20 Awkward Celebrity Fan Encounters That Make Us Uncomfortable

20 Awkward Celebrity Fan Encounters That Make Us Uncomfortable

It may be incredibly exhilarating to get to meet a celebrity that you idolize. But no matter how excited you may get, you need to make sure that you never interact with these celebrities in ways that would make you a fitting candidate for the list that you’re about to read.

Which also means that if the celebrity you’re about to “meet” is in the car and about to drive away, like Cara Delevingne, perhaps you shouldn’t run up to the car anyway. And regardless of your opinion on Justin Bieber, after the photo we have of one fan kissing him, you can understand why he no longer takes photos with fans. Something that Rihanna, who also has a fan act inappropriately for one of our entries, may also want to adopt for her future. Though in the case of Miley Cyrus’s entry, it seems like that type of inappropriate behavior may have even be encouraged.

Alfonso Ribeiro says that he gets asked to do the Carlton dance every single day he leaves his house, which may also explain his awkward reaction when a fan tries to dance along for a photo. Speaking of dancing, Katy Perry could also be the best singer in the entire world (she isn’t) and the idea to get a tattoo of her across your back, as one fan decided to do, is still one that would probably raise some eyebrows. Nick Jonas also learned the hard way as to how rude some fans can be after one asked for a photo, only to then mock him online for his height.

These are the 20 Awkward Celebrity Fan Encounters That Make Us Uncomfortable


While there are many attractive celebrities only a handful, including Clooney, have been called the best-looking celebrity in Hollywood according to People magazine. In fact, People magazine has bestowed that honor on him not only once, but twice. The first year coming in 1996 and then again in 2006.

When talking about being chosen, Clooney joked,

“This one’s going to be hard for Brad (Pitt) since he’s been Sexiest Man Alive twice. He’s enjoyed that mantle. I’d say ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ to him and he’d go, ‘Two-time.’ So that’s been taken away. We used to call him Two Time. So Brad’s going to be upset.”

Which also means that Clooney (and Pitt for that matter) is probably familiar with having fans letting him know how attractive they think he is. But one thing we hope he never has to experience too often is a fan being so enthusiastic that they try and plant a kiss on him! Though at least this fan failed in their attempt, unlike the fan you’ll see with Justin Bieber’s entry.

Perhaps the fact that he has been married to Amal Alamuddin since 2014 (and has started a family) may help reduce the amount of unwanted affection that some of his fans are seemingly so adamant to show to him.

(Source: People)


There are many celebrities in Hollywood who have had countless strangers come up to them and try and charm them. One of those celebrities is Megan Fox, who knows that whenever she leaves the house that she is probably going to have at least one person come up to her and tell her how beautiful she is. There are also some of her more “passionate” fans who have bombarded her with gifts over the years, which you may admit could definitely rub her the wrong way.

But we don’t know if Fox ever saw this fan’s attempt to show affection with his gift of a flower. Which means that instead of an awkward interaction that involved her politely rejecting it, it’s an even more awkward situation of him reaching out in vain in an attempt to get her attention.

Nobody can blame Fox for not being aware that there was an excited fan nearby who was doing everything he could to try and grab her attention. Especially when you consider that the main priority that she had to have running through her mind was just making sure she was staying safe. But perhaps this can also serve as a reminder for this young fan that if he’s going to want to give a girl a flower, that he may be a lot more successful if he’s giving that flower to someone in his class and not a world famous movie star.


When Alfonso Ribeiro sat down for an interview with ABC News, he admitted the impact that the famous “Carlton” dance from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has had on his life.

“I get asked to do the dance every day I leave the house. So the only day in my life where I’m not going to get asked to do that dance is if I stay home.”

Ribeiro also went on to discuss what his reaction to it is,

“Some days I’m in a good mood, and some days I’m not in as good of a mood. And I might have a nice comeback for them. Every once in a while, I will say to people — when I’m just, like, in a bad mood, I’m like, ‘You do realize you just asked a black man to dance for you, right?'” he said. “And they’re like, ‘No, no! I didn’t mean it that way!’

