40 Stars Have Come Clean About Their Worst-Ever Encounters With Fans

Regardless of whether we’d like to admit it, most of us are guilty of obsessing over our favorite stars. We’re either in awe of their work – or we simply think they’re drop-dead gorgeous! Unsurprisingly, though, some people have a tendency to take their fixations a little too far. So here are 40 stars opening up about their worst fan experiences. And as you’ll see, they’re pretty unbelievable. Get ready to cringe.

40. John Boyega

John Boyega’s career has only gone from strength to strength over the last few years, yet nothing could prepare him for this. You see, after opening some post at his home, the actor found a set of nipple covers from an enthusiastic fan. That’s weird enough on its own, but the items also had Boyega’s face plastered across them!

39. Emily Blunt

Have you ever confused a person with someone else? Well, Emily Blunt was on the receiving end of a particularly extreme case when an individual approached her. As per a video on the MTV International YouTube channel, this follower was convinced that the actress was actually singer Katy Perry. And Blunt could say nothing to sway him from that misguided view.

38. Ally Brooke

When Ally Brooke touched down in Mexico, one fan got a little too close at the airport. They grasped onto the music star and very nearly pulled her from her entourage. Following that dramatic moment, Brooke took to Instagram and wrote, “I’m okay after the airport incident. Please be careful and gentle so nobody gets hurt. That was scary.”

37. Spencer Boldman


While speaking to The Hollywood Bite YouTube channel, Spencer Boldman recalled a bizarre incident with a young fan of his. The actor said, “I had one in the bathroom, which is always kind of awkward, especially with a little kid. [When] a little kid comes up to you when you’re in the bathroom, it’s strange.”

36. Kaya Scodelario

As any celebrity will tell you, signing autographs comes with the territory. But one fan took things to another level after getting Kaya Scodelario’s signature. The actress was asked to pen her name on the person’s arm, before the fan found her again some 24 hours later. Incredibly, they’d been to a tattoo parlor to make it permanent!

35. Tyler Oakley


During a chat with Rock Forever Magazine in March 2014, famed YouTuber Tyler Oakley looked back on an odd moment. He said, “Once at Playlist, I think a couple years ago, a fan took my phone. She took it from the meet-up, it was on the table, and then they ran after her and she was crying. So that was a little bit scary.”

34. Dolly Parton

After years in the spotlight, one uncomfortable incident still sticks out for Dolly Parton. As reported by NME, she said, “We came home one day and there was a baby in a box at our gate with a note in it. The note said, ‘My name is Jolene, my momma has left me here and she wants you to have me.’” Nuts! But Parton called the authorities to pick the kid up and take it to safety.

33. Niall Horan


Thanks in part to his time in One Direction, Niall Horan has plenty of followers out there today. But that fame led to an awkward encounter for the singer. As Horan recalled on the Cambio YouTube channel, “I was at a music festival, and some girl, to get my attention, jumped on my back to try and get a picture of me. So she wanted a piggy-back and a picture!”

32. Will Forte

Yes, privacy is a hard thing to come by for most celebrities, but not even Will Forte could’ve predicted this. Because during an “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit, the Saturday Night Live star revealed that a fan had once approached him while he was taking a shower. To say that it sounded awkward would be an understatement!

31. R5


For most fans, seeing their favorite stars in the flesh is as exciting as it gets. Then again, some supporters are prone to going a little too far. For instance, when R5 were hosting a gig in Arizona, Riker Lynch recalled that two members of the audience “stage-bombed” the band. He said, “A couple of girls rushed on stage, and we were like ‘What’s goin’ on?’ Alright, cool!”

30. Chris Brown

During a chat on the Just Jared website, Chris Brown said, “I was in D.C. doing a show, and I got too close [to the crowd]. They started at my shoestrings, then they started going at my shorts, my jacket, and then, you know, they pulled me into the crowd. I called to security and they threw me back onstage. By that time my clothes were halfway ripped off.”

29. The Jonas Brothers


While talking to Digital Spy, the Jonas Brothers revealed that an enthusiastic fan sent them the body of a dead shark. No, that’s not a typo! Nick Jonas explained, “It wasn’t a real big shark. It was only a baby shark, but they’d preserved it in this tube for us. That was odd. They didn’t even leave a note explaining. It was just, ‘Here’s a dead shark.’”

