Most celebs have claimed to be shy off-camera, and do not like to be photographed in their everyday live. But we can’t all have what we want, and wishes are not always horses. To be a celeb, apart from being a superstar at what you do, you also need a huge fan base. The fans make the celebs, they are your ride or die, they can also make or mar you. If your fanbase drops, you might not get as many roles as you used to, or sell many records.
This is why celebs always do what they can to satisfy their fans and stay relevant, even when they may not be in the mood to. As a celeb, you have to keep your fans happy, even when it is awkward. This is why we have put together some celeb-fan photos that look pretty awkward, for you to see how much they put up with.
The Queen Of Selfie Is Photo Shy?
Is it possible for the queen of selfie to be photoshy? we don’t think so. But, Kim Kardashian seems to want to give off that impression in this photo. We don’t think it’s a question of shyness, but the fact that she does seem to want her picture taken by then fan, after all, she is not wearing something sexy and standing in front of her bathroom mirror.
Xavier And Magneto In The Big City
There is a very cute bromance between the stars of Marvel's X-Men, Sir Patrick Stewart who played Professor Xavier/Jean-Luc Picard, and Sir Ian McKellan who played Magneto/Gandalf. Anyone who has followed their careers knows that there is a remarkable friendship between the two of them. They are very entertainment together, and it’s a delight to see the two of them together in public.
Elmo, another celeb knows this too, which is why he had to etch himself between them as seen in this photo. However, due to Elmo’s lopsided eyes, the whole thing came out wrong, looking like something out of Sesame Street.
Why The Distance?
As a celeb, you can pretty much do anything you want, except refuse to take photos with your fans. That will be a slippery slope to career suicide and a suicide nightmare. Canadian superstar, Avril Lavigne, in this photo looks like she’d rather be anywhere else. She put some distance between her and the fan, and although she is smiling, it appears like she wants to be someplace else.
The guy got the vibe, as that smile on his face screams ‘awkward,’ but at the same time, it is saying ‘but, I have to do it.’ It could also be that he is just so happy to be in the photo with Avril, that it came out wrong.
This Photo Is Lifeless Like The Walking Dead
Hit television series The Walking Dead features dead walking zombies and humans trying to survive them. We all know the dead don’t walk as they tend to portray in movies, but some pictures can appear lifeless.
One of such pictures is this one between The Walking Dead star, Norman Reedus, and a fan. It’s been said that most of his pictures with his fans always appear lifeless, and this one is not an exception. It looks like he is being forced to pose, and his sour attitude and look seems to have transferred to the fan who does not look as excited as a fan normally would.
This is another awkward celebrity-fan photo featuring hit artist The Weekend and a pretty female fan. Some fans won’t let you enjoy your drink in peace, so we understand why The Weekend may not seem very pleased to be taking this photo. He probably might be wondering what a guy has to do to stroll outside and enjoy his drink in peace without being accosted by over-eager fans.
The lady does not seem to get the vibe he is sending out, as she is all too happy to be taking a photo with him, after all, he is The Weekend, and she gets bragging rights.
Looking Up To True Height
At ‘6’4, True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard, is a very tall man. Although most actors appear shorter in real-life than they do on camera, Alexander is not one of them. Alexander is as tall in real-life as he is in movies. This photo shows a young female fan looking up at him like she can’t believe that he is this tall, or maybe it’s because meeting him has her star struck, after all, Alexander is very dreamy.
Hugh Grant Looks Ghost-Like
Hugh Grant is known amongst many as the most charming man in Britain. He also has the title of King Of British Romantic Comedy and is a magnificent theater actor. Hugh normally walks around with an air of dignity and class (aside from the incident involving a certain lady of the night). However, he does not look classy or dignified in this photo.
He looks like someone that was just brought back to life or on the set of a ghost movie, while the fan looks like he is in a condolatory mode, and while concerned, does not want to get too close.
Nicholas Cage Seems To Be In a Cage
Imagine trying not to attract attention to yourself, but then you sit close to someone on a flight who recognizes you and brings the attention. Plus, you have nowhere to run to, and you happen to be in the economy class and not premium economy or first class as befitting someone of your status, after all, you are a well-known celeb.
This seems to be the quandary that Nicholas Cage found himself in. The fan is oblivious to this fact, as she is all smile, clicking away, and Nicholas is looking tortured.
The Only Unsmiling Face In The Midst Of Smiles
It’s a known fact that rapper, Kanye West, does not smile in pictures. We have not seen any photograph that has him smiling in it, not even when he is surrounded by the smiling faces of children. Looking grim and angry seems to be his default setting, and until we have proof to the contrary, the jury stays out on this one. The children seem oblivious to Kanye's look and are happily saying cheese to the camera.
Sweaty Pits Jumps Tom Cruise
This photo is not only awkward but gross too. We know and understand that it’s a lot of hard-work and dedication to stand around waiting for your favorite celeb to show up so you can catch a glimpse of him, and maybe get an autograph; especially if it’s Tom Cruise, you are waiting for.
It does not make the fact that you have sweaty armpits any less awkward. Tom seems to be handling it well, or maybe he is pretending not to notice, keeping that smile on his face. We give him points for composure.
What Was Katy Perry Thinking?
We will give anything to get into Katy Perry’s head at the time this photo was taken. We would also like to know why out of all the pose in the world, they had to settle for this one. This must have been staged, as we find it hard to believe that Katy will embrace a fan like she was in some elementary school dance, or in a salsa club about to tango.
The fan seems to be enjoying this, after all, he has his hands on Katy’s waist, and Katy is holding on to his shoulder.
Breaking Protocol With The Queen
If it’s royalty, then it is embedded deep in rules dating back centuries. Monarchy’s first family, have some of the strictest rules that most people consider archaic. One fact, is that rules are meant to be broken, which is what this teenager seems to be doing, taking a selfie with the Queen of England in the background.
The Queen is looking as dignified as always, maintaining her cool, but the gentleman in the background seems livid and looks like he would love to smash the boy’s phone for breaking protocol.
King Of Hollywood, But Not King Of Babies
Tom Hanks is a prolific actor, but we don’t know if he is good with babies. There are a ton of pictures online of Tom posing with his fans, and most of them are hilarious. He is known for stopping to take pictures with the fans, and this has endeared him to many, giving him a good reputation.
However, even the best people with the best intentions, have off-days, and Tom seems to be having one with this crying child.