Celebrities Who Treat Their Fans Like Trash

For celebrities, it's not hard to lose sight of the little people. While it can't be easy to be the center of attention, stars have the choice to either be cool about their fans' overzealous adulation or to be a total celebri-jerk about it. There are quite a few stars who aren't the warmest with the public. Take Leonardo DiCaprio, for example. The movie star isn't exactly friendly when it comes to paparazzi and avoids being spotted by covering up in public. Although DiCaprio is often unsuccessful in his attempts, he's probably managed to avoid being stormed by hordes of paparazzi and eager fans in the past.

James Corden is one celeb who has faced backlash for his alleged rude behavior. He took to his late-night talk show to address allegations that he treated wait staff poorly at a restaurant in New York. He shared that his wife was served food she was allergic to. "In the heat of the moment, I made a sarcastic, rude comment about cooing it myself," the talk show host said on "The Late Late Show with James Corden." But Cordon isn't the only star whose attitude caused an uproar.

Here are some A-listers who, allegedly, have done some pretty terrible things to us regular people.

Rihanna's dark 'thots'

Rihanna is a rude girl — at least, reportedly, to some fans. "My coworker won free tickets and backstage passes to see Rihanna about a year after they were first playing 'Umbrella' on the radio," a former fan told Thought Catalog. "When her kids finally got the chance to go meet Rihanna, she was sitting at her makeup booth and refused to face them, or even look at them. When they asked for her autograph, she told the closest backup dancer to forge it for them and shooed them away."

In 2014, Rihanna posted a frowny face on Twitter and linked to a picture of a 16-year-old fan's prom dress, which was similar to a Wile E. Coyote-inspired costume the singer wore to an awards show a few years earlier. She tweeted (via The Huffington Post), "Dark Thot Rises" and "#prombat" in response to the unitard and shared the bullying image with tens of millions of people, alienating countless fans and completely ruining one fan's prom memories. We had to look up "thot," and it's not nice.

Christian Bale is no white knight

Christian Bale was caught on tape berating crew members on the set of the movie "Terminator Salvation" in 2009. The actor's profanity-filled rant made its way across the internet, threatening to tarnish his reputation. He later issued an apology on the radio station KROQ. "I was out of order beyond belief," he said during the radio interview. "I acted like a punk. There is nobody who heard the tape who is hit harder than me. I make no excuses for it. It is inexcusable." 

Bale also made headlines after he was arrested for freaking out at family members during a press tour. He reportedly got into a heated argument with his mother, and it was serious enough to result in an arrest. An unnamed source spoke to Daily Mail about the incident. "Christian was stressed, but he didn't lay a finger on anyone," they claimed. "Instead, he flew off the handle and cussed his mother. He just got very loud because his mother was saying some very outrageous things about him, and his wife." While Bale allegedly even goes off on his own family, the actor's so-called former PR agent claims the Black Knight's behavior toward fans is far worse, recounting an instance when Bale berated little girls to tears after they'd asked him for an autograph, and another event that involved Bale faxing a fan an elaborate death threat involving a screwdriver. Bale was never charged for the threat — nor his crimes against Batman's voice.

Michael Jordan just says 'no' to autographs

The legends of Michael Jordan's rudeness and competitiveness are legion, but none stand out more than when rapper Chamillionaire asked Jordan for a photograph. According to Chamillionaire's interview with the "Madd Hatta Morning Show" in 2015, the rapper bought a Jordan jersey at a charity event for $15,000, but when he asked for a photo with No. 23, Jordan reportedly said, "I don't take pictures with n****'s" and told Chamillionaire to pay him $15k in exchange for a photo. Chamillionaire declined.

Michael Jordan stood firm in his no-signature rule in 2022 when a video captured the basketball legend declining to sign autographs for a group of young fans. After the video surfaced, fans began to debate whether or not Jordan's behavior was justified. "I'm pretty sure he's so used to getting autographs from so many people throughout his life he probably gets tired after awhile," one user wrote on Twitter. "He really wasn't being mean, he just told them to put the phone down stop recording, lol and he said no. You can't take pictures." Another Twitter user seemed to disagree. "D**k move. Period," they penned.

Justin Bieber has a history

Justin Bieber: where to begin? Some might say that the "Holy" singer acted atrociously when he allegedly spit on his Beliebers from a balcony in Toronto, Canada. According to TMZ, the star was photographed committing the alleged act, but his representative denied it. "Justin didn't spit on anyone," they claimed. "No fans were below the balcony. TMZ superimposed photos of the fans next to Justin on a completely different balcony to make it appear like he was spitting on fans when he wasn't. In fact, earlier in the day, Justin bought his fans hot chocolate and played them some of his new music. Justin loves his fans." TMZ insisted that they didn't alter the photos and that Bieber's team was fibbing.

