If you’ve ever daydreamed about meeting a celebrity—say, Taylor Swift or Lady Gaga—you’ve likely imagined the best-case scenario. You and the superstar instantly hit it off; you take a cute picture; and maybe they even remember you the next time you bump into each other in the meet-and-greet line or at Whole Foods. But as one Twitter account pointed out this week, that’s truly the best-case situation—and sometimes, the interactions go awry thanks to a little case of being starstruck.
On November 6, Twitter user @rachymarshall asked her followers to straight-up share the not-so-smooth things they’ve ever said to a celebrity. Hundreds of people have responded since then—and their self-submitted stories of awkward comments and personal questions are hilarious.
“When I met Taylor Swift she complimented me on my necklace and I bragged to her about how I got it on sale for 2 for 20 the day before and she told me she would check that out while she was wearing a $2k jacket,” wrote one fan.
(She also posted a pic of aforementioned necklace—complete with Swift.)
One Twitter user wrote that during her run-in, she told the pop icon, “‘I will shoot myself if I don’t tell you this’ to Taylor Swift which is a little more aggressive than what I meant, which was ‘I’ll never forgive myself if I don’t tell you this’ and then continued to blubber and cry.”
Another fan shared some casual growth-spurt chat with Swift.
“I once told gaga she looked like MARY antoinette (i meant marie),” wrote @rachymarshall, the originator of this delightful thread.
“I told @Harry_Styles he should start a winery called Sign of the Vines,” confessed one fan.
“I love you so much harry i’m so sorry i’m such a loser i’m so sorry,” another Twitter user admitted they told the singer.
This fan got super-honest with him: “Harry Styles: Hi, how are you?,” they wrote. “Me: I have to pee.”
The Riverdale Crew
“When i met camila and lili from riverdale instead of asking for s group hug i said “Could you sandwich me” and everyday i regret that ajdbsks but they laughed and were nice about it so i guess it was okay,” one fan wrote.
“I met adam driver when i was 16 and i showed him my driver’s license and said ‘i, too, am a driver’ and he fake laughed,” wrote another Twitter user.
As one fan recounted, “I met Jude Law, and the only thing I had on me for him to sign was a pad of penguin paper (I was 21 at the time 😂). So, in that anxious rushed moment I said ‘WILL YOU SIGN MY PENGUIN PAPER!’ – he looked at me, laughed, and happily obliged. 🐧”
This one is, well, sweet: “I told halsey i worry about her,” one user wrote.
One fan dropped a casual line:
Rita Ora—or Not
“At the VMAs red carpet, security was blocking our view so I thought I saw Rita Ora so I started screaming ‘RITA RITA.’ Turns out it was Bebe Rehxa,” a fan admitted.
“Met Miranda Kerr in Central Park and after taking a photo she told me I smelled really good…to which I replied: thanks it’s my sweat 😌💅🏼,” one Twitterer said.
“Once I met @sethmeyers with my dad. My Dad: Seth, can I get a picture? Seth: Sure! my dad whips out camera Seth: You don’t want to be in it? My Dad: No.”
Happy Saturday, one and all.