Anne Hathaway is receiving backlash on social media following a resurfaced video showing her turning down photo opportunities with fans after the Valentino fashion show in Italy. The clip, from last year, depicts Hathaway briefly interacting with fans and asking the rowdy crowd to be calm in Italian while gesturing for them to quiet down. The video has sparked a debate among her supporters about whether or not her actions were considered “rude.”
“I cannot take photos with everyone,” said the star softly. “But I will stand here and wave if you would like to take a photograph. I cannot sign; there are too many of you.”
“Mi displace [I’m sorry], but I want you to have something, so if you’d like, I’ll just wave a little bit. Thank you for understanding.”
In a resurfaced video, Anne Hathaway faced criticism on social media for turning down photo opportunities with fans after the Valentino fashion show in Italy. The clip sparked a debate among fans, with some questioning whether Hathaway was being reasonable, while others praised her for being polite and noted that celebrities are not obligated to engage with fans.
“With how long she took to be condescending, she could possibly have signed and took the photos. She was being unnecessary,” wrote one fan.
Another agreed, saying: “Condescending mostly,” with a third adding: “Rude and fake polite at the same time.”
Hathaway previously revealed an inappropriate question she was asked by a reporter at the age of 16 during the Sundance Film Festival in January.
“I just remembered one of the very first questions I ever got asked when I started acting and had to do press was: Are you a good girl or a bad girl?” Hathaway told the outlet. “I was 16.”
Hathaway, 40, said working with Eileen’s director, William Oldroyd, was a great experience since the two wanted to develop a film about a young female heroine.
“My 16-year-old self wanted to respond [to the journalist] with this film,” Hathaway said, referencing Eileen.
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