the celebrities who were jerks even before they had fame in their corner.
Betty White is all of us in this moment from joeb7474: "I was at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles and saw a poster promoting Betty White signing her latest book about how much she loves animals. I liked the Golden Girls so I thought I would swing by the bookstore to take a gander at Betty White. It was so sad. I'll always remember she was sitting alone at a big table with a stack of books in front of her. People were in the bookstore shopping but no one was buying her book or really acknowledging her. She just sat there, pen in hand, waiting. She would occasionally wipe off some imaginary dust to look busy."
When Redditor kateyrnabbcan4 and her 9-year-old younger sister saw Demi Lovato sitting a few booths away at a local restaurant, they decided to ask for a picture. "My sister walked over on her own and I sat and watched Demi tell her something along the lines of 'No, can't you see I'm f*cking busy?!' My sister came back to me in tears and we immediately paid for our unfinished food and left, because she was so upset."