25 Celebrities Were Completely Rude To Normal Folks


My friend and I saw David Bowie in the Chinese Gardens at Darling Harbour in Sydney. Around about 1990 I think. My friend, being the bigger fan, approached and said, ‘Excuse me, aren’t you David Bowie.’ Bowie snapped, ‘Not today.’ and walked off quickly.


I stood out in the blistering cold with my little brother Matthew to get an autograph from Eminem and that motherf*cker walked right past us.


I used to work construction with my dad when I was a young boy. We were one of many subcontractors working on the Scientology Celebrity Center.* One day, my dad sees a brown limousine pull up (right? brown) and says “That’s Tom Cruise. Here, go get his autograph,” and handed me his little pocket notebook, encrusted in dirt and concrete, and a blue bic pen. I didn’t know much about Tom Cruise, or anyone, really, but I knew he was a movie star, the first I’d ever meet! I was super excited. I left the dirt and went up to the walkway and watched Tom Cruise approach. When he got close, I held out the notebook and pen with a big, stupid grin on my face (all kids have big, stupid grins; why would I be any different?). Tom, he reached out his hand, put it in my face, and said “Move, kid,” and continued into the church.


I was at the Tampa AM a while back and all the pros were skating with the kids, Lil Wayne had his personal security kick out all the kids so he could skate alone, or practice his half a kick flip.

Written by Alex Cogen

Alex is a New Yorker currently living in Austin. She loves cats, grass, and latex but unfortunately is allergic to all 3. She makes mom and dad jokes more than she cares to admit (jk she'll admit it loud and proud). She isn't as funny as she thinks she is. She is the founder of