The self-entitlement that fans have to those they admire scares me.
It’s one thing to be told to leave them alone when they’re at a special event, but it’s another thing to be told that when they are grocery shopping or playing with their children in the park.
From my own experiences, I understand the requests and wishes of solitude and space when walking about.
For everyone else, please do not fault a “celebrity” for wanting space. I’m not talking about at conventions or screenings, but when you see them on the train, at the post office, or even waiting to cross the street.
Because while their social status may have risen, they may now “expect” people to stop them on the street, there is one thing that hasn’t changed and can’t be changed.
If you’re an introvert, being approached by a complete stranger on the street to chat or take a picture is a terrifying prospect. No matter how many times it happens, it wears on a person and it never gets easier.
You just learn to recover from those moments a little bit more quickly.