Awesome Twitter Thread Of “Nice Allegations” About Celebrities Gives Us Hope

This article is over 6 years old and may contain outdated information

Recommended Videos

It’s rough out there emotion-wise, as day after day seems to arrive with fresh allegations that expose many of our famous faves as awful abusive creeps. So this Twitter chain wherein people share happy stories of fun celebrity encounters and anecdotes feels like balm for our wounds.

Popular Twitter user BAKOON put out the call for “nice allegations” to come rolling in, and did they ever. Obviously, many of these stories are unconfirmable, so we should take them with a grain of salt; but celebrities are people too, who have had many real-life interactions, and some of them are actually pretty cool people at heart. Fame and fortune doesn’t have to render you into a power-hungry monster. Sometimes, you’re still just a guy who will make snacks for the person helping you out with tech support.

Here are some of my favorite replies:

There are a lot more stories to read on BAKOON’s thread, but these have helped to warm my heart considerably during this long dark slog of very bad allegations against the rich and famous that seems to have no end in sight. It’s nice enough to hear that someone whose work you admire isn’t a total dick to fans (many, many celebrities are, all other sorts of harassing behavior aside), but accounts like these, where famous folks seem to go above and beyond the call of duty, are really helping to restore some of my faith in humanity.

Here’s my favorite celebrity encounter: a few years ago I went to a John Oliver stand-up show, which was fantastic. Afterward he graciously mingled with the crowd, and I wanted to get his autograph, but I didn’t have a notebook on me. All I had was the book I was reading at the time, which was Samuel Pepys’ 1665 account of the Black Death in England, A Journal of the Plague Year, kind of a weird choice to present for autographing. Oliver was absolutely delightful when I approached with trepidation to ask him to sign the book, and this is what he wrote:

“I am channeling Samuel Pepys as I write this.” This book is now one of my more treasured possessions, and John Oliver is a damned good egg. He made a fan for life that night.

If you’ve had some fun and/or heart-warming celebrity encounters, tell us about ’em in the comments. I think we could all use some cheerful stories.

(via Twitter, image: Wikimedia Commons / Kaila Hale-Stern)

Want more stories like this? Become a subscriber and support the site!

The Mary Sue has a strict comment policy that forbids, but is not limited to, personal insults toward anyone, hate speech, and trolling.—


The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
Image of Kaila Hale-Stern
Kaila Hale-Stern
Kaila Hale-Stern (she/her) is a content director, editor, and writer who has been working in digital media for more than fifteen years. She started at TMS in 2016. She loves to write about TV—especially science fiction, fantasy, and mystery shows—and movies, with an emphasis on Marvel. Talk to her about fandom, queer representation, and Captain Kirk. Kaila has written for io9, Gizmodo, New York Magazine, The Awl, Wired, Cosmopolitan, and once published a Harlequin novel you'll never find.