28. Emma Stone

Ahead of teenager Jacob Staudenmaier’s prom in 2017, he plotted an elaborate scheme to get Emma Stone’s attention. Yes, the youngster produced his own version of “Another Day of Sun” from La La Land, in which he requested her to be his date for the event. Ultimately, Stone turned down the invite via a kindly-worded message. Probably time to return to his studies…

27. Chris Colfer


Glee star Chris Colfer has had his fair share of fan interactions, yet one thing continues to stand out. As per the Entertainment Weekly website, he said, “The tattoos are endless. For the show, a lot of people have tattooed the word Klaine [on themselves]. I try to tell everyone, ‘You’re going to regret that when you’re 40. You’re not going to care about us.’ I try.”

26. Margaret Cho

In a strangely wholesome moment, Margaret Cho was handed a white jacket from one of her followers. The Fashion Police star’s face had been sketched on the back, with the fan sporting an identical coat. In the end, he found the situation more awkward than Cho, even though she adored the gift!

25. Amy Schumer


Following a tense encounter with a fan who wanted a photo, Amy Schumer shared her experience via Instagram. She wrote, “I asked him to stop and he said, ‘No it’s America and we paid for you.’ Yes legally you’re allowed to take a picture of me. But I was asking you to stop and saying no. I will not take pictures with people anymore.”

24. Louis Tomlinson

While spending some time in Las Vegas, Nevada, Louis Tomlinson received the shock of his life. You see, the One Direction star was staying at a hotel when someone came to his door. Without thinking, Tomlinson answered in nothing but his underwear, only to spot a sobbing fan on the other side. Unsurprisingly, he quickly retreated.

23. Tony Goldwyn


According to Entertainment Weekly, Tony Goldwyn had a very uncomfortable moment with a fan. The Ghost actor recalled, “A woman came up to me and said, ‘Can I take a picture with you?’ I said okay, and as someone was taking the picture, she tried to kiss me. And I kind of turned my head like, ‘Whoa.’ And she licked my neck instead of kissing me. It was traumatizing!”

22. Jessie J

You all know the phrase “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” right? Well, one supporter of Jessie J took those words quite literally back in 2011. The musician suffered a broken foot during that period, which inspired the fan to follow suit. After that, they fired over some pictures and notes to their baffled hero. That’s properly unhinged!

21. Robin Wright


Off the back of her role in House of Cards, Robin Wright came across a very enthusiastic follower of the show. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the actress said, “I had somebody come up and say, ‘I named my baby [after your character] and I want her to be a strong woman.’ And I was like, ‘Ugh, God, that might be a terrible wish. I don’t know if I want that for your daughter.’”

20. Kanye West

Given Kanye West’s level of fame, we shouldn’t be too surprised to hear that he’s got “superfans.” Then again, one of those individuals really took things to another level in 2012. Yes, Linda Resa decided to alter her name at that time, opting for “Mrs. Kanye West.” Apparently, her West-themed body art wasn’t enough!

19. Fifth Harmony


While speaking to the Sugarscape website, Lauren Jauregui of girl band Fifth Harmony revealed, “There’s this one guy in New York. He’s such a sweet guy. He chased after our car once for, like, 20 minutes. He literally kept up with our car. Twenty minutes is a very long time when you’re keeping up with a car! That was insane. We were cheering him on.”

18. Channing Tatum

Dealing with unusual requests is something that all celebrities have to go through when they’re in the spotlight. In Channing Tatum’s case, though, he kept attracting followers who wanted him to talk to other fans via their cell phone. And subsequently, the actor would have to assure the recipient that it wasn’t a prank call. Annoying to say the least.

17. Matthew Rhys


As one of the stars of The Americans, you’d forgive Matthew Rhys if he turned out to be somewhat bigheaded. But it wasn’t arrogance that was his problem, according to a fan. Rhys told Entertainment Weekly, “A woman came up to me once and said, ‘How do they make your head look so big on TV?’ And I was so stunned by the question! I was like, ‘I’m not sure?’”

16. Jessica Chastain

In extreme cases, there are times when fans really push themselves to their physical limits to show their devotion to a star. For instance, a supporter of Jessica Chastain once stood next to the celeb’s vehicle, waiting for several hours in bitterly cold conditions. And as the actress finally returned to her motor, the fan broke down sobbing from exhaustion.

15. Matt Smith


This might sound like a strange question, but bare with us – have you ever been compared to an animal before? If so, you’re in good company. Because Matt Smith once met a follower who said he was a spitting image of their hedgehog at home. Yes, really! That didn’t stop her from giving the actor a kiss either.