Bieber displayed questionable behavior toward fans once again when he mooned others at historic Mayan ruins in Mexico and desecrated an Argentinian flag handed to him by a fan. And that's just the tip of his tantrums. There are numerous reports and videos of Justin losing his cool with fans, and in 2016, he declared on Instagram (via Time) that he was no longer going to take pictures with fans. He explained that it felt dehumanizing, and added, "I realize people will be disappointed but I don't owe anybody a picture." Okay, well, if the Biebs wanted self-aware, highly restrained fans, maybe he shouldn't have targeted young girls. They're not exactly known for their restraint.

Is Rachael Ray really a diva?

Despite her legacy of down-to-earth, 30-minute meals, Rachael Ray is known to be a diva off-set. Audience members at her shows have complained about her attitude. One fan took to TripAdvisor to leave a negative review about the home chef. "Was so excited to see the show," they shared. "Warm up guy was great, then she came on. Her smile and friendly act is just that, just an act. She berates her employees, does not acknowledge the audience or thank them for coming. You could tell that her employee's were afraid of her. Once the camera's start rolling she starts smiling. Not watching anymore."

One Reddit user claimed that on a separate occasion, Ray allegedly treated wait staff poorly. They shared that she had little to say to those who worked at the restaurant and refused to sign an autograph for a fan as she exited the establishment. Besides the claims that the TV cook is a nightmare of a customer, she allegedly had it out with a hotel concierge, reportedly stating, "I need stupid people not to talk to me."

Gene Simmons has said some shady things

For a bass player who dresses like a clown, Gene Simmons apparently has a very high opinion of himself. The Kiss rocker made international headlines in 2014 when he spoke harshly about people with mental health issues and depression. He told Songfacts, "I'm the guy who says 'Jump!' when there's a guy on top of a building who says, 'That's it, I can't take it anymore, I'm going to jump.' Are you kidding? Why are you announcing it? Shut the f*** up, have some dignity and jump! You've got the crowd." Multiple radio stations stopped playing his music in response.

Simmons has a long list of questionable behavior not only toward his fans, but also to nearly everyone else as well. For example, he was widely criticized after he made some understandably not-so-well-received comments on Islamic culture during an interview with Australia's 3AW radio (via The Sydney Morning Herald). "This is a vile culture and if you think for a second that it's going to just live in the sands of God's armpit you've got another thing coming," he said in part. "They want to come and live right where you live and they think that you're evil." Umm ... yikes!

Additionally, The rocker and his bandmates arguably took advantage of fans when with a questionable piece of merchandise that garnered massive sales. According to Digital Music News, the band sold packaged 'air guitar strings.' What was inside the package? Nothing but ... air.

Dan Aykroyd has given some fans the blues

When he's not busting ghosts, he's breaking hearts. While it would seem unlikely that the affable comedian is a terrible guy, comedy legend and vodka baron Dan Aykroyd has been rated one of MeanStars meanest. It's alleged that Aykroyd regularly surrounds himself with "goons," and demands special treatment at restaurants and movie theaters. Even back in 2004, MSNBC caught Aykroyd berating Americans for "consumerism" at a promotional event for his holiday movie, "Christmas With the Kranks." According to the news network, the Ghostbuster said, "Well, the common enemy in North America is the Western consumer. The consumer has driven oil up to $50 a barrel so we have to have these wars."

A fan took to Reddit to spill details on their interaction with Aykroyd. Their takeaway? He was a bit of a diva -– allegedly. "Dan Akroyd from The Blues Brothers. He had an extraordinarily high opinion of himself," they wrote. "I've met lots of actors, and some were nicer than others, but he was the only rude one." Another commenter claimed that the funny man owns property in their town, and locals allege he's not the nicest.

Ariana Grande may 'hate America' but loves licking doughnuts

Pop starlet Ariana Grande managed to not only alienate most of her fans but an entire country when she stated, "I hate Americans. I hate America" on July 4, 2015 in a California doughnut shop. She also licked pastries she didn't buy. Her egregious behavior was caught on the shop's security camera. The singer was subsequently nixed from performing at a White House event, despite multiple public apologies.

According to New York Daily News, Grande can be a diva sometimes. The star allegedly once left a meet–and–greet because she didn't like how the photos were turning out. Grande reportedly also made some disturbing comments about her fans in the past. This information is coming from an unnamed industry insider, so of course this can't be confirmed. "She did autographs and pics and was all smiles until she got into the elevator," the anonymous source told the outlet. "And as soon as the doors shut she said, 'I hope they all f***king die.'" Yeah ... let's hope there's no truth to this claim.

