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    Anne Hathaway’s Politeness Sparks Fan Debate: Some Call It Rude While Others Think It Was Respectful

    The internet is not known for letting things die down easily, it brings back what you thought was lost to the time and it’s doing that again. A recently surfaced video featuring Anne Hathaway has ignited a lively discussion among her fans. 

    The footage, dated 2022, showcases a post Valentino fashion show moment in Italy, where the 41-year-old actress is being swarmed by her fans. The question of debate here is, whether ‘The Princess Diaries’s princess was being polite to her fans or rude.

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    The Polite Gesture That Ignited The Fan Debate

    Anne Hathaway post Valentino fashion show in Italy,
    Anne Hathaway post Valentino fashion show in Italy,

    The viral X video showed Hathaway walking to her car and noticing an enormous fan crowd. She addressed the crowd gathered around in Italian, urging them to calm down and gesturing for some quiet. She said, “Mi dispiace, but I want you to have something so if you’d like I’ll just wave a little bit. Thank you for understanding.”

    The actress politely declined photo requests due to the overwhelming number of fans. However, she did offer to stand and wave instead so the fans could have something for the moment. While many applauded her grace and considered it a reasonable response, a dissenting faction found her tone condescending.

    “Seems polite. She could’ve just walked away and snubbed them,” remarked one supporter, while others defended the actress’s right to set boundaries. However, detractors labeled her response as “condescending” and accused her of being “rude and fake polite.”

    “With how long she took to he condescending, she could possibly have signed and took the photos. She was being unnecessary” said one user.

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    Hathaway’s History With Internet Criticism

    Anne Hathaway post Valentino fashion show in Italy,
    Anne Hathaway post Valentino fashion show in Italy,

    Anne Hathaway, being who she is in Hollywood, is no stranger to online criticism. The ‘Devil Wears Prada’ star has faced scrutiny all her career. Despite the online hate, the actress has been candid about learning to navigate the negativity and focusing on enjoying her life.

    She acknowledged the impact of online hate and expressed a shift away from creating art from a negative space. In a 2022 interview for Elle’s Women In Hollywood cover, the ‘Intern’ star opened up.

    “I do my best to not be afraid of what others might say and just focus on enjoying my life.” 

    The resurfaced video reignited a discussion about the delicate balance celebrities face when managing fan interactions and public expectations. In the end, whether it was a genuine moment of politeness or perceived condescension, it successfully thrust her into the spotlight of public opinion.

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    Akshita Singh
    Akshita Singh
    Akshita Singh is a Senior Content Writer at First Curiosity. She has been churning out content for 2 years. She's an avid reader and writer, fascinated by the works of Sylvia Plath, Franz Kafka, and Charles Bukowski. Akshita is also a poet herself, having written two poetry books titled ‘Made By Misery’ and ‘Deathbed’. Apart from goth literature, another thing that she enjoys is the real and fictional stories of Hollywood. She loves cinema and admires all works of art, be they delivered by actors or directors. So, keeping up with celebrity life comes as basic nature to her, something she loves knowing and informing others.

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