Rami Malek refused to take a video with a fan and now it's a meme
31 October 2018, 19:51
This is honestly the most awkward video you'll ever watch, but hey, at least the memes are funny!
A video of Rami Malek refusing to say hello to a fan's friends has gone viral on Twitter and people are now starting to create absolutely savage memes about the whole thing.
Rami, who is currently promoting his new film Bohemian Rhapsody, generously stopped to take a picture with a fan but when they asked him to say hello to their friends, he declined - and then tried to stop the video when he realised he was being recorded. (According to the fan, Rami also tried to swipe across from 'video mode' into 'picture mode', which kinda makes the situation even funnier.)
Of course, a celebrity isn't obliged to do anything when you meet them in public. Rami even stopping in the first place was generous enough but an encounter like this is every fan's worst nightmare. Watch the video below and just try not to cringe.
THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST EMBARRASSING THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO ME pic.twitter.com/qIesyA3eWQ— xan 🌾 (@enemyfiIm) October 30, 2018
Since the video was posted by Twitter user @enemyfiIm on October 30th, it has been viewed over 3.25 million times and now, people are turning Rami's unforgettable reaction into a meme.
rami seeing the phone is on video mode and not photo mode: pic.twitter.com/1xVZ693AIv— kris ♡ (@nycstarks) October 30, 2018
rami after clocking that the camera is in video mode pic.twitter.com/tM7dfzOJgu— idam (@mikceys) October 30, 2018
rami malek when a fan asks for a video pic.twitter.com/nMMqeyXJ7u— 𝕙𝕒𝕚𝕝𝕤 ✰ (@malibunightz) October 30, 2018
Everytime Rami Malek sees a fan recording him: pic.twitter.com/6GGmNsEYLU— Haaris (@HK_Sweeney) October 30, 2018
rami malek when he saw the iphone recording screen pic.twitter.com/btNv2GUBPS— “well that’s a video” ♡ (@ameliapanicsart) October 30, 2018
rami malek when he saw the phone on video mode pic.twitter.com/seYEFszE3P— dan (@sunnydelphia) October 30, 2018
rami: is...is that a video— wes (@fashioniconluke) October 30, 2018
director: rami this is a movie. youre starring in a movie
People are even sharing videos of other celebrities giving shout outs during fan encounters, including ones of Sarah Paulson and Bill Hader.
bill hader taking the "can you say hi to my friend" thing to a whole new level. rami malek is shaking. pic.twitter.com/xNWGeQgtQw— bill hader updates (@billyhader) October 30, 2018
Of course, while we all enjoy a good meme to make light out of an awkward situation, some fans are rightly defending Rami, who shouldn't be called out for not wanting to record a video message for a fan.
I've met Rami Malek and he was a nice guy. He's super private, but he's willing to take photos and sign autographs for fans. Chill. pic.twitter.com/9gIQNAhgfR— Laura S. Pumpkins (@lsirikul) October 30, 2018
tw // stan twitter— spooky for santiago (@detectivefumero) October 30, 2018
daily reminder to stan twitter rami malek is a human and could have been having the worst day, yall don't have a clue whats going on in his life + celebrities are often busy and need to be blunt to save time. If anyone wants to "cancel" him, just stay quiet ! https://t.co/l6Ie6gRAc1
Despite the memes, Rami has also responded to the video himself saying: “I finally brought myself to watch it. I thought, ‘Oh, that’s not that bad. I don’t find myself offensive.’”
“I am happy to take photos with anyone," he clarified to Vanity Fair. "I just want to be aware of what people are doing in the moment. When someone films you automatically, it’s a bit intrusive.”
Basically, let your friends know that if they want a shout out from Rami Malek, they better go and get it themselves.