questionswould you approach this guy?

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That's both sad and funny at the same time. And no, I'd never approach him or any celebrity.

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Nope. Partially because I'd have no clue who he was, but partially because I really don't care to have my picture taken with any hollywood glam.

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I'm with @firebirddude. Even if it was a recognizable celebrity I'd just go about my business.

They're just people.

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This would only work in Times Square or other tourist hot spots where all you find are tourists. Most NY'ers will either ignore or simply say hello to a celebrity they see. They do not make major scenes like you see out in LA.

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I would only approach a celebrity in an appropriate setting, such as when they have made a guest appearance at a social event or convention. If they aren't "being a celebrity" then they are entitled to be able to go about their lives without being bothered just like anyone else.

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I only approach celebrities when they're out to dinner with their families or during important dinner or lunch meetings. Of course I'm polite and wait until right after they're served their entrees.

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nope. Unless it was someone I like/appreciate, I could care less.

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I probably wouldn't have given in a second glance. I've seen a few television actors in airports and once saw some music artists in the mall, but never really reacted any stronger than saying "Huh, look at that." to whoever I was with and pointing them out. Then I went on with what I was doing.

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No. I see celebrities as humans too, and I couldn't care less about photo ops. That, hopefully, wouldn't define me to people who know me. "Oh, you had your picture taken with "__?" That's not me. Nice question though.

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Meh... I might turn my head a bit to try and see who it is , but if it isn't someone I recognise I'm not interested at all and if it is, it gets chalked up to the "hey, I saw X today on Y Street" column and might get mentioned in passing over lunch the next day.

(I don't have much of a life, but I definitely have more of a life than people who care about celebrities only because they are celebrities.)

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@raider9924: I beg to differ. It also works in rural areas, as well.
My sister and two of my friends did more or less this exact thing in our town a few years ago. She dressed up with a huge black wig, a celeb-looking dress and massive sunglasses. We acted like we were her security, and she faked that she was on the phone with her management, while we were in line at a restaurant. We staged a couple friends to come up and ask for pictures, etc. When people asked one of our friends from a distance who she was, they just used her actual name, and claimed she was a big clothes designer in Hollywood.
Unbelievable how much people want to meet someone famous. They must have been puzzled when they went home to google her name and couldn't find anything.

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@dmaz: I was speaking of the NYC area only not the nation as a whole. Sorry for the confusion. If this guy tried this on a random block of NYC it would have little to no effect. Since he went to 2 areas that are very popular with tourists and not as much with the residents he was able to get the reaction he did. If he tried this in a random park in Manhattan that is not a tourist hot spot he would be for the most part ignored with a few people just saying "hey man whats up".

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@raider9924: Ahhhh, I see what you mean now!