Bruce Willis' diagnosis may explain some of his alleged behavior

It's pretty common knowledge among movie buffs that Bruce Willis is a notoriously difficult actor to work with, based on stories told by everyone from Kevin Smith to Sylvester Stallone, but fans' personal stories reflect more of the same. According to a report on MeanStars, Willis allegedly scolded a couple of kids in a mall food court for recognizing him and pointing him out, though why a child would recognize Willis for anything seems unusual these days.

Radar Online alleged that Willis also lost his temper with a female fan who poked him in the shoulder. It seems that the star isn't a fan of handsy strangers, because he reportedly shouted, "Don't you EVER touch me, understand?" He allegedly told the woman, "I need to leave" and then stormed off. Although Willis may have turned fans off with his alleged rude behavior in the past, some supporters were empathetic toward the actor after they looked at one of his "rude" interviews through a different perspective. Willis' behavior in the clip could be explained by his Aphasia diagnosis. The language disorder "can impact your speech, as well as the way you write and understand both spoken and written language," according to Mayo Clinic.

Cameron Diaz reportedly gave a lecture instead of autographs

Cameron Diaz is notoriously reluctant to sign autographs, and she's apparently even against interacting with fans when it's part of the job. Witnesses told Radar Online that the actor was not interested in the fans at a premiere of "Sex Tape" in 2014. "It's not like the fans were following them at a hotel or restaurant, it was a film premiere with fans," the insider said. "When Cameron was spotted, she ... refused the fans [photos and autographs] telling them, 'If I did it for you, I'd have to do it for everyone,' before storming off."

The source noted that even if she "did it for everyone," it probably wouldn't have taken long. "Cameron was as unfriendly as can be and it was really disappointing ... There were literally only four of five fans waiting and asking for them when they left. It was not a huge crowd and would have taken less time for them to sign an autograph or take a picture rather than giving a lecture about not doing it."

Martha Stewart has a rep for being a perfectionist

One fan said Martha Stewart was so mean at an autograph signing that it was almost criminal. "After waiting in line, my mother was refused an extra autograph and she also wouldn't make out the one promised autograph to anyone but the person who was getting it," a fan claimed via Reddit. "Even after explaining it was for her son, Martha refused. I could maybe understand if it was after signing 5,000 autographs or even 500, but it was a small event ... At the very end of the event as people are leaving Martha Stewart was overheard talking to her mother who happened to be with her," the fan continued. When Stewart's mom asked what to do with floral arrangements at the event, Stewart allegedly replied, "We take them or throw them out, these common people don't deserve them, far too expensive and they wouldn't appreciate their beauty."

Another Reddit source says Stewart once told a fan, "Unless you can magically make coffee appear, get out of my face." It looks like Martha Stewart's warm persona might just be for the cameras. In fact, her own daughter, Alexis Stewart, even admits that her mother isn't the nicest. The author opened up about being raised by the TV cook in her book, "Whateverland: Learning to Live Here." Apparently, her holidays were hell and her mother pressured her to be perfect at all times.

Billy Corgan seems to regret his supposed off-putting actions

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan was straight up mean to a fan who gave him a compliment. "He came into a club I worked in when he was on tour," the fan posted on Reddit (via Gigwise). "I was a huge fan and I told him so. He said my opinion was 'f***ing bulls***' and to 'f*** off.'" Wow. Seems a bit unprompted, don't you think? Another fan on Reddit claims Corgan spit in his face. "Billy Corgan spat in my face, and I threw him down a flight of stairs," they penned. Maybe that attitude is why Zwan didn't work out.

Reddit users shared their opinions on Corgan's alleged questionable behavior in yet another thread, and, you guessed it, many concluded that he's a jerk. "I like the pumpkins but Billy is the most pretentious knob just for the sake of being a pretentious knob," one Redditor wrote in part. It runs out that Corgan is rather self-aware when it comes to his reputation. During an interview with The New York Times, the musician shared that he even believes his behavior may have had a negative effect on the Smashing Pumpkins as a whole. "If I kept my mouth shut, and if I kept my band together, we'd be playing a lot bigger venues and we would be a lot more successful, and we'd be in somebody's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," Corgan admitted.

Kate Winslet may have a good reason for her alleged rudeness

During a 2012 movie promotion with Kate Winslet, the "Titanic" damsel reportedly blew off locals who waited hours in the rain to meet her. "[Winslet was] so rude, she never once acknowledged any of us, I was devastated," local resident Shanna Swan told OK!. "She gave dirty looks to people in my town who waited hours to see her."