And I’m like, “‘Nah! I’m just messing with you. I’m just messing with you. But I just wanted you to think about it for a second. Just for one second!'”

Which means that along with dancing beside him, this fan probably asked Ribeiro to join in on the fun.

(Source: ABCNews)


We are sure that every member of the Kardashian family has had at least one experience with an overzealous fan that has made them question if being famous is even worth the struggle. Though, at least from the outside looking in, it definitely seems like it may be worth the pain. But you also probably don’t know what it feels like to have a fan run up from behind you and pull you in close for a very inappropriate hug.

Which is sadly an experience that Khloe has not only had on her resume but even had a paparazzi member that was close enough to the action to snap a photo of the man as he went in for the hug. The look on the attacker’s face is not one that seems to indicate that this experience is going the way that he wanted it to.

For Khloe’s sake, we hope that it was only a matter of seconds before her potential bodyguard stepped in and helped save the day. And if her bodyguard wasn’t there, then perhaps this photo is also a reminder to her that no price is too high to pay for one if it means avoiding situations like this again.


There have been many amazing iterations of the classic comic book character, The Joker. But we would not be surprised on if you had to ask the general population as to what version of the character they love the most if they come back with an answer that is Heath Ledger. Who, of course, played the character for the tremendous Christopher Nolan iteration, The Dark Knight.

But Ledger perhaps gained some inspiration for what he wanted to do with the character from Jack Nicholson, who played the character back in 1989 in Batman. And while Michael Keaton was great in the movie, Nicholson was definitely a huge part as to why the film ended up making over $400 million at the box office. When talking about the role with MTV, Nicholson admitted that he was upset he wasn’t asked to reiterate the character,

“They never asked me about a sequel with the Joker. I know how to do that! Nobody ever asked me…Maybe it’s not a mistake. Maybe it was the right thing, but to be candid, I’m furious.”

Though when this fan got the chance to meet Nicholson, he decided to dial up the awkward factor to 10 when he asked him to sign a photo of Heath Ledger’s character.

(Source: MTV)


It seems like there have been far too many celebrities who have had their names come under scrutiny due to a scandal; many of which include inappropriate comments or actions in the bedroom. The latest name to “fall” is Morgan Freeman who has had 8 different women come forth and state that he had acted inappropriately, and in the process, probably ruined any former movie of his that he was the star in.

Freeman was previously seen as one of the nicest guys in Hollywood which makes this news even more devastating to hear. One of the other ramifications of this news is the fact that the pressure may be even higher than some of the other nicest guys in Hollywood may also have skeletons in their closet.

And when you think of “Nice guy” in Hollywood, no celebrity may come to your mind quicker than  Tom Hanks. So we can understand if you are holding your breath in hopes that he never slips up.

Because Hanks’ has such a strong reputation for having a great sense of character it may also make people feel like he is a lot more approachable when they see him in public. Though as this photo shows, just because Hanks will agree to a photo with you, doesn’t mean you are going to get a result that makes it look like he is happy.

(Source: TheGuardian)


Kanye West would be the first person to tell you just how amazing of a musician he is and how he may be the greatest rapper of all-time. But just because he is a talented musician who has probably influenced your life in a positive way with some of his fantastic songs, doesn’t mean you should go up to him and try and bother him for a selfie when you see him out in public. Especially if he is relaxing at what appears to be a sporting event. Which also means that the last thing he probably wanted to do is to pose for a photo.

And to be fair, it’s not like he did pose for this one. As instead of even kind of acknowledging the camera or the two fans beside of him, Kanye just appears to be staring straight ahead. Almost as if he’s just pretending this whole situation wasn’t actually happening to him. While the fans are ecstatic to get their moment with Kanye, we are sure they were also hoping that he would have looked at the camera, or at the very least, in their general direction. Especially because they will probably be talking about the time they “met” Kanye” for the foreseeable future.


