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Kevin Smith Snaps on Autograph Reseller at Jay & Silent Bob Screening

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes resurrected their iconic characters from Clerks for a new sequel, Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, and have been touring the country for screenings of the film. However, not all of the interactions with fans have been positive.

In one dramatic incident, Smith was jumped by surprise by an overly enthusiastic autograph seeker who clearly had commerce and not fandom in mind. However, after Smith spotted multiple copies of each picture, he offered to only sign one of each, which led to a bit of an altercation.

The @jayandsilentbob Reboot Roadshow Tour rolled into Philadelphia for a pair of killer, sold out shows at the Prince Theater on Thursday night! The audiences were awesome as our epic ambled on, and afterwards, we Q&A’ed into the wee, small hours. We got into an Uber at 2 a.m. and hit the hotel for 4 hours of sleep before the big drive to Boston. As we were getting into the car at 8am, a guy standing by the front door with a stack of things for me to sign made eye contact. We had a few seconds to spare so I gave him the nod to approach the car and started signing his stuff. When I noticed he had multiple copies of each pic (an indicator of an autograph re-seller, not an actual fan) I told him I’d just sign one of each. And I guess the Sig-Seller didn’t like that because he groused “You guys dicked us over last night.” Baffled, I asked how and he said that @jaymewes and I didn’t sign for him and the other autograph re-sellers at 2 a.m. when we finally left the venue. I politely pointed out that I was there for my *paying* audience, not salesmen who flip the stuff I sign for profit - but still he insisted I was somehow wrong for not signing as much stuff as he wanted me to sign. So I stopped signing altogether, at which time he gave me some “You guys have changed...” bullshit and called me and Jay pricks as we pulled away. It ate at me that the dude got so ungrateful and shitty as I was signing his stuff, and when we stopped at a light 20 feet away, I was overcome with righteous indignation about the whole exchange. So then I went all “Jersey”, jumped out of the car, and stalked HIM in an effort to snap a pic - to warn other folks in show business or sports about the guy. But Mr. Big Talker Hotel Stalker didn’t want his picture taken, so he pulled up his hood and kept ducking me. Granted, he could’ve turned around and stabbed my indignant ass- but I was so incensed by his audacity, I didn’t think about the repercussions. Not smart and not the guy I wanna be, but like they say: you can take the boy out of Jersey but you can’t take the Jersey out of the boy. And the #jayandsilentbobrebootroadshow rolls on... #KevinSmith #jasonmewes #philadelphia

Posted by Kevin Smith on Saturday, November 9, 2019

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"I politely pointed out that I was there for my *paying* audience, not salesmen who flip the stuff I sign for profit - but still he insisted I was somehow wrong for not signing as much stuff as he wanted me to sign," Smith wrote. "So I stopped signing altogether, at which time he gave me some 'You guys have changed...' bullshit and called me and Jay pricks as we pulled away."

"So then I went all 'Jersey', jumped out of the car, and stalked HIM in an effort to snap a pic - to warn other folks in show business or sports about the guy," he continued. "But Mr. Big Talker Hotel Stalker didn’t want his picture taken, so he pulled up his hood and kept ducking me."

 

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Directed by and starring Smith, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot also stars Jason Mewes along with appearances by Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Brian O'Halloran, Val Kilmer, Melissa Benoist, Jason Biggs and Fred Armisen.

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