It turns out that Winslet has had quite a tumultuous relationship with fans for quite some time. The actor shared that some "Titanic" enthusiasts haven't been the kindest to her. She took to the "Happy Sad Confused" podcast to reveal that some viewers of the film cruelly joked that Jack couldn't join Rose on the floating door due to her size. Winslet reflected on how she would have handled those critics if she had the knowledge she has now. "I would have responded, I would have said, 'Don't you dare treat me like this. I'm a young woman, my body is changing, I'm figuring it out,'" she said. "I'm deeply insecure, I'm terrified, don't make this any harder than it already is.'" Perhaps this could explain Winslet's alleged behavior toward fans.

William Shatner sasses back

One Redditor had the unfortunate experience of dealing with actor William Shatner more than once, and every time was similarly bad. "I've dealt with him on film projects, at comic conventions, and on a sponsorship deal, and he's universally a d*** to everyone. Making volunteers cry, telling fans to pose a certain way or he won't take their picture, refusing to say even a word to people who paid $100 for an autograph," the insider dished. "Just this weekend he was wicked drunk at a convention in San Jose and humiliated a bunch of volunteers."

It turns out that those fans who allegedly paid $100 for an autograph from the actor might have actually been lucky, because Shatner took to Twitter in 2018 to update his rules regarding signing things for fans. "How about you just don't ask me? Most who follow me know I don't give autographs in public," he wrote. Shatner fired back with a few sassy remarks after fans criticized his decision. "You don't like that ... don't follow me," he penned in response to one fan.

Mike Myers allegedly acted like an ogre to fans

A fan saw Mike Myers at a bar, and his behavior was supposedly more "Shrek" than "Love Guru." "Prior to paying our tab, I walked over [to Myers] and said, 'Hey Mike, I'm a big fan, can I buy you a beer?'" the fan told Mean Stars. "And without even turning to look at me, he says, 'I can afford my own drinks a**hole, save your money for my next movie.'"

Myers may have been equally as mean to his colleagues because his "Cat in the Hat" co-star Amy Hill claimed that he isn't exactly a joy to work with. "He had his handlers dress his trailer, and his area was all covered with tenting because he didn't want anybody seeing him," he shared, per Express. "It was so weird. It was just the worst ... I was miserable. I just thought it was really rude for him to not take all of us into consideration."

Perhaps Myers' reputation has played a role in why it seems that Hollywood stopped casting him. He also opened up to GQ about his dwindling career, revealing that he actually rejects most of the roles that come his way.

Jamie Foxx has been accused of being mean

One Redditor had a bad experience with "Django Unchained" actor Jamie Foxx. "Several years ago, when 'Stealth' was coming out, they held the premiere at the Naval Air Station in San Diego. They gave a few tickets to the event to the ships that were in port at the time and I was lucky enough to get a pair. Before the showing of the movie, everyone was mingling around and socializing. Jessica Biel, Josh Lucas, the director, producers, and everyone else involved in the picture were very gracious and friendly," the fan said, before going on to share that Foxx was the only celeb who wasn't friendly. Rather than interacting with his fans and colleagues, the star stayed glued to his seat. It seems that he couldn't be bothered to interact with his supporters.

Foxx allegedly isn't only mean to fans. His "In Living Color" co-star, Tommy Davidson, gave him a not-so-nice shout-out in his book, "Living in Color: What's Funny about Me." He shared that the actor would often make mean jokes at his expense, per Page Six.

Scarlett Johansson left some fans in the cold

Scarlett Johansson had fans seeing red after she left them high and dry. "I had just seen a play on Broadway starring Scarlett Johansson, and I was waiting by the stage exit after the play, along with at least fifteen other people, for autographs," a fan claimed on Reddit. "It was February in NYC, snowing hard, we were all freezing. Each one of her co-stars came out and signed ... Scarlett was the very last to exit and she completely ignored everybody. I was younger and it completely crushed me, she was my favorite celebrity and this was my only chance to ever see her. Pretty much everyone who waited 45+ minutes beside me had the same sentiments."

If you ever spot Johansson out and about in public, it might not be the best idea to whip out your cell phone and snap a pic. The star has said herself that she doesn't appreciate it when fans take photos of her. In an interview with New Review (via Digital Spy), the actor shared that she has even had fans take pictures of her while out eating dinner. The "Black Widow" star went on to reveal that she would never commit such an act without asking first, but she probably wouldn't need to -– she's Scarlett Johansson.

Madonna isn't afraid to share choice words with fans

The Queen of Pop has a reputation for being cruel to her loyal subjects. One Reddit witness watched Madonna write "f*** you" instead of signing an autograph for a fan. That apparently wasn't an isolated incident: the Daily Mail reports that Madge berated fans for having the nerve to be upset that she showed up more than an hour late for a Manchester, England concert in December 2015, telling the crowd, "All you b***hes who keep complaining about it can shut the f*** up ... If you diva b***hes want to keep complaining about it don't come to my show." 

