My team laughs at me all the time and has accurately labeled me the “Worst Celebrity Ever.” For example, the first couple of times we were in the airport and people stopped me for a picture or an autograph, I was completely taken off guard. I hope the person didn’t mistake my shocked look for “Here we go again” instead of what it really was “You want my autograph, really? For what?” And so while I am getting better about knowing when people are approaching me because they recognize me, one thing I will NEVER do is blow off one of my supporters. Even before I gained a little visibility, I never could understand how celebrities could blow off the very people that made them celebrities in the first place. I owe everything to my supporters. You are the ones who forwarded the videos to your family and friends and posted them to your Facebook and twitter accounts.
The other day I spoke in San Diego in front of 2,500 people. Afterwards, there was a line of people seemingly a mile long in line to shake my hand or get an autograph. If it was up to me, I would have stayed there for hours not only accommodating my supporter’s requests, but also thanking them as well. Unfortunately, the event coordinators had a few mandatory things I had to be on time for afterwards, but I promise you, it literally hurt me to have to walk away from them without being able to personally thank each and every one of them. If any of you are reading now…Thank You!
As time goes on, I am beginning to see that trying to meet everyone’s wishes is nearly impossible. A few nights back, while looking at my twitter timeline, I saw a young man say “f*** you then, you too good to respond?” The truth is I didn’t see his tweet as my timeline has become quite busy. I apologized and did my best to address his concern. The other day, after a long week of travel, I opened up my email and found hundreds of messages from my supporters (and a few Haters). I did my best to personally answer everyone. Then I opened my Facebook fan page to find even more messages. Some were thank you letters, some were in need of advice, some just wanted to share some of the great things they have accomplished. Listen to me, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you all for each and every message. I will continue to do my best to reach out to as many of you as I possibly can. I enjoy interacting with all of you! So while I adjust to a different role in my life, one thing you can be sure of is that ya boy ET ain’t never going Hollywood…
Sincerely, The Worst Celebrity Ever~ET