What do you guys think of the Paparazzi?
I mentioned in the Sundance Film Festival Thread that I experienced alot of Paparazzi and people asking stars to sign their pictures(so they can sell them on Ebay)….i saw people like Lisa Kudow running (uphill) with her people either trying to get away from her fans or the Paparazzi.
I saw Jack Black do the same thing, but he didn’t run…
when I was in Manhattan a few years back I walked by the David Letterman show and there was a crowd waiting for someone to come out of the stage door. So I stop and started talking with some of the people. I asked who they were waiting for….Well it was Chloe Grace Moretz…so I thought I would wait. BIG MISTAKE…..So when she came out the people went crazy and started pushing….I was in the middle of the madness….I thought I was going to die. I could not get away…What a scary situation….
So what is your opinion of the Paparazzi and people who ask for autographs only to sell them on ebay? Anyone have any stories about the Paparazzi?
i felt sorry for Lisa having to run…
We have people here who have or has done the same, get autographs (and then for some, sell them on Ebay). They arent insane by any stretch, but regular film fans.
On the other hand, I dont necessarily condemn anyone who loses it with them and then punches them in the face, or trashes their cameras ala The Godfather.
I honestly think people who go chasing after absolutely any star to get an autograph and sells them on Ebay are odd to me, I must be honest. But to each their own
On the other hand, I have to say, being a film fan, if I encountered someone I truly admired, I would definitely take the opportunity to thank them for what they’ve done. If they are willing, a picture with them would be wonderful – but most of all, if its someone I admire or adore, then I would be polite enough to just thank them for what they do and then let them get on with their day. People who chase after any celebrity and get starstruck bother me – if its someone I don’t really care for, they are just another person I see that day.
Being from Toronto, I have seen many cases of this at the TIFF festival. The worst time I can remember was when George Clooney was getting into a Limo down the street from where I was standing, and the crowd following the limo was so terrifying when it was approaching me, I now think of it when I rewatch the Lion King.
I don’t discourage the true fans, but if you are trying to profit from this activity, I don’t respect that at all. It makes it worse for everyone, because it discourages celebrities from stopping and appreciating their true fans.
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