Paul McCartney Shares His Decision To Not To Take Selfies With Fans Or Sign Autographs
During a recent interview with Reader’s Digest UK, the Beatles star Paul McCartney explained why he decided not to take any selfies with his fans and what he prefers to do instead.
Most people would love to take pictures with their favorite celebrities and get their autographs to immortalize that moment. However, the Beatles fans have struggled to get mementos from the remaining members due to Paul’s decision. In the interview, Paul revealed that he refuses to sign autographs and take selfies because he finds it weird.
As Paul said, there’s no point in signing till receipt when people already know who he is. Furthermore, the veteran musician explained why he doesn’t want to take selfies by saying that they are usually ‘ropey photos with a poor background,’ making him look bad.
Even though Paul doesn’t want to give autographs and take selfies with fans, this doesn’t mean that he doesn’t enjoy interacting with them. In the conversation, McCartney noted that all he wants to do with his fans is have a friendly chat, exchange stories, and create an actual bond.
Paul McCartney on taking selfies and signing autographs:
“Always struck me as a bit strange. ‘Here, can I write your name down on the back of this till receipt, please?’ Why? We both know who I am. What you’ve usually got is a ropey photo with a poor backdrop and me looking a bit miserable. Let’s chat. Let’s exchange stories.”
Paul’s no autographs and selfies rule also aligns with his bandmate Ringo Starr’s attitude. Back in the day, Ringo had also announced that he doesn’t want any fan email or objects to be signed. All he wants is peace and love.