Bad Bunny Catches Heat for Throwing Fan’s Cell Phone but He’s Not Sorry at All
Rapper Bad Bunny is taking heat from people this week after he was caught on video throwing a fan’s cell
Rapper Bad Bunny is taking heat from people this week after he was caught on video throwing a fan’s cell phone.
But the rapper is holding his ground and refuses to apologize for the act of property destruction.
After all, there’s a line – and some people have to learn not to cross it.
Bad Bunny Throws Fan’s Cell Phone After Serious Personal Space Invasion
Bad Bunny is under fire for throwing away a fan’s phone after they violated his personal space in the Dominican Republic. pic.twitter.com/bz1LsMz8Oz— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) January 2, 2023
Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, was filmed interacting with a fan over New Year’s.
The 28-year-old was in the Dominican Republic when a fan accosted him, jumping in his way to snap a selfie.
As she physically stood in the rapper’s way and his agitation grew, she tried to take the pic on her cell phone with her arm extended.
Ocasio grabbed the phone, and chucked it way out of view of the camera – eliciting gasps from onlookers.
But Ocasion isn’t sorry, not at all.
La persona que se acerque a mi a saludarme, a decirme algo, o solo conocerme, siempre recibirá mi atención y respeto. Los que vengan a ponerme un cabrón teléfono en la cara lo consideraré como lo que es, una falta de respeto y así mismo lo trataré yo. #SINCOJONESMETIENE— ☀️🌊❤️ (@sanbenito) January 2, 2023
Bad Bunny tweeted, “The person who comes up to me to say hello, to tell me something, or just to meet me, will always receive my attention and respect. Those who come to put a f–king phone in my face I will consider it for what it is, a lack of respect, and I will treat it likewise.”
It’s the energy a lot of celebs may be carrying into 2023 – and a lot of regular people, too.
Bad Bunny Isn’t Alone – Celebs Eventually Get Tired of the Circus
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Of course, Ocasio isn’t alone.
Fans seem to think that just because someone is famous, they don’t deserve privacy or respect.
It’s not uncommon for celebs to find someone wandering onto their property, attempting to get into their car, or touching them in public without asking.
Some have argued that celebrities owe their fortune to the public, so in return they have to offer up every moment of their lives.
Celebs who clap back, speak up for themselves, or snap are blasted, canceled, and treated like pariahs.
But it’s only natural that there’s a breaking point for everyone.
Here’s a quick look at some times when celebrities spoke up for themselves because fans pushed them too far:
- After Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande ended their relationship, fans attacked Davidson on the internet – telling him to end his own life. Eventually, Davidson addressed it, saying he wouldn’t hurt himself no matter how hard the haters might wish it. Grande posted in support of Davidson, asking fans to be kind. Getting that involved in a celebrity’s relationship is many steps too far.
- Ewan McGregor clapped back at a supposed “Star Wars” fan who DM’d vile and racist things to new Star Wars Universe superstar Moses Ingram. McGregor said in part, “I just want to say as the leading actor on the series, as the executive producer on the series, that we stand with Moses.”
- Cole Sprouse called out fans who feel “entitled” to his privacy, writing on Instagram, “choose humanity.”
- “Doctor Who” and “House of the Dragon” star Matt Smith had a serious boundary violation from a fan he says approached him at one point with a picture of a hedgehog. The fan told him he looked like a hedgehog, then tried to kiss him “really aggressively.” Smith said of the incident, “Security had to, like, pick her up, and she just kept screaming the word ‘hedgehog.'” If you’re overly polite like Matt Smith, sometimes security does the talking for you.
- Norman Reedus, star of “The Walking Dead” and “Boondock Saints” was once bitten on the chest by a fan during a photo op. He said, “I was taking a picture, and then she kind of started shaking a little bit, and then she kind of looked up at the sky and kinda howled like a werewolf.” She probably wished he would have kept it quiet, but now everyone knows that she’s the woman who bit Norman Reedus.
- Amy Schumer once cut a photo op short after a fan scared her with his behavior. Schumer said of the incident, “This guy in front of his family just ran up next to me scared the s–t out of me. Put a camera in my face…I asked him to stop, and he said, ‘No, it’s America, and we paid for you.’ This was in front of his daughter. I was saying stop and no. Great message to your kid.”
- “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke once had a fan pressure her for a selfie when she was in the midst of a panic attack. Now, she will sign things for fans – but won’t take a selfie with him.
- Similarly, Emma Watson (“Harry Potter” star) has stopped taking photos with fans for her own safety. “If someone takes a photograph of me and posts it, within two seconds they’ve created a marker of exactly where I am within 10 meters. They can see what I’m wearing and who I’m with. I just can’t give that tracking data.”
- Add Justin Bieber to the list of celebs who won’t snap a pic with fans, for his own safety. Bieber says that fans, in their clamor to get a memory with their favorite star, forget that he’s a human. Bieber says, “If you think setting boundaries is being a douche, I’m the biggest douche around, but I think it’s smart and will be the only way I last.”
Considering the fact that fans have attacked celebrities in the past, stalk them and threaten them frequently – it may be time for the public to take a good hard look in the mirror and realize that they aren’t owed anybody’s time, privacy, or effort.
Even if they’re famous.
Considering how many times a day a celebrity’s personal space and privacy is violated, throwing a phone seems like a big fat nothingburger.