September 7th, 2011

Madonna Lacks Grace and Manners After Receiving Fan’s Gift

by Jacqueline Whitmore

Choosing the right gift can be tricky, especially if you are giving something to a celebrity. An adoring fan learned the hard way that Madonna does NOT like hydrangeas after presenting her with the bouquet during the Venice Film Festival recently.

“You are my princess, thank you so much, I love you,” said the fan as he gave Madonna the flowers. Madonna, who is at the festival to promote her new film “W.E.,” accepted them with a smile and a “thank you,” but shortly after, cameras caught her making a face. And then the ultimate faux pas occurred when Madonna didn’t realize that her mic was on and she turned to her co-star and said, “I absolutely loathe hydrangeas. He obviously doesn’t know that.”

Now he does, Madonna, and so does the rest of the world. Is it so hard to accept a well-intentioned gift with a smile and leave it at that? What would you do if someone gave you a gift that you neither wanted nor liked? Should Madonna have acted more grateful and graceful? Please share your comments.

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