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James Cameron Has Mayer in Pocket

12/28/2009 3:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

John Mayer is lashing out in defense of "Avatar" director James Cameron -- claiming the director's F-bomb laced interaction with an autograph-seeking man at LAX last week was a "smear" -- because the "fan" was really an "Obnoxious E-bay Poster Guy."



It's all in Mayer's blog, in which he claims Cameron was completely justified in denying the autograph and calling the man a "f**king a**hole" in the process. In the blog, Mayer also spins a conspiracy involving the autograph seeker, TMZ and American Airlines.



But there's another side to the story : Even if the man is a professional autograph seeker -- is it wrong for him to become a middleman for people outside of L.A. who want an autograph from James Cameron? After all, James did announce that he has no problem signing for people.

So the new question...

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eskieme1970    

I find it interesting that this video centers on Cameron, whose latest film makes use of computer generated characters. The truth is that celebrities cannot simply get by entertaining us with their acting, directing, singing.... so forth, because there are too many technological advancements in the "entertainment" industry. If celebrities are not "present" and at least appear approachable and human to their fans, they may find themselves replaced by a "cartoon." It's not that far fetched. Besides, why does Cameron give a damn if the guy is going to sell his autograph. Hey, it's a rough economy.

1638 days ago
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RITE ING KLAS    

The autograph guy is EXTREMELY irritating and rude. An angry man, to say the least.

1668 days ago
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RITE ING KLAS    

P.S.

FIRST!

1668 days ago
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Mag    

Even if he is an Ebayer, that does not justify what this douche bag did. Has he heard of the word "recession"? Maybe this guy is out of work, and decided this was any easy way to make some quick money. What does Cameron care if this guy makes $300-$500 off his autograph. He should feel proud that anyone would want to pay for it. Again....douche bag!!!!

1668 days ago
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MIchael    

The issue is of privacy. Whether famous or not, everyone is entitled to it. The autograph guy was invading it, even it's a couple of feet. He has no right to get pissed. Cameron does. Also, the fact the guy was a autograph seller, and wasn't in it for HIM, but for profit again, he has no right to be pissed if someone doesn't want to sign something. AND, we have only heard one side of things! I wouldn't be surprised if it was a set-up. It happens all the time. The media NEEDS this garbage or they are out of business. Look at the crap Perez Hilton says to get people pissed so they punch him so he has something to say!

1668 days ago
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KARMA    

Mr. Cameron, I have been making posts using (J.Cameron) I hope you don't mind. Say so if you do. Think of me being Don Rickles for you!. Keep up the good work and tell Linda hello. I like John Mayer, who doesn't? Say thanks to Lucas for me if you know who he is.

1668 days ago
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bobismyuncle73    

Cameron was totally justified..

These autograph seeking 'trolls' have no interest in the person themselves..just in "how much" they can get from hawking their autographed photo somewhere. They are so bad that they've made it hard for "genuine" fans to get real autographs because celebs are leery of getting caught up in the same kinda "smear" tactics that are so obviously going on here.

Bravo Mr. Cameron..

1668 days ago
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Rooster    

Umm,

The signature and resulting property, that only has value because of the signature, is by default... unless other ascribed contract, Cameron's. Right? If by implied contract a celebrity assigns copyright to the possessor of such created art, and I think this is obvious, how can such residual dispensation of this art not be purely and solely the right of Cameron?

signature + poster = art = $$

Cameron isn't in the business of creating other people an income.

LOL, or in the business of making entertaining movies.

1668 days ago
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Don    

I have said that the "fan" was selling autographed posters on eBay several times. That "fan" is well known for doing this and James Cameron knew that. People don't just show up at the airport with a poster.

1668 days ago
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xcalibur    

OHHH PULEEEZ... CAMERON HAS A HISTORY OF BEING A DOUCHE BAG NOT ONLY TO FANS (REAL OR NOT) BUT IS KNOWN IN THE INDUSTRY AS BEING BIG FAT EFFING A-HOLE. CHECK EXPERIENCES FROM WRITERS, CO-PRODUCERS, ACTORS, ACTRESSES, ETC., AND THE LIST GOES ON. BEHAVIOR NEVER CHANGES, JUST THE ENVIRONMENT UNLESS THE DUDE GETS SERIOUS HELP FOR ANGER MANAGEMENT. AND JOHN IS THE LAST IDIOT THAT SHOULD BE COMMENTING ON OTHERS. HIS CAREER MUST SUCK TO BE TWEETING AND BLOGGING ABOUT OTHERS AS "JUSTIFIABLE". NEXT!!!!

1668 days ago
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getalife    

Yes, he is justified.
Some jerk wanting to make money off his signature.

1668 days ago
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Don    

It was a set up... people don't show up at the airport with a poster to sign. The "fan" is well known for selling his crap on eBay.

1668 days ago
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Lizzie    

TMZ! I just sent a comment, but I forgot to sign-in~~~daaaaah!!

1668 days ago
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Executor    

The vast majority of hollywood movie people, musicians (yes you too Mayer) and professional athletes, are pompous A holes. They want it both ways....Want to be famous, make lots of $, but don't want to be bothered in public or asked for autographs. They all use the same crutch...."I deserve privacy too".....Well then, don't go out in public if you want privacy. You can't be a household name and entertain millions, yet expect to stroll through an airport, mall or whatever, unnoticed. Boycott his crap....That will solve things. Then he can have as much privacy as he wants.

I also find it very ironic that these people want the general public to buy their product, or pay to see their shows, but John Doe can't sell something on Ebay. What a hypocrite!

1668 days ago
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Dude    

Signatures are lame, the autograph seeker got shut down and that is funny.

1668 days ago
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