In an obscenity-strewn Facebook post, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee ranted at and about fans who ask to have their pictures taken with him. “Nobody put me where I am but me!” he writes. “They may have helped inspire me with their love for what I do, but I put myself right here where I want to be with a lot of hard work.”
Which is, of course, complete and total crap.
There are a lot of people out there who work their butts off and have not had the good fortune to be in the right place at the right time and capture the attention of millions of adoring fans as he has. And what keeps him squarely in the limelight is the fans who pay for concert tickets, CD’s, shirts and all of the other things upon which his fortune was built.
Celebrity comes at a price... and if one isn't willing to pay it, than perhaps one should consider another field. Despite what any celebrity might think, without fans they are -- in fact -- nothing. Or, if not nothing, then the waiters who dream of making it big one day; The army of would-be celebs who spend their days as "slashers" (as in actress/hostess or singer/barback).
Notice that when he and his Crue have something to sell, they’re happy to pose for pics on red carpets around the world or pose for magazine covers.
Wonder how Tommy Lee will feel the day that so few people care about him or his music that he’s reduced to doing Celebrity Apprentice?