Cara Delevingne first made a name for herself in the world of professional modeling. Which means she was probably pretty familiar with stepping outside of the house and having people recognize her face from a product that she was helping to promote. But looking to switch things up, Cara’s most prominent passion at the current moment is in the world of cinema; with one of her most recent projects – Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets going on to make over $225 million at the box office. And you also may have heard of a little-known film called Suicide Squad that Delevingne also had a role in.

Which means that the world is perhaps even more familiar with what she looks like now than ever before. But that does not make it acceptable for a fan to stop her and request a photo if this is the situation that they come across her in. Cara clearly does not seem to be in any mood to take a photo and the fact that she is in a car should have also made that perfectly clear to this fan.

They didn’t get the message though, and instead of a great photo, just has an uncomfortable memory. (Source: Wiki)


One of the most ridiculous things you can make fun of someone for is their height. It’s something that is largely determined by genetics and unable to be altered and as a result, many people are also very insecure if they are not the height they desire.

At 5’7, Nick Jonas isn’t among the tallest of celebrities. But that should hardly be something that ever comes into the conversation and definitely should not be done in a way that incites any level of negativity. But when Zak Hanzal, a supposed fan of Nick stopped him for a photo, he decided to also take it as an opportunity to insult Nick; captioning the photo on Instagram “@NickJonas u need a few more inches bruhh”

While some celebrities may have just ignored the obvious shade, Nick made sure to make his feelings heard, responding to the fan,

“You need some manners “bruh”. I didn’t need to stop to take that picture with you. Just rude. Very Rude.”

Which to be fair, is a very accurate assessment of the situation.

Perhaps feeling the wrath of Jonas’ fanbase, Zak later went back and altered the photo to instead read “One of the most humble superstars…MY MAN @nickjonas”, but that hardly excuses his previous behavior.

(Source: DailyMail)


AJ Lee is no longer competing in the WWE. But there was still a significant period of time when she was one of the most exciting competitors in the company. The real knock on her career with the company came with her decision to marry the former WWE wrestler, CM Punk, who has burned his own bridges with the company.

Which made the decision to stay working for the WWE one that was far too awkward for Lee or the company to handle. And while that’s disappointing for her fans, perhaps Lee would be in agreeance that who you choose to marry is a much more important decision than what you choose to do for work.

But CM Punk wasn’t the only person to get down on one knee and ask her for her hand in marriage. As this fan clearly seemed to feel enthusiastic about his love of Lee to pop the question. You would hope he did so with the knowledge that she would laugh it off because if not, he definitely would have left there with some crushed dreams instead of a great photo with his favorite star. That being said, any proposal, fake or otherwise is something that may leave you feeling uncomfortable.

(Source: Wiki)


One of the most exhausting things that you may have to do is go on an airplane. On top of being involved in what many people would consider being a potentially stressful situation, there are many other factors that can be going on that would have a significant ramification on your mood. If you’re a celebrity, especially one as popular as Nicolas Cage, flying through the skies is something that you’d have to do on a very regular basis.

But if you ever wonder why it is that stars may always want to insist that they are flying first-class, it’s because it would drastically reduce the chance that a photo like the one that is used for this entry would happen.

Becuase while Nicolas Cage may have just wanted to stretch out, close his eyes and perhaps get some rest while on this flight, instead, he had to try and pose for a photo with an excited fan.

Which means that following this very awkward photo probably came an even more awkward conversation. While we don’t know what Cage’s reaction to this photo is, we’re sure he would understand why people think it is one of the least flattering looks for him. Even if the different factors going into it may excuse his appearance.


Lady Gaga has some of the most passionate fans in the entire world. When discussing in an interview what they mean to her, she stated that the main thing that she feels helps unite all of her fans is their goal of,  “spreading a message of love and unity and acceptance to the world”.

