A video has emerged of Josh Homme angrily blasting an alleged autograph hunter looking to secure his signature for profit.
In the video obtained by celebrity gossip site TMZ, Homme is seen confronting the man shortly after leaving a photo exhibition for Iggy Pop’s new album Post Pop Depression at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
Identifying him as an autograph hunter rather than a real fan, Homme launches a scathing attack calling the man a “f***ing loser” and “full of s***” amongst other expletives.
Since the video was published, fan Jarrett Koral published a detailed account of the incident on Facebook saying TMZ didn’t post the supposed autograph hunter’s derisive comments to Homme plus the singer was happy to pose for photographs.
“Thought I'd say- I was at this in Detroit and was right next to Josh when this happened. TMZ cut out the angry comments made by the 'fan'/autograph hound, and it's unfair to Josh that they did that. Josh wasn't signing autographs because there were obvious eBay sellers there (multiple items, lying to get stuff signed for their kids, etc), but he said he would take pictures with everybody. Suddenly, the autograph hounds weren't interested. When Josh started taking pictures with people, the autograph hound (who talked about reselling the autographs while we were waiting outside) then said "do you know how much we made off you tonight", which was a reply to Josh saying that he didn't want anything ending up on eBay. Taking pictures with fans was generous, and I just thought I'd set the record straight!”
The moral of the story? Don’t get on the wrong side of Josh Homme!