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4 April 2016, 12:57
Melanie Martinez fans have A LOT of opinions on this.
Prepare for the most cringe thing you'll watch all day.
Over the weekend a video made it's way round the internet of Melanie Martinez with her fans that caused a bit of debate. Melanie is signing a vinyl for a fan when another fan starts to take a picture with Melanie without permission. Melanie soon lets her feelings about the situation known.
Melanie Martinez angered by fans for taking pictures of her without asking. pic.twitter.com/RD6K3l5thW— IG: PopCrave (@PopCrave) April 2, 2016
Melanie (politely) calls out the fan, saying, "It's one thing to ask for a picture but to just take a picture of me is kinda weird, guys. I'm sorry, I just feel uncomfortable. I'm sorry." She then appears to walk away and the video stops.
This awkward encounter follows on from another incident last week when Melanie shut down a fan for interrupting her mid-speech.
Fans were quick to point out that Melanie has social anxiety and situations like this could be triggering.
We're sure the fan had innocent intentions but when you view the video, it does look a little weird to pose for a selfie when the other person isn't even looking at you. The fan is standing next to Melanie so it seems unusual to not just wait and ask for a photo. You wouldn't do that to a stranger in the street, would you? So why should Melanie be any different.
Some fans are calling out Melanie's behaviour, saying that she should accept that this is part and parcel of being a successful musician. People will want photos and it's reasonable to expect people to take pictures of you, with or without your permission.
@PopCrave OK I LOVE HER BUT THIS IS SO EXTRA— naomi (@LaurinahJansen) April 2, 2016
@PopCrave She need to chill— LILLY (@nitendoshawty) April 2, 2016
@PopCrave if she's a "celeb" she needs to get used to the fact of ppl takin pics of her all the time without asking, love her music but ffs— Professor A (@IGOTUCRAZY) April 2, 2016
@PopCrave she didn't even get mad guys she just felt uncomfortable like honestly— austin the pun one (@heyitsaustin6) April 3, 2016
@PopCrave I would be uncomfortable af too— Harmony (@sabrinasfan) April 3, 2016
Personally speaking, we're with Melanie on this one. Sure, you might expect a famous person to be used to having their photo taken, but that doesn't give you a right to invade someone's personal space and boundaries. More importantly, it doesn't require much effort to just ask first. We're sure Melanie wouldn't have minded.
What do you think? Was Melanie wrong to stop the fan or should she just chill out when it comes to photos? Let us know in the comments.