Gaga went on to say,

“As the years have gone by, we’ve all grown up and changed, but it’s our values that stay the same. It keeps us strong. No matter what happens in our lives, in my life, the world, we always have that common ground and value system that we care about.”

Though on this particular night, Gaga definitely looked to be absolutely exhausted after what may have been a long night of performing. Which also means that no matter how much she loves her fans, at this particular time and place, she was perhaps more interested in showing herself just how much she loves crawling into bed at the end of a long day. But instead, had to pose (complete with arm pose) with two fans who definitely seemed a lot more enthusiastic at the fact that they are getting to pose alongside their idol.

(Source: NME)


Rihanna has definitely been comfortable putting her body on prominent display in a variety of different settings, such as in some of her racier music videos. Which may make it feel like for her fans that they have the right to get a little bit closer to her when they are given the opportunity to interact with her.

But let us inform you that, that is absolutely a wrong assumption to be making. And while we have made sure to crop this photo up to remove the full-on grab action that is going on, you can let Rihanna’s face tell the story as to how inappropriate this fan chose to get. She put her hands on his hip, which is a perfectly acceptable place for her to place her hands, but he definitely wasn’t grabbing hip when he placed his hands.

You can imagine that would have been one of the most awkward moments of Rihanna’s life. And if the fan thought that he was going to be able to get away with that move and have a smiling Rihanna as proof, he was very wrong. The scolding that he also probably received from Rihanna is also going to be far more memorable than how any of that felt.


When you think of celebrities who have embraced the partying lifestyle over the course of their career, no name may come to your mind quicker than Miley Cyrus. And while you may think that the “wildness” that she was so happy to embrace didn’t extend to when she was meeting strangers for photos, you would have clearly been very, very wrong. While there are many photos on this list that are going to make you uncomfortable, this may be one that takes it to a whole new level.

Because, what on earth is going on through the mind of Miley Cyrus (and this fan for that matter)?! While we definitely can’t answer that, we can pretty confidently say that at least she was able to give the fan an experience that we are sure they never forgot. But we are also pretty sure that allowing fans to get this close to her is something that also probably would not fly when you consider the fact that she is in a very serious relationship with Liam Hemsworth.

Though that also means that fans would also hopefully be a lot less willing to ask her to engage in some awkward poses like this one that has probably left you feeling uncomfortable.


It was back in March 2017 when Justin Bieber made it very clear about what his stance on taking photos with his adoring fans,

“If you happen to see me out somewhere know that I’m not gonna take a picture. I’m done taking pictures. It has gotten to the point that people won’t even say hi to me or recognize me as a human. I feel like a zoo animal, and I wanna be able to keep my sanity.”

We are sure there are many celebrities out there who can relate to that feeling of being like an animal. Especially because along with the fans trying to take photos with them, celebrities also have to fend off members of the paparazzi who are taking tabs of their daily activities.

Though at least members of the paparazzi probably aren’t going to get as close to Justin Bieber as this fan-elected to. But when you consider this cannot be the only person who has ever inappropriately touched Bieber, perhaps you can understand even further where his stance may be coming from and would employ a similar stance yourself. Bieber has definitely done some things in the past that can be deemed questionable at best, but this is something that definitely makes a lot of sense.

(Source: GlobalNews)


It did not take long after his debut in the company for Brock Lesnar to make it clear that he was going to go down in history as one of the most intimidating men to ever step foot into a WWE ring. And just in case looking tough in the WWE isn’t enough to leave you impressed with his athletic ability, the man also went on to dominate the competition in the UFC. Before, of course, jumping right back into the world of wrestling where he has again competed at a high level.

Which also means that Lesnar may have fans who appreciate him for a large variety of different things. But regardless on what these fans wanted to compliment him on this particular day, it definitely seems like Brock Lesnar was not interested in hearing about it. Perhaps because while it may be bad enough to have one person crowding you for a photo, Lesnar had to have several of them all jump in for the action.

