14 Celebrities Who Had To Field Wildly Disrespectful Questions
When you're a megastar, dealing with the press is just part of the job. Those silly morning show interviews and tedious press junkets seem run-of-the-mill, but they can really wear a person down. Not to mention that society seems to think that celebs, thanks to their fame and fortune, are exempt from basic decency and decorum. Look: it's Comedy 101 to punch up and be tough on people with power. That shit goes all the way back to Willie “The Big Bardo” Shakespeare. But the principle of speaking truth to power doesn't mean there isn't a line. We forget that some of these stars get hugely famous at really young ages. We forget that they have their entire personal lives on display. It's undeniably funny that Ben Affleck has a giant phoenix back tattoo, or that he got closure from his breakup with Ana de Armas by chucking a life-size cardboard cutout of her in the (hopefully) recycle bin, but at the heart of those stories is a real person struggling with real issues, and we should be sensitive to that.
UNLESS YOU'RE HERE WITH CHAD AND DICK “THE DICK” STIFFY ON WFT 107.5 IN THE MORNING! The unfortunate thing about press junkets is a lot of media people need to cross the line to get ratings, leading to celebs having to navigate awkward and obtrusive questions like these: