I Love That Conor McGregor Tried To Smack A Cell Phone Out Of A Fan's Hands While He Was SnapChatting
I know this may sound like blasphemy to some, but I am not a Conor McGregor fan boy. I appreciate what he does in the octagon and I respect the hell out of the fact that he never, ever stops chirping, but there are certainly times in which I feel like his actions are - for lack of a better term - overacted (as seen here).
I say all that just to make it clear that my opinion of the person that tried to swat a presumptuous fan's celly into the next county has no bearing on how I feel about his decision to do so. You see, I absolutely love Conor McGregor's attempt at committing 'Apple' abuse against a kid who ran up on a UFC fighter like he was in an exhibit at the goddamn zoo. It's not that I feel all that bad for celebrities that are always in the public eye, because - generally speaking - they are compensated pretty well for it. However, if you shove a phone in their face before even waiting for an answer as to whether or not it's okay to do so then you deserve to soil yourself when they try to put your smartphone in the cemetery plot next to Steve Jobs.
I, for one, wish this happened more often. We should give everyone with even an ounce of star power the right to destroy any personal property that is put within their arm's reach without their approval. If you want to get your SnapChat game poppin' at the expense of someone else's privacy then you should have to risk something in return and there is no more appropriate thing to risk than the safety of the device that serves as your connection to the billions upon billions of strangers that you are trying desperately to impress. The fact that this kid still thinks he did "nothing" when Conor McGregor didn't even have to budge from his driver's seat to make contact with something that was streaming him into the cloud without his consent is the reason why we need more people out there slap-boxing smartphones. I don't fancy myself some kind of self loathing millennial, but the mental image of a bunch of entitled shitheads waiting on a long ass line at Verizon does bring a smile to my face.