Anna Kendrick Threw Away Diamond Earrings A Fan Sent To Her Home
Anna Kendrick revealed she threw away a pair of diamond earrings sent to her home by a particularly enamored fan on principle during an interview on Marc Maron’s “WTF Podcast.”
Kendrick, star of Pitch Perfect and popular Twitter enthusiast – she has 2.79 million followers – appeared on the popular podcast to dish about her love of dance, her career and her new film, The Last Five Years, which recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Anna Kendrick Threw Away A Pair Of Diamond Earrings
When speaking about her fans, Kendrick admitted she has a policy to throw out things sent directly to her home, calling it “an invasion of privacy” and “creepy.”
“On principle. You send it to my home, it’s not appropriate. I get rid of it…You know, I don’t want to be wasteful, but it goes in the trash,” Kendrick said.
Kendrick also briefly mentioned the possibility of receiving dangerous items, such as teddy bears with anthrax.
“I got (a gift) with, like, a really long letter about how he really felt like we should be together. And, if I would just give him a chance, and he didn’t want to do it over social media because he thought that would pressure me because it was public…he (wanted) to be a gentleman. And he, uh, sent me a pair of diamond earrings,” Kendrick recounted.
Maron was surprised, and asked if the earrings were real, Kendrick said that the earrings were, indeed, real, but that she still could not accept them: “And I was just like, these have to go into the trash. I can’t. I cannot. I cannot wear them. I can’t give them to someone. It’s too weird. If the teddy bear goes in the trash, these go in the trash…Just on principle. So, I had to throw them away. If you send something to my house, it’s going in the trash.”
Anna Kendrick Responds To Criticism
After the podcast was released, some critics questioned Kendrick’s decision to throw away valuable jewelry instead of giving the earrings away or donating them. One such person tweeted at Kendrick, who responded, claiming that the earrings sent to her were worth $200. Kendrick wrote that, while she gives “tens of thousands to charity,” she would donate an extra $200 for the earrings.
@tldrvr earrings were worth $200 retail. I donate tens of thousands to charity. But I'll tack on an extra 200 this year just for you. Xoxo
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) September 11, 2014
Kendrick recently participated in a Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) fundraising event, where celebrities, including Kendrick, Melissa McCarthy, Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey Jr. and more, came together to help raise money for the fight against cancer.
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