Celebrities aren’t always happy to be stopped by members of their adoring public, but those who are nice enough to stop for a pic, or an autograph, usually grow accustomed to dealing with fans.
However, there are some fans that are simply too awkward to interact with comfortably, and these strange celebrity encounters make for really funny pics!
Please enjoy this collection of extremely awkward fan photo moments, sorted for ease of viewing into three categories- Freaky Fans, WTF Am I Doing Here? and Meet The Gropers, which is a little bit NSFW-ish.
1. Freaky Fans-
Things often get awkward during celebrity encounters, because some fans are so strange that they cause the celeb they idolize to freeze up like a statue:
That's why it's best that the celeb simply embraces fan freakiness, reminding themselves that they were once unfamous and awkward too:
Some celebs simply adore their freaky fans:
Letting them get away with just about anything to prove they're even freakier than their fans:
Others know how to put on a happy face and face their freaky public with a smile:
2. WTF Am I Doing Here?
Celebs will often stop for a pic out of reflex, or as a way to avoid bad publicity, but their lack of enthusiasm about the public encounter can really make for some awkward moments.
Sometimes it seems like the celeb hasn't had very much sleep for the last few days:
Or maybe the obsessive fan has roused the mighty celeb from their slumber:
Other times the celeb simply has no idea what they're doing posing for a picture when they should be out busting bad guys:
They try to play along, but their heart, and their pupils, aren't in to the whole fan meet and greet on the street:
Still, there are the Jerry Seinfelds in the celeb world who will actually hook you up with an autograph even though they clearly aren't in the mood for fan facetime:
The Patrick Stewarts of the world, who are such nice guys that they'll still pose for a picture with a smile, even if you're a bit of a close talker:
And even Britney Spears will pose for a photo-op in her best sparkly body suit and pretend to love her fans, as long as they don't touch her or get too close:
3. Meet The Gropers-
Speaking of getting too close, It's a common misconception that fans are the only ones prone to getting handsy:
Some celebs find posing for fan photos to be an exhilarating experience, and they get to know their fans a little too well:
Some celebs don't seem to have a problem letting go of their inhibitions and sharing a tender moment with a fan:
Although most celebs will try to be a bit sneakier about their displays of affection:
But when you've got it, why not flaunt it for your fans!:
I hope this collection of awkward fan photos have inspired you to go for the gusto next time you see a celeb walking around trying to act like a normal person.
When you see a celeb in the wild go up and get that pic, and don't worry about how they feel- they live for that junk!