So, I've got a fangirl rant brewing inside me and it needs to get out. If you're not interested in this kind of thing, please look away.
Recently we attended a few events where the main stars of the shows declined taking a picture with me. One did for no reason whatsoever (and then went and posed with someone else right away) and the other looked like a deer in the headlights when I asked her for a picture and then checked with her handler to see if she could do it.
First of all, make up your own mind. Don't just pretend someone else is calling the shots. I know you don't want to do the pictures and that's fine. Just say no. Don't make up excuses or say there's no time. There's time.
Plus, I hate that excuse. Taking a picture with someone who knows what they're doing takes less time than doing an autograph and both these stars were fine doing plenty of those. I don't really have a need for an autograph - I prefer a picture. Why is that hard? One of these people (sorry I don't feel like naming names) just took pictures with fans at an event that wasn't hers last week; but then, at her show's event, she doesn't? How does that make sense? Shouldn't it be the opposite? Plus, I've never seen anyone just blatantly not take at least one picture with someone at an event like that. Heck. Sir Anthony Hopkins took about thirty. John Travolta took over a hundred. But this "star" couldn't take ONE? Really? She's bigger than both of those names? Come on. She even tried the, "If I take one with you, I have to do everyone. " excuse. NO YOU DON'T. Not everyone is getting an autograph, so why would that same thing apply to a picture? We're grown ups. We understand not everyone gets everything. But not to do any? Sorry, but that's not OK. It's not that I feel like I'm entitled or better than or that anyone owes me anything, because they don't. Just the way it all went down made me feel icky. Boo.