Anna Kendrick threw diamond earrings in the trash for a very good reason

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On Monday’s episode of WTF with Marc Maron, Anna Kendrick revealed that she threw away some diamond earrings a fan sent her. She mentioned that her policy on gifts from fans, in case you’re thinking of sending her some chocolate chips cookies or an original Van Gogh, is that it all goes in the trash.

When she received some diamond earrings from a fan who professed his love for her, she had to follow through with her policy. “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,” she explained on the podcast.

“For real diamond earrings,” Kendrick continued after Marc asked if they were legit. “I did go and check. 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.”

Kendrick prefaced the story with saying she knew she it was gonna make her sound like a d!ck.

What would you do if you were sent real diamonds by a random person who thought they were in love with you? Should Anna have donated them to charity instead?



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  • Cara

    I would like to know her reasoning behind throwing away gifts. I totally get that it’s weird to receive a gift from someone you don’t know that is obsessed with you…but why not donate it? That’s so wasteful.

  • Other

    She honestly could have donated them to a woman’s shelter to sell and use the money as they see fit. But that’s not my business.

  • cookie

    What an ungrateful b!tch! Why not send everything back or donate it instead of throwing it out? Her fans are not making her salary, so a $20 teddy bear is a lot; and for her to just throw it away is disgusting! She should be ashamed!

  • Coco

    A very good reason? Um no, she sounds like a stupid bitch. I’d hate to be one of her fans trying to do something sweet for her..

  • Sadie

    While I agree it would have been better off donated, is anyone paying attention that some creep