Living in LA, a celebrity sighting is inevitable. We tend to build some of these people up in our heads to be super cool, but upon actually meeting them, that’s not so much the reality.
This topic came up because of a recent story in which a 12 year old boy was a fan of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sting[/lastfm], saw him leaving a Broadway play in New York, and went to ask for an autograph. The response from Sting was not an “I’m sorry, not today,” but instead he didn’t even acknowledge that he was Sting. He just said ”I’m some British dude.”
Ralph Garman told his story about a time when the late comedian, George Carlin, came by the studio.
In between on air interview questions, Carlin would pick up a newspaper to read, and pay no attention to anyone. When Ralph asked him to sign his book for him, he took the book, signed it, and handed it back without even looking up. What a douche!
Most listeners that called in to share their stories of celebrity snubbing were similar. They’d approach a celebrity and be completely ignored. It’s like they weren’t even there. Then again, with some of our listeners, do you blame them?
Did you have a disappointing or just flat out rude celebrity encounter? Comment below.