• Thu, Jun 14 2012

Does Kate Winslet’s Horribly Rude Behavior Merit A Public Flogging? One Fan Says Yes

Sit down and prepare yourself to be horrified by the news I’m about to tell you about Kate Winslet. Yes, that Kate Winslet. The actress everyone claims is just so nice and delightful and charming. Well, don’t be fooled by her British accent and her “tea-and-crumpets” lifestyle.

Recent reports coming in from Shelbourne Falls, Massachusetts reveal her to be the worst human beings alive. (Maybe even dead. Our afterlife reporters are off today so we can’t confirm or deny that statement.)

So Kate “high horse” Winslet arrived in town to shoot a movie. Probably an autobiographical film called “Snubbing my Nose at the Little People” or “Fans are for People without AC, Not for A-List Celebrities.” Either way, it doesn’t matter. The point of this story is that 100 fans eagerly waited to meet her upon her arrival only to find out that she had no interest in meeting them.

She didn’t even acknowledge the fans. She didn’t look at them or throw pennies at them or even let them draw her like a French girl.

Shanna Swan, a longtime fan, said Winslet’s behavior ruined celebrities for her entirely.

“She always plays such warm people on the big screen, I thought she would be kind, so when she was mean, I was crushed I watched The Titantic 13 times when I was 12 years old, and Kate wouldn’t even look up for a second to acknowledge we were all adoring her ”Everyone in town was really hurt, and I could hear people calling her name…This was the first celebrity i’ve seen in my lifetime, and sadly the experience was hurtful to me and my entire town.  Kate Winslet really left a bitter taste in our mouths.”

She may never see another movie as long as she may live. Or maybe just never watch Titanic again. Or at least not both tapes. Maybe only the second half. When you get to see Kate/Rose almost die.

While I feel for Shanna’s experience, it’s something we New Yorkers have to learn every day. That awesome celebrity you fantasized about in middle school. Well, turns out he doesn’t want to speak to you in the middle of his shoot. Even if he’s shooting on your block, and that’s kinda like fate and you’re kinda available to date him.

Celebrities are the worst. Unless they agree to take a photo with you that you can post on Facebook. Then they’re the best. Life is just so complicated!

 

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  • Kayte G

    Leave the poor woman alone. She doesn’t owe anyone an explanation for her actions. She could have a whole list of reasons for ignoring those people.
    I hate how people feel like they are owed a celebrities attention. They are just normal people who have jobs where people see what they do. If you put yourself in their shoes, I bet you would feel differently.
    I grew up in LA and saw celebrities all the time and felt bad for them when they were being followed by fans.
    Unless they are in a setting where it is okay for you to approach them, i.e. book signing, premier, or anything similar, leave them alone! You don’t know them, you may feel like you do. But they are strangers to you and you to them.

    • Nad

      I agree! Fans think they know their favourite actors/actresses so when the fans are ignored, they get upset because they think because they’re fans, the actor/actress should bow down to their every desire. If you think about, these people are basically hounding strangers and it must get annoying after a while.

  • Samirah

    Hmmmm I think a simple wave and a smile would have been enough to appease the people IF it happend the way the writer said it did. Celebs are not owned but they do owe a little of their lifestyle to the folks that MAKE them celebs and I think a wave and a smile would have sufficed.

    • Jenni Maier

      All tea-and-crumpets snark aside, I 100% agree with you. She doesn’t need to to invite them to dinner, but a smile and wave would go a long with fans.

  • Nad

    My friend visited the set last week and told me Kate looked up, smiled, and waved at her before she hopped into her truck. Anyway, this story is from Star magazine so it’s a given that everything was exaggerated. From the sounds of it, I think Kate probably ended a long day of shooting and a big group of people waited for her to leave the set. Maybe she was tired and didn’t feel like giving everyone a hug, a kiss, a picture, an autograph, and small chat. I think people just expect to be given the time of day by celebs and when they don’t get it, they feel upset. They don’t take into account the fact that Kate could be tired or just in a bad mood. She doesn’t have to greet all her fans every time she’s on set of a movie and it doesn’t mean she’s rude and doesn’t care about their fans. These people are acting like such drama queens too. The experience of seeing Kate not looking at you hurt the whole town? Seriously? I think this whole ‘incident’ has been exaggerated for the pleasure of Star readers. The clue? It’s not even an incident to begin with. They said she didn’t look up at them. That’s an incident? She doesn’t ‘always’ play warm, nice characters on screen either.

  • Frances

    I waited on Kate Winslet on more than one occasion when I used to wait tables in Manhattan and she was incredibly nice to me and left an excellent tip. One time the kitchen totally messed up her order and she was so gracious about it. A lot of other stuck up patrons would have had a fit but she patiently waited for us to fix it and even refused the free bottle of wine we offered.

    Everybody, even celebrities, are allowed to have a bad day every once in a while!

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  • KWalsh

    The internet is so difficult. I never know whether the thing I’m reading is serious or not. Is this article being sarcastic? I can’t tell… It’s not right? Oh, my generation.