She also once humiliated a fan who was too starstruck to sing along with her at a separate concert. She asked the supporter to join her in singing "Open Your Heart," and when they didn't know the words, she reportedly said, "You really don't know the song. Shame on you!" per OK! She really didn't let up and allegedly also told the fan, "You're wearing the T-shirt that says 'Open Your Heart.' I hand you the mike and you don't sing," she said. "What the f***?" Sounds like music really doesn't make the people come together.

Jared Leto is only giving autographs and nothing more

One Thirty Seconds to Mars fan doesn't worship Jared Leto anymore. "The band was autographing things after the show, so I waited in line. They all talked amongst themselves as they absentmindedly signed autographs," an unlucky fan told Thought Catalog. "When I got to Jared Leto, I said, 'Hey, that was a great show!' He responded, 'I signed your s***, now f*** off!'"

Not only is Jared Leto allegedly rude to fans, but he also reportedly takes advantage of them. He has faced quite a few sexual assault allegations over the years from women who allege he targeted them when they were minors. An article from Contemptor compiles many of these claims posted to various platforms, most of which have since been deleted. In 2005, reports alleged that the actor was pursuing teenage models. "Girls from IMG, Elite, Next and Women are staying there, and Jared has been hitting on all of them," a source told the New York Post. "He's a serial texter. He is constantly texting these16- and 17-year-old girls. It's really kind of creepy."

If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact RAINN's National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Sandra Bullock allegedly blindsided one fan with her behavior

Sandra Bullock is generally regarded as America's Sweetheart, so she blindsided one autograph-seeking fan with her unsportsmanlike behavior. In December 2012, a source told Star (via Celebrity Dirty Laundry) that Bullock flipped out at a fan when he asked her to sign something. "Sandra was so rude. She covered her face and yelled," the spy said. "He just wanted an autograph, and she actually yelled at him!" To make the whole matter even worse: the fan was reportedly a wheelchair-bound veteran. Yikes.

It turns out that Bullock receives quite a bit of backlash online, not only for the alleged incident involving the veteran who only wanted an autograph, but also due to things completely out of her control. Could this explain her rumored behavior? She told People that she discovered this hate after Googling herself for the first time. "Some things I was very well aware of," she shared in part. "'Sandra Bullock is over 40' came up a lot. I know that. 'Sandra Bullock's way past 40.' Yeah, I know that, too. 'There's absolutely nothing special about her acting. She's not particularly attractive, I can't stand her, she's mediocre. She's over 40."

Kristin Cavallari had a mean girl rep

It's unclear what former "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" reality star Kristin Cavallari does that would make her have hordes of fans, but she reportedly doesn't even treat them well. A witness told Star magazine (via Talko) that a fan told Cavallari at an event, "I love you so much. Can you sign something for me?" She allegedly responded by mocking the fan behind her back. Ew!

Cavallari hasn't confirmed this claim, so hopefully there isn't much truth to this story. However, the reality TV star did admit to being a bit of a mean girl in the past, so how can we really be sure? The star opened up about her off-putting persona on the reality TV show "Laguna Beach" in her book, "Balancing in Heels: My Journey to Health, Happiness, and Making It All Work." She shared that she was manipulated by producers and wasn't able to portray herself authentically. "To some I seemed confident and beyond my high school years; to others, I seemed like a mean girl," Cavallari wrote in part. "Either way, I was shocked and sad that I was being portrayed as anything but myself: a sarcastic, goofy girl who just wanted to have fun."

Adam Levine loves his fans. Really

Not only is Adam Levine allegedly rude in his relationship with wife Behati Prinsloo, but he's also reportedly rude to fans. One supporter told Reddit (via Gigwise) that the Maroon 5 frontman is reportedly picky about who is and is not worthy of his autograph. "I was with one of my girlfriends. She was so excited to get [Adam Levine's] autograph," the fan said. "After asking for it, he said, 'I don't give autographs to ugly chicks.'"

Levine's opinion of his fans was questioned once again after a highly debated TikTok video showed that he wasn't exactly thrilled after a fan jumped on stage and hugged him. In the clip, the musician can be seen making seemingly agitated facial expressions after the woman was escorted off stage.

The star later addressed the incident via Instagram Stories (via USA Today). "I have always been someone that loves, respects, worships our fans," he shared. "Without our fans, we don't have a job. I say that all the time to our fans. To think that anyone would believe that I thought our fans were beneath us or less than us makes my stomach turn. That's just not who I am." The "Payphone" singer also came under fire in 2020 after fans felt he appeared to be in a bad mood during a "Maroon 5" concert in Chile. Levine later took to Instagram Stories to issue an apology.

