Wow, and another one bites the dust.
It’s so interesting that a lot of the really nice guys in Hollywood are calling it quits when it comes to signing for fans.
Angelina Jolie is having security hand pick people to go in the barricades, Dustin Hoffman is getting more difficult, and Johnny Depp who is generally super awesome didn’t sign at the Alice Through The Looking Glass premiere this week.
Now, Kiefer Sutherland one of the really nice guys in Hollywood has posted this on his Facebook page:
That makes me really sad, because I hate seeing nice celebrities (or nice people in general) have to put rules in place like this.
Now, there are two sides to every coin, he is a celebrity and it comes with the territory. It is interesting to see people nowadays coming with stacks and stacks of times as opposed to the general two or three things. And I’m not saying I’m not guilty of bringing a lot of things to different events, while I don’t sell things, honestly I don’t judge people who do.
I think really it has to do with manners and respect. If someone doesn’t mind signing, awesome, but if you’re there with a stack of 50 photos to get done, you know that if you even get 10 it’ll be at the expense, (more than likely) of someone else who is there possibly with just one item.
I can see why a celebrity would get annoyed at this. I would. If I was in his position. I would say line up, one each, and that’s it. Done. This way everyone leaves with something. If I get one thing done, I’m happy for the most part.
Here is a random sampling of comments from Kiefer Sutherland’s Facebook page about what he said.
Now, I’m not sure if he is just not going to stop signing in general or this is just for his recent concert tour, but either way it does suck for everyone.
So, whether you’re a dealer, a collector, or just a fan… Remember to be respectful of the person who is signing for you because if not, I think we’re all going to see this happen more and more and it will get ruined for everyone.
Until next time kids…