TMZ posted a video of James Cameron getting into a heated argument with a fan. The thing is - this guy was no fan and James knew it.
Watch the video below before we continue to discuss:
Pretty brutal, huh? After I watched the video for the first time, I thought, "Man. James Cameron needs to respect the fans a little more.".... And then I watched it again.
First off - the "fan" in this video isn't actually a fan. He collects autographs on merchandise and sells them for thousands of dollars on eBay. In fact, it was reported that he put up that Avatar poster on eBay for $2,000 when he found out where James Cameron would be. That's why he gets so pissed and starts harassing James for an autograph - because that one autograph will support him for a whole month.
Autograph collectors are like paparazzi. They pay for tips on where a celebrity might be so they can go get an autograph from them and then sell it. That should have been your first clue. A fan somehow knew exactly when and where James Cameron would be (evidenced by having that Avatar poster).
James Cameron recognized this and politely shook his head the first time the guy asked for his signature. TMZ, as always, cuts out a lot of footage to make Jim look like an asshole, but what is definite is that his guy kept harassing him and wouldn't take no for an answer. That's why James became an asshole. Because some guy claiming to be a fan was harassing him for the sake of making a buck off his celebrity.
Think for two seconds people before you judge. Especially when watching a fucking TMZ video clip.