Robert Pattinson has taken pains to hide from fans

Actor Robert Pattinson has dissed the very fans that made him relevant and rich. "What's really weird about Twilight fans is that they're not really teenagers. Most of them are older," he told Interview magazine (via Us Weekly). "Twilight has its own fan culture that existed from day one. And in an intense way that didn't exist before. Sometimes I ask myself what these masses of people do the whole day. They sit in front of their computers and comment on anything having even remotely to do with Twilight."

Pattinson has always appeared to be a bit standoffish with fans and has even gone so far as to disguise himself from them. He told Time that while filming "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" in Canada, he would cover up with a hooded jacket and even spit on the ground and make erratic movements to encourage folks to keep their distance. According to him, it worked. So, if you ever see a sketchy-looking man with a hood over his head and think to yourself "that looks like the guy from 'Twilight,'" it's not impossible that it could actually be Pattinson.

Megan Fox allegedly refused a rose

Megan Fox broke 11-year-old Harvey Kindlon's heart in June 2009 when the London native offered the actor a yellow rose at the "Transformers" premiere. She rebuffed him, and the moment was caught by paparazzi cameras, earning the raven-haired stunner a reputation as a real soul-crusher. Fox later claimed that she simply didn't see the eager fan in a statement shared with Collider (via Chron).

"I feel so sad for him," she said. "That's so terrible. That kills me. There were, like, 80 million people everywhere. It's dark, all I see are flashes. Everyone's yelling different things ... and I didn't know that was happening. If you know his name, I will send him a personal apology. I'm horrified. I would never do that. I'm sorry, sweet boy. I would never do that to you, and I would gladly accept your rose if I see you again." Although Fox apologized, she never actually met with the little kid.

Will Ferrell is just human like the rest of us

Funny guy Will Ferrell is shy and awkward, and that sometimes translates into rudeness and outright cruelty to fans. Autograph magazine (via Page Six) says he's almost as bad as Cameron Diaz when it comes to signing anything. A source said, "He mocks people, taunts and embarrasses them when they ask for autographs."

Will Ferrell's name also was mentioned quite a few times in a Reddit thread where a user presented the question, "Who's a celebrity who most people think is good, but in reality is a total d***?" One Redditor shared, "Will Ferrell. My cousins went to a shooting of one if his movies and said in between shots he would terribly berate the staff." Some people were disappointed by the news, but others were empathetic. "I've heard stories about Will Ferrell that completely run the gamut of 'Super nice and generous' to 'Absolute horrible person,'" one fan wrote. "Thus I've decided he's not some kind of super being and is rather just an actual human who sometimes has bad days and takes it out on people he shouldn't, just like the rest of us."

Lea Michele has apologized for her actions

Before Hailee Steinfeld was a pop star and an Oscar nominee for "True Grit," she was a heartbroken fan of "Glee" crooner Lea Michele. Steinfeld told J-14, "I saw Lea Michele just walking to her trailer and I was like, 'That's the girl from Glee. I've got to go ask for her autograph!' So I walked up to her and asked for her autograph, but she walked by and a guy came and said, 'Sorry, now's not a good time!' So I had to walk all the way back to the car wearing what I was wearing. I was practically crying on the way home. I was so sad!"

Steinfeld isn't the only star who has shared a horror story about Lea Michele. Her former "Glee" co-star Samantha Ware also called her out for allegedly being a bully on the set of the show. She claimed that Michele even made racially insensitive comments toward her. "She had an issue because I had laughed [when watching a scene] and that's when the 'I'm going to s*** in your wig' comment happened," Ware told Variety of one of her former co-star's statements. Amber Riley and Alex Newell also spoke out about Michele's alleged rude behavior, and the actor herself eventually issued an apology, per Glamour.

Does Toby Keith really care about the troops?

Country music celebrity Toby Keith may be patriotic, but that doesn't mean he's friendly — not even with the troops he loves to say he supports. A source told Reddit, "He was doing a USO tour, and came through Iraq. We had a 'DV (Distinguished Visitor)' tent set up, and after his show, some of the guys I worked with wanted to see him. He was in there about six hours or so before his flight, and they asked the guards who were outside his tent if they could meet him. They heard his response clearly from inside, 'Tell the airmen they can take a picture of me when they take my bags to the plane.'" The social media user went on to share that they felt Keith made those troops feel worse rather than better, which probably wasn't what they expected.

Keith may have let another group of fans down after he reportedly performed a concert in Minnesota while drunk back in 2014. Some of his supporters took to Twitter to express their frustration. "So Toby Keith was terrible ... he was so drunk u couldn't understand the words," one user wrote. Another shared, "Toby Keith, not worth it. Was drunk on stage, sounded terrible."