14. Jamie Lee Curtis

During a conversation with Entertainment Weekly, Jamie Lee Curtis said, “I was in a hotel, and I went down for a coffee. I saw a man – he had short gray hair and round glasses and a thin face – and I smiled and went, ‘Hi, we could be brother and sister.’ And he went, ‘Well, I went as [your Scream Queens character] for Halloween. In drag.’ Amazing.”

13. John Travolta


John Travolta has been a Hollywood mainstay for decades now, but one encounter really spooked him. He told People, “I lived in Santa Barbara about 30 years ago, and someone snuck into my house. I opened the closet, and there she was. It did scare me, but it turned out to be an innocent person. She was a girl who probably wanted to meet me and didn’t know how to do it.” Yikes!

12. Shawn Mendes

One of the downsides that comes with fame is that you’ve always got to keep your head on a swivel in public. Then again, that served Shawn Mendes well when he went to a venue teeming with fans. According to the singer, he spotted “400 girls” behind a set of unlatched doors before they charged towards him. Thankfully for Mendes, he escaped unharmed.

11. Jane Lynch


To help celebrate Halloween, some fans look to dress up as their favorite stars. But in Jane Lynch’s case, a few of her followers went down a slightly different path. The Glee actress told Entertainment Weekly that they’d put their young kids in Sue Sylvester costumes. Bizarre and wholesome in equal measure right?

10. Norman Reedus

If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead, you’ll know that Norman Reedus can brood like no tomorrow, yet one fan made a bizarre miscalculation. The TV star told GQ, “I got [sent] a breast implant. It’s still my phone cradle in my trailer. She said she read an interview and I sounded depressed, which I didn’t, I wasn’t. I think I just came off that way.”

9. Demi Lovato


Following an event with her fans in 2014, singer Demi Lovato went on Twitter to share a truly embarrassing story. She wrote, “[I] just finished a meet and greet. Someone legitimately got nervous and farted on me. I guess there’s a first time for everything. Right?” We feel for her. And her poor supporter!

8. Jenna Ushkowitz

When you’re famous, you’ve got to be prepared to sign anything for your fans. Yet Jenna Ushkowitz was left completely dumbstruck by one crazy request at a shopping center. As she recalled to Entertainment Weekly, a devoted follower asked the actress to autograph their baby. Wow! Unsurprisingly, Ushkowitz said no.

7. Finn Wolfhard


During an interview with Mastermind magazine, youngster Finn Wolfhard revealed, “When I was 13, some adults followed me back to my condo when I was shooting It. As I walked faster, they walked faster, and I was getting a bit antsy. Suddenly, they were like, ‘Hey, dude, can we get a selfie?’ And I was like, ‘No you can’t have a selfie! How about don’t follow children?’”

6. Nash Grier

To say that some fans would do anything to meet their idols is putting it mildly. Take Nash Grier for example. While he was away from his home, three followers snuck inside. The trio were eventually apprehended by the police, though, as the internet personality had a housesitter on site. Grier caught the tail-end of the drama via FaceTime!

5. Michael Kelly


On the subject of selfies, House of Cards star Michael Kelly told Entertainment Weekly, “A lot of girls have asked me to take a picture and said, ‘Can you just do it with the Stamper face and put your hands around my neck like you’re choking me?’ I’m like, ‘Sure, yeah, if that’s what you want!’ I know it’s creepy, but I do it because it makes their day.”

4. Dax Shepard

Celebrities always have to be ready for the unexpected when they’re out and about. But even so, Dax Shepard was still left flummoxed by a particularly tense fan encounter. You see, a lady approached him in an eatery and questioned if he fathered her kid, requesting a DNA test. The actor had no idea who she was.

3. Halle Berry


If you’ve been in the spotlight for long enough, you’re sure to have a few unusual stories to tell. Halle Berry can attest to that, as she got a jaw-dropping package in the post from a fan of hers. Incredibly, they asked the actress to marry them. Plus the person left a diamond ring in there too.

2. Millie Bobby Brown

After a fan ignored Millie Bobby Brown’s pleas to stop filming her, the rising star shared an emotional post on Instagram Stories. She said, “I’m a human being. It just makes me upset when people try to push the boundary. I’m making this video to say, you have to show more respect for others. No matter who they are or what they do, show respect.”

1. Jared Leto


While talking to the Xfm radio station in 2013, Jared Leto made a shocking statement. The actor revealed, “Someone cut their ear off once and sent it to me, that was very strange. A whole ear. The Van Gogh move. The note just said, ‘Are you listening?’ I never knew who it was, who’s missing their ear out there. I poked a hole in it and wore it as a necklace!”