Judging by the sign in the background it also appears that this photo was taken at an airport. Something that also may help indicate why Lesnar seemed to be in such a foul mood.

(Source: Wiki)


Summer Glau’s experience in a variety of “nerdy” franchises such as Terminator: The Sarah Connor ChroniclesFirefly, and Arrow means that she has plenty of experience attending fan conventions. Which also means that she has probably interacted with and taken photos with thousands of passionate fans over the years.

When Glau sat down for an interview and was asked about her thoughts on “hover handing”, which occurs when someone is too nervous to actually touch skin so their hand just hovers there like you see happening in our above photo, she replied

“I don’t mind people, I always ask them if I can touch them!”

Which means that on this particular day, it’s very possible she asked this fan if he wouldn’t mind if she got a bit closer; only for him to perhaps respond with something very awkward. It would at least kind of explain the look on his face that is a mix of shock, confusion and perhaps even a little bit of fear and why she also looks worried to make any type of skin to skin contact. But even if both Glau and the fan are nervous, perhaps we have to give Glau some extra credit for managing to still smile through the experience.

(Source: IMDbDailyMotion)


If you are sitting in the stands watching a sporting event, it’s very possible that you will eventually find yourself feeling a little bit bored and perhaps a little restless. But no matter how prevalent that feeling gets, you should never decide to leave your seat and jump on to the field.

Though if we want to give this fan some credit, at least he elected to keep his clothes on. Something that many many fans have left by the wayside over the years when they have decided to run on to a field during a sporting event. Though we can’t imagine what would have been a more awkward moment than when David Beckham realized that this “passionate” fan was making a beeline right for him and was pulling out his camera to get a photo. Judging by the fact that Beckham wasn’t able to get far enough away, we wouldn’t be surprised if this happened towards the end of the match.

While it definitely wasn’t long before this fan found himself in handcuffs for interrupting the match, at least he will always have photographic proof of the time he decided to rush the field. At least unless the judge decided that a fitting punishment would be making him delete the photo.


There are many different things that you can do to show just how much you love a certain celebrity. If you are a fan of an actor, perhaps you do everything you can to make sure that you are always staying up to date with their latest movies. If you are a fan of a certain musician, perhaps one of your biggest goals is making sure that you also get to go and see them in concert on at least one occasion.

But no matter how big a fan of a celebrity you are, you need to think long and hard about if the decision to get a tattoo of that celebrity. But this fan definitely wanted to make it very evident to everyone that she knows that she is a massive fan of Katy Perry. Though when you consider the tattoo is of one of her earlier albums, you need to just hope that she’s as big a fan of Perry’s latest work.

We have to give Perry some credit for smiling along for the photo, but we wouldn’t blame her if a large part of her was also feeling pretty freaked out – and perhaps a little intimidated – to be standing next to a fan who was that passionate about her career. Something also tells us that whoever this lady ends up dating also probably needs to be a pretty big fan of Perry!


One of the best ways to get to interact with some of the celebrities that you admire is to meet them at a convention. It often gives you the chance to not only see them speak but many of them also often offer photo opportunities. But while that means you can sometimes come away with a memorable photo that you cherish forever, it also means there is a chance you can come away with a photo like this that maybe leaves you feeling more uncomfortable than anything else.

Because while this lady was clearly very excited for the opportunity to meet Elijah Wood and have him stand behind her for a “pose”, he absolutely appears to be a lot more apprehensive about the whole situation.

But that also may be due to the fact that this lady seems to be extremely comfortable with allowing Wood to put his hands on her body during the photo. While Wood has done a fantastic job of making sure he kept a respectful level of space, both with his hands and his overall body language, the conversation that may have preceded that may also have explained why he was looking so squeamish, “wait, you want me to put my hands where?”


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