If you ever get chewed out by James Cameron while asking for an autograph, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
The Avatar director had a few choice words for an autograph seeker on Christmas Eve, calling the guy a “f**king a**hole” during an argument over the signature at LAX. James walked past the man who was holding an Avatar poster and refused to sign it. When the man asked a second time, Cameron told him, “I don’t owe you a f**king signature … just get out of my f**king personal space.”
That’s when the “fan” came back with, “I’m an asshole because I ask someone I admire for their autograph that makes me an a**hole? I make $15-an-hour at work to go see your film and I’m an a**hole?”
I received quite a bit of what I’ll call “dislike mail” (since hate seems like such a strong word) over this post and do agree with everyone who pointed out this person probably wasn’t actually a fan, but was more likely an autograph seller who just wanted his signature so they could turn around and sell it on Ebay. It is also likely they were trying to get a rise out of Cameron for TMZ’s camera…and it worked.
In Cameron’s defense, one of our readers sent some very kind words about him, saying that he “signed for every single person at his star ceremony.” If you have a picture with James Cameron or a positive story about meeting the director, we’d love to hear about it and would be happy to publish it. Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.