Are celebrities obligated to be nice to fans? | The Tylt
Are celebrities obligated to be nice to fans?
Folks have strong feelings on celebrity behavior and according to The Daily Dot, celebrities are obligated to be nice to their fans because without them, they have no careers:
No one deserves to have their privacy taken from them, no matter how many millions of dollars they are paid a year. But celebs should think twice about publicly complaining and putting down their fans.
The fact of the matter is that fan support is what keeps famous people famous. Without fans famous people wouldn’t have nearly the same level of egregious earning power. Like it or not, celebrities owe a lot to their fans.
Because of this bizarre capitalistic symbiosis, fans and celebrities must learn how to play nice together on the playground of life.
If fans and famous people could agree to some rules of engagement, no one would get hurt or feel badly when it comes to the taking of celebrity selfies and photographs.
Celebrities have bad days too and sometimes they don't want to be bothered. They have a right to reject your photo op and do not have to be nice to you. According to Pop Sugar, they are allowed to be jerks:
The thing about fame that nobody likes to acknowledge is that celebrities are real people, just like you and I. Sure, it's part of their job to be "on" a lot of the time, smiling for cameras and sharing funny and relatable stories in interviews. But on days when they just want to grab coffee and are being yelled at by strangers (usually about very personal and private matters that would trigger just about anyone), how can we expect them to not be a little rude? And when overzealous fans are grabbing at their clothes and pulling them close for that perfect Instagram selfie instead of actually wanting to have a conversation, how could they not feel more like zoo animals than human beings?