Celebs are known for having some pretty crazy public tantrums, but I find the latest alleged famous person freak-out pretty hard to believe. I mean, Mary Louise Parker?! Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I can't picture the Weeds star losing her cool -- on the contrary, she's fabulously talented in the art of melting down, at least onscreen -- but unleashing a homophobic tirade in an upstate NY antique store? That's a bit of a stretch, even for an actress of her caliber.
Apparently Parker's friend sold a vintage purse through antiques dealer Daniel Seldin. But when they showed up at his shop to collect payment, Seldin refused. Naturally, there was an argument. Of course. I can imagine Parker adamently standing up for a pal, can't you? But NOT like this ...
Selden claims Parker threatened his life, shouting, "Do you want to wake up tomorrow?! I'll make one phone call!!" Oh, and then he says she called him a "f*g."
Dude. This is Mary Louise Parker, not Mel Frigging Gibson. Really?! Parker's rep denies the accusations, saying Selden is trying to take advantage of her celebrity status, adding, "anyone who knows [Mary Louise Parker] knows she would never say that word."
I didn't think so! But here's the best part -- Selden took a photo of Parker "mid-meltdown" as evidence, presumably. A photo which shows the actress with her hands clasped, her eyebrows raised pleadingly, a look on her face that says Hey, I don't want to be a bother, but if you wouldn't mind paying my friend? She could really use the money and we would so appreciate it. I love your shop!
Great "evidence," dude.
Do you think Mary Louise Parker would have a public meltdown like this one?
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