Tommy Lee doesn't owe fans a thing

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee isn't interested in selfies with you, even if you're the source of his livelihood. In an open letter posted to the band's Facebook page in June 2012, Lee wrote that while he "f***ing loves" his fans, "what I have a problem with is ... taking pictures! I hate it! Irritates the f*** out of me when people say ... 'You owe it to your fans, they put you where you are, etc. etc.!' I certainly don't owe anybody anything!" He added, "I'm not here to take pictures with you, I'm here to entertain you! Nobody put me where I am but ME! They may have helped inspire me with their love for what I do ... but I put myself right here where I want to be with a lot of hard work, practice, talent, luck, etc."

A year later, he announced he would no longer participate in band meet-and-greets or take photos with fans, but he may have been justified in this decision. Lee shared that he was asked to pose for a pic while picking up his mother's ashes from a mortuary. Yikes!

Chris Brown isn't above punching fans

Some might say that Chris Brown often garners attention for all the wrong reasons. The controversial "With You" singer may have proved he has a short temper with fans when he took to Instagram Stories (via The Jasmine Brand) to let off some steam regarding messages he had received from his supporters. "To all you weird a** people (fan pages) who complain when i'm promoting all my NFT, ART, businesses, etc ... Chill the f**** out!" the musician penned. "Never met such entitled and unnecessarily aggravating individuals in my life. B***h I said the album dropping June 24 that block button finna be my best friend. Think Im playing." Welp ... it looks like Chris Brown fans might have to be extra careful when sharing their opinions on his social media posts.

A separate incident involving Brown and a fan got much more violent –- and it even resulted in the star pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault. According to Reuters, Brown faced charges after punching a fan and breaking his nose. The fan, Parker Adams, had jumped in front of the camera while Brown was taking photos with a separate group of his supporters. The "Under the Influence" singer was ultimately sentenced to two days in jail in connection with the incident.

One fan's interaction with Amy Schumer is up for debate

Like some other celebrities, comedienne Amy Schumer has made no secret about her mixed feelings about fans. In November 2015, the Associated Press (via Page Six) said she shortchanged a Maine comedy club audience when she performed for only 35-40 minutes of the hour they'd been promised. In January 2016, she publicly lashed out at a 17-year-old fan for a joke he tweeted about her after meeting her at an event, and in May 2016, she attacked a fan on Instagram (and even posted his photo) after she refused to take a picture with him while walking down the street.

"This guy in front of his family just ran up next to me scared the s*** out of me," Schumer wrote in the caption of the since-deleted post (via Daily Mail). "Put a camera in my face. I asked him to stop and he said, 'No, it's America and we paid for you.' This was in front of his daughter. I was saying 'stop' and 'no.' Great message to your kid."

The fan's account, which was backed up by a video, was a lot different. In his clip, Schumer calmly says, "That's rude. Can you delete that?" The fan then apologizes. The scorned fan told FOX Carolina that he immediately stopped recording when Schumer asked. "I did it in a non-threatening way," he said. The fan claims Schumer walked away but then returned to take his photo and share it with her millions of Instagram followers.

Bad Bunny believes respect is a two-way street

Rapper and singer Bad Bunny came under fire after he was caught on camera throwing a fan's phone. The viral video that captured the moment showed fans crowding around the musician. One woman ran up to the star and placed her phone in front of his face, apparently attempting to capture a photo or video. Bad Bunny seemingly wasn't in the mood for selfies that day, because he snatched the phone and chucked it in the direction of a nearby body of water.

This interaction sparked backlash across social media, prompting Bad Bunny to issue a statement. It turns out that the "Me Porto Bonito" singer wasn't all that apologetic. "Anyone who comes up to me to say hello, to tell me something, or just to meet me, will always receive my attention and respect," he wrote in a now-deleted Tweet (via Variety). "But those who come to put a damn phone in my face, I'll consider that what it is: a lack of respect and I'll treat that the same way."

While Bad Bunny didn't appear to be too fond of the woman in the viral video, he's done kind things for fans in the past. The musician performed a free concert on top of a gas station roof in Puerto Rico in December 2022. If the location of the show seems strange, that's because Bad Bunny and rapper Arcángel were there filming a music video.

Do not look at Kevin James, fans

Actor Kevin James is known for playing hilarious, fun-loving characters in movies and TV shows like "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," "Grown Ups," and "The King of Queens," but some fans claim he's nothing like his on-screen personas. Reddit users created a bit of buzz around James after they took to the platform to detail their alleged interactions with the actor. One user claimed that both James and Vince Vaughn were rumored to have treated fans poorly when dining at restaurants.

"Wait staff at restaurants were told not to look at them and not to address them directly," they wrote in part in a comment. "When a waitress asked what he would like to drink, Kevin James said 'You were told not to talk to me directly.'" Another user shared, "I worked at a car dealership and Kevin James came in to buy a car. All of our managers told us to not even look at him. One of my buddies tried getting a picture and him and his security were super d***s, basically said no."

Kevin addressed one of the claims surrounding his behavior during an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." He took a moment to jokingly deny that he ever refused to talk to wait staff. "Can we check the facts on this one?" the comedian asked. "If there was ever –- right? –- I mean, honestly, a situation where I needed someone's undivided attention, it's gonna be when I'm ordering food at a restaurant, right?" 

DaBaby has gotten handsy with fans

Rapper DaBaby has a history of violent behavior toward fans who get a bit too close. In 2019, the star punched a fan who seemingly attempted to grab his chain during a performance. The violence continued in 2020 when video footage captured the star slapping a woman in the face at a venue. According to TMZ, the woman, Tyronesha Laws, told law enforcement that DaBaby hit the wrong person. She alleged that a woman next to her actually hit the rapper, but he mistakenly attacked her instead. DaBaby later issued an apology in which he shared he didn't realize the fan was a woman, per TMZ.

In 2021, The U.S. Sun reported that witnesses claimed the rapper's team allegedly punched a fan who simply asked the star for a handshake. DaBaby caused an uproar once again when he made shocking comments during a festival performance August 2021. "If you didn't show up today with HIV, AIDS, or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that'll make you die in two to three weeks, then put your cellphone lighter up," he told fans while on stage. He went on to state, "Fellas, if you ain't sucking d*** in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up." DaBaby posted (then later deleted) an apology for his statements to Instagram.

Kim Kardashian is known to clap back

Kim Kardashian is arguably one of the most polarizing reality TV stars. Love her or hate her, Kim is great at making herself a hot topic. She often makes headlines for getting into spats with fans on social media. The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star has taken quite a few jabs at fans when defending herself and her family. In 2018, the Skims founder took to Twitter to clap back at a person who criticized her while defending Kourtney Kardashian. "What Kim doesn't seem to understand is that Kourtney is done living this Kardashian life," the fan wrote in a now-deleted tweet. "She's sick and tired of being forced to stay relevant. Kourtney just wants to be present in her children's lives." The Twitter user was referencing a "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" clip in which Kim and Kourtney got into a heated argument regarding work ethic.

Kim apparently wasn't too happy about this statement. "Oh word, did Kourt tell you this?" she wrote in response to the tweet. "She sure wanna live that Kardashian life though, and BTW this photo shoot was our Christmas card. Family memories we were creating. Just tune in before you start acting like you know things." On a separate occasion, Kardashian took to Twitter to call out a fan who accused her of rarely spending time with her children.

Kanye West went for a K.O.

In January 2022, Kanye West allegedly punched a man who asked him for an autograph. The aftermath of the incident was caught on camera, and the man can be seen lying on the ground while West argues with a woman in the distance. A bystander can be heard saying, "Can you please call the cops?" so things may have gotten rather serious. Although the man reportedly simply asked West for an autograph, the rapper claimed that his intentions weren't pure.

During an interview for Hollywood Unlocked, West claimed that the man was actually requesting his signature so he could sell it. "So I end up getting [into] an altercation with the guy that wanted to make money off my autographs. And this dude's just, he just had this like real attitude like 'What you gone do?'" It didn't seem that West regretted his actions, because he went on to share, "Imma just tell you that blue COVID mask didn't stop that knockout."

While West may have not been too concerned about the altercation, it actually got him into a bit of trouble with the law. The "Bound 2" rapper was a suspect in an investigation following a battery report, per People. Law enforcement shared, "The report was taken at 3 a.m. and the incident occurred at Santa Fe and Bay street. No arrests have been made and it's being investigated by our Newton division."

Kylie Jenner has been unfairly criticized

Much like a few of her sisters, Kylie Jenner has had a few moments where she could have been a bit nicer to fans. The mother of two came under fire after footage of a Kylie Cosmetics launch party surfaced online. According to The U.S. Sun, a TikTok video showed a woman walking up to Jenner to take a photo. Fans pointed out that the beauty mogul appeared uninterested and didn't speak to the woman or acknowledge her much at all. The fan in the video, Refinery29 producer Alexa Rhodes, also posted the clip to Instagram, and it seems that she actually had a blast despite fans' criticisms of Jenner. "Interviewed the one and only @kyliejenner tonight and she was nothing but nice to me!!" the caption read in part.

If you're a massive Kylie Jenner fan, you might recall that the star also received backlash following her interaction with a group of young fans back in 2016. "Don't touch me!" the star told the group of young girls in video footage that captured the moment, per TMZ. Jenner later took to Twitter to address the incident, and it turns out that she didn't hold a grudge against the fans and even took time to speak with them. "She wasn't annoying," the reality TV star wrote, seemingly referring to the girl who grabbed her arm. "She came in the restaurant after and I had a talk with her and we took photos."