Being famous has its ups and downs: You are adored by millions, and maybe hated by millions, too. Everyone wants a piece of you, which means that the paparazzi follow you around. Such is the price of fame! But that doesn’t keep many celebrities from complaining about what a pain in the ass celebrity can be sometimes. And whether they are saying it outright or offhandedly (or publish the phone number of a journalist in retaliation, ahem, M.I.A.), we can’t help but think that maybe these celebs are being a little negativo about the fame lavished upon them. Hey, no matter how annoying and exhausting it is to be you, at least you’re not working 9 to 5 at McDonald’s earning minimum wage.
Here, we’ve compiled some of the biggest complaining offenders. Suck it up stars!
1. Kristen Stewart
K-Stew is just starting the promotional trail for Eclipse and she’s already come out with this anti-paparazzi tirade: “I feel like I’m looking at someone being raped..A lot of the time I can’t handle it. It’s f**ked. I never expected that this would be my life.”
2. John Mayer
Before his scandalous Playboy article, before he left Twitter, John wrote a decent blog post about how the paparazzi antagonizes celebs as they come off planes, in order to get a good photo or bit of film. “The fact that [airline] passenger lists are not available to the general public means that anyone waiting at the airport with any more than the CD from the passenger seat of their car has gotten word of which celebrities will be traveling through the terminal in the same way the paparazzi do,” John explained. “In some cases, these ‘fans’ are working in concert with them. After all, it’s a great way to get a celebrity to interact with you on video if you can ask them impolite questions while they’re stopping to sign a few items for someone.”