10 Celebrities Who Pulled the Fame Card (and Lost)
Generally, the logic is that if you’re actually a celebrity, you don’t need to loudly insist that you deserve to be treated better than everyone else. People with class don’t actually do that. Just imagine Dame Maggie Smith or Humphrey Bogart getting tipsy on an airplane and aggressively asking, “Do you know who I am?!”. The Golden Age of Hollywood is officially over, so here are some classless celebs who tried to take advantage of their fame, but had it backfire in their faces.
1. Miley Cyrus
When Miley Cyrus walked into a New York burger joint in 2009, she was expecting to be asked for her credit card, not her name. When asked for a name to mark the order, she was shocked that someone didn’t recognize her, and pulled out that classic celebrity line, “Are you serious? You don’t recognize me? I’m Miley Cyrus.” The cashier was unimpressed, and shrugged off her childish fit before handing over her order.
In 2012, Rihanna got in a scuffle with a bouncer at a nightclub in London after he tried to pull her from a table she was dancing on. Ri Ri was having none of it, and pushed him away when he tried to help her off the table. As her friends tried to talk her down, onlookers could hear her shouting, “Don’t they know who I am?” over and over again. She ended up staying at the club until closing, but people were unimpressed with her diva attitude.
3. Alec Baldwin
There are some people who are addicted to iPhone games, and then there’s Alec Baldwin, who got forcibly removed from a flight leaving LAX in 2011 for refusing to shut off his phone. After a flight attendant asked him to put his phone away, Baldwin got up and huffily went into the bathroom, slamming the door behind him loudly enough to be noticed by the cockpit crew. After he was removed from the flight, he angrily tweeted out his rage in an attempt to elicit the public’s sympathy for something literally everyone who flies has to do before takeoff.