15+ People Who Regret Meeting Their Celebrity Idols

15+ People Who Regret Meeting Their Celebrity Idols

You may have heard the saying, “Never meet your heroes.”

This comes from fans who were disappointed after meeting their favorite celeb or public figure. Instead of being everything they hoped they’d be — nice and welcoming — they were rude and aloof.

Cue some dashed dreams.

With that being said, here are 15+ who regret meeting their celebrity faves.

This person who met Michael Jordan.

When this Reddit user’s friend won a contest to go to the All-Star festivities, they were so excited to meet the basketball star.

Sadly, those dreams were squashed when Jordan apparently rejected an autograph and photo and didn’t care whether the friend was a big fan or not.

This person who met Ed Sheeran.

This Reddit user’s friend worked at Ed’s record label.

“They had a long day of meetings and interviews where she was responsible to keep him happy. He was the biggest [expletive] and acted like he was better than anyone else.”

This person who met Bill Nye.

Prepare for your childhood to be dashed. This Reddit user said that the famed scientist was a jerk to him at a USA Science & Engineering Festival.

He apparently rolled his eyes and was very snarky when he asked for an autograph.

This person who met Val Kilmer. 

Val hating being Batman may have something to do with this Reddit user’s bad reaction with the actor.

According to them, he was super rude to his friend while he was trying to ask Val a question during a Q&A.

This person who met Sophie Turner

@Re_BirthofVenus had waited and waited to get Sophie’s signature and wasn’t about to walk away disappointed. But when the Wardeness of the North attempted to sign the poster, the pen wouldn’t write.

They wound up scribbling so hard on the poster trying to make the pen work that it ripped the paper!

This person who met Gene Simmons. 

“He told me my shirt was lame. Then I laughed bc I thought he was making a joke. He said stop laughing that wasn’t a joke and left.” – Redditor The_Real_Raw_Gary

This person who met Neil Degrasse Tyson. 

He “was a real [expletive] to the crowd when he spoke at Mississippi State University around 8 years ago. The talk was a bit condescending, and it ended in a Q&A where he told a person with a question about pluto to put their hand down in the most serious and offended voice ever.” – Redditor mesoziocera

This person who met John Cusack. 

While this Redditor didn’t find John to be mean when they met him in person, they did find him incredibly boring.

“It’s like all the personality he has in his movies is a ruse to cover the fact that he doesn’t have one, and he’s just kinda…meh,” they wrote.

This person who met Conor McGregor.

“I had asked him for a picture, as silly 13 year old me would do. Told me to wait a minute and he promised he would, then saw him drive off blatantly ignoring me.” – Redditor cduggan101

This person who met Danica McKellar. 

Fans will most remember her as Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years.

This Redditor met her while on a cruise. After saying that she was great on the show, she reportedly rolled her eyes and turned her back to them.

This person who met Debbie Harry.

This is Blondie for those who don’t recognize her real name.

When this Redditor took a picture of her in concert, she reportedly freaked out. “She just pushed the decibels up one level and just repeated, ‘Give it to me! Give me the [expletive] film roll!” over and over.”

This person who met David Spade. 

Redditor Maddawg4prez wrote that they worked at a train park in Arizona when the actor and his child came in.

But since no one made a big fuss about who he is, he apparently got upset and said, “Don’t you know who I am?”

This person who met Robert Irvine.

This Redditor’s brother’s restaurant was apparently featured on Restaurant: Impossible.

“He was a [expletive] Not very nice to anyone. His staff and production people were awesome and very friendly, but him, not at all.”

This person who met Conan O’Brien. 

“Conan O’Brien mean mugged the [expletive] out of my whole class on our big class trip to New York. He later said on his show that tourists from Wisconsin are like wolves. Interesting joke.” – Redditor Judoka229

This person who met Blake Lively. 

We really wish this one isn’t true! This Redditor wrote that their boyfriend met the celeb when he was doing rigging on movies.

Apparently, as soon as the cameras are off, she’s rude to everyone and throws tantrums when she doesn’t get her own way.

This person who met Demi Lovato.

Back when Demi was on X Factor, this Redditor and their friends went to see the show.

When they saw her pulling out of the studio driveway, their friend praised the star. To this, Demi apparently said, “get the [expletive] away from me” in a super rude manner.

This person who met Cameron Diaz. 

“I grew up with a poster of Cameron Diaz on my wall. Always thought she was the dopest. Then I met her and she was rude, stuck up, and made me get out of an elevator I was already in so she could ride it up alone.” – Redditor complexwork

This person who met Ricky Gervais. 

A super fan of Ricky’s was forced by a friend to go and ask for a photo.

When Ricky agreed, the fan was so overcome with emotion that they ran around the corner and began crying uncontrollably.

This person who met Pete Wentz.

This fan got a little too familiar with the bass player/frontman of the pop-punk band Fall Out Boy.

Apparently, when they went to put their arm around Pete for a picture, they accidentally grabbed his butt!

This person who met Diddy.

Sometimes, no matter how much you plan or rehearse, meeting your favorite celebrity has a way of taking your breath away.

This probably explains why the only thing that @ressiecups was able to say to Diddy backstage was “Hi. Why is it so hot out here?”