Tom Holland Saved A Fan Crushed At An Autograph Signing

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Tom Holland Saved A Fan

Guys, Tom Holland is a true English gentleman.

We don’t know why, but people go crazy when they’re near a celebrity. Self-respecting people will start screaming and hollering like crazed babies when a singer or actor is nearby. And that’s exactly what happened to Tom Holland lately.

While out making the rounds for his upcoming movie Spiderman: Far From Home, Holland found himself in New York City. And while New Yorkers are often considered to be calm and nonchalant while walking around and hanging out in the city, a group on Monday were not so relaxed.

The 23-year-old was signing autographs on Monday night and some fans just couldn’t contain themselves. Again, people just can’t act civilized when around a celebrity, and that eventually became a dangerous situation. Some irresponsible fans, notably grown men, started pushing into the crowd to reach Holland.

While Holland is ever the gentleman, these autograph chasers acted like complete idiots. They escalated the situation so much that one fan got pushed down. This woman was locked between the chaotic men and the barricade separating the hectic crowd from Holland.

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The Twitter Thread

This fan later shared to Twitter, through the account @NamelessCass, her perspective on the situation.

Cass shares that she was so scared of getting hurt that she was beginning to have a panic attack. Thankfully, that’s when Holland stepped in.

“TOM HOLLAND JUST THREATENED GROWN ASS MEN THEN THREW THEIR POSTERS BECAUSE I WAS CRUSHED AGAINST THE BARRICADE HE SAID “IM GONNA THROW YOUR SHIT ON THR GROUND IF YOU KEEP PUSHING HER,’” she wrote on Twitter. (And yes, her tweet was in all caps).

The fan then shared photos and videos of the incident online. In the video below, we see Holland telling the woman, “It’s ok. I got you. I got you.”

https://twitter.com/NamelessCass/status/1143308204904013826?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1143308204904013826&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.menshealth.com%2Fentertainment%2Fa28181716%2Ftom-holland-rescues-fan-spider-man%2F

 

Other Twitter users then joined the conversation to condemn the “fans” who escalated the situation. Many referred to these autograph seekers as “graphers,” people who collect celebrity autographs to either keep or sell for profit.

https://twitter.com/myfireescape/status/1143197541049278465?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1143197541049278465&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.menshealth.com%2Fentertainment%2Fa28181716%2Ftom-holland-rescues-fan-spider-man%2F

Be A Holland, Not A Grapher

The biggest message from this story is to just be calm when in situations like this. We get that being near celebrities is exciting, but don’t bum rush them like crazed animals. You’re not only making the crowd frantic, but you also scare and bother the celebs themselves.

On top of that, graphers looking to make monetary gain should relax the most. We get that they make this small task into a career, but they don’t have to make mayhem while doing it. And if they do, there should be more people like Tom Holland calling them out.

At the end of the day, Tom Holland saved a fan by speaking up. But, he didn't have to be the only one. While he's certainly the hero of the hour, he's not the only one who can be a hero during crazy times like this.

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