10+ Times Celebrities Were Rude To Their Fans

How celebrities treat their fans says a lot about them.

After all, fans are the reason celebs live such glamorous lifestyles. They attend their concerts, buy the products their pushing on Instagram, and watch their movies.

But sometimes celebs forget this very important fact, which leads us to this list of 10+ times celebs were rude to their fans.

1. When Ariana Grande was caught saying she "hates Americans."

The "Thank U, Next" singer made headlines when she and her ex-bf/backup dancer, Ricky Avarez appeared to lick donuts at a donut shop.

While there, she also made some mean comments.

When the donut shop employee brought over a tray of donuts, Ari gave a disgusted look and said, "What the [expletive] is that? I hate Americans. I hate America."

Following the backlash, Ariana issued out an apology, saying she is "EXTREMELY proud to be an American."

2. When Gwyneth Paltrow ignored fans who paid $6,000 to meet her.

This all took place at the actress's 2019 Goop's U.K. wellness summit.

Those who attended said that Gwyneth hardly made appearances and when she did, she was surrounded by security.

3. When Demi Lovato snapped at a fan.

When you see a celebrity out in public, it's natural to want to go up and ask for a picture.

That's how this Redditor's nine-year-old sister felt spotting Demi sitting only a few booths away at a local restaurant.

But she got a lot more than she expected when the singer reportedly snapped "No, can't you see I'm [expletive] busy?!" at the young girl.

We get hangry too, but that's a little much!

Sadly, the girl may have caught Demi during one of her low points, as she has been open with struggling with anger issues in the past.

4. When Justin and Hailey Bieber faked a pregnancy for April Fools.

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April Fools should be a time of lighthearted fun ⁠— not a time of making pranks that ostracise those who struggle with fertility issues.

So, naturally, fans did not react kindly to Bieber using the prank-filled holiday to fake a pregnancy.

5. When Lea Michele made Hailee Steinfeld cry.

It's not just her Glee co-stars who have called out the actress for being rude...

Back when Hailee was 14, she got rejected for an autograph from Michele. "She walked by and a guy came and said, 'Sorry, now's not a good time!'"

6. When Justin Bieber told a fan that she makes him "sick."

You don't want to interrupt the singer when he's eating, Beliebe that.

This female fan got schooled on respect in Australia when she tried to snap a picture of Justin.

7. When Chevy Chase slapped Rob Huebel across the face.

Before the comedian became famous, he was just another adoring fan of the National Lampoon's Vacation actor.

So it was quite a shock when Rob got slapped in the face for interrupting his former "idol."

This took place when Chase guest-performed with Rob's UCB Theater’s improv group.

"Chevy just hauled off and slapped me across the face – so hard – I mean, it was like I saw red," Huebel told Seth Meyers.

8. When Rihanna mocked a fan's outfit.

Rihanna showed off her feisty side in 2014 when a then-16-year-old fan, Alexis Carter, copied her style.

Carter wore a dress to prom that was similar to one Rihanna had worn on the red carpet before.

But instead of the singer taking the "imitation is flattery" approach, she turned the fan into the laughing stock of the internet.

She did so by sharing the above picture, along with another one that included the #PromBat and compared the outfit to the Wu-Tang logo.

9. When Kayne West told a fan in a wheelchair to stand up.

Oh, the cringe. The rapper made headlines in 2019 when he stopped a show to ask a disabled person to stand up.

"I decided I can't do this song, I can't do the rest of the show until everybody stands up," he told the crowd in Sydney.

"Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking," he added.

To add to his insensitivity, he had his bouncers check to see if people not standing up were actually disabled.

"If you can not prove to me that you are in a wheelchair you need to be standing, if you can it is OK to sit down," he was reported as saying.

10. When Sean Penn slammed a fan's cellphone.

The actor doesn't take kindly to people trying to sneak photos of him. When he caught a fan doing this in 2019, he went off.

"Do we look like [expletive] zoo animals?" he yelled, a witness at the hotel bar told TMZ.

11. When Robert Pattinson said that *Twilight* fans have no life.

We're already well-aware that the actor hated working on Twilight. But he also had some harsh comments about Twihards.

"Sometimes I ask myself what these masses of people do the whole day," he said in a 2013 interview with Germany's Interview magazine.

12. When Avril Lavigne refused to let her fans have any physical contact with her.

When you're paying upwards of $400 or more to meet your favorite celeb, you're at least expecting to stand within six feet of them (pre-COVID, of course).

But the singer doesn't roll that way, as she had security tell fans to maintain space from her.

13. When Russell Crowe criticized fans for clapping off sync.

When the Unhinged actor was being interviewed on TV, he showed how little patience he has by getting mad at the audience for clapping off sync. He also took verbal shots at the host.

insert awkward laughter here