Mar 28, 2024 - Newcomers Guide

Anthony Mackie fan says star refused to speak to her

Anthony Mackie poses for a photo on a CMT Music Awards red carpet.

Anthony Mackie is a Warren Easton and NOCCA graduate. Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for CMT

A New Orleans woman says Anthony Mackie refused to speak to her when they both happened to be at a gas station this week.

Why it matters: It's got people wondering if Captain America is, as the woman claims, "the rudest human being alive."

Catch up quick: The fan posted a video on Twitter, which had been viewed more than 13 million times by midmorning Thursday, recounting her experience with Mackie.

  • In it, she describes approaching the New Orleans-born actor at a gas station with the hopes of telling him "how much I appreciated his work."
  • Instead, she says, Mackie held up a hand and said "no," denying her the opportunity to speak with him.

The other side: Social media is split on the interaction.

  • Many sided with the actor, saying the fan should have just left him alone.
  • One woman, for example, posted on TikTok saying, "You have the right to just be in peace and not be bothered."
  • "When someone is upholding their boundaries, that doesn't mean they're being rude," another says.

The bottom line: In New Orleans, we've always prided ourselves on generally letting people live their lives — even if they're a celebrity — and that doesn't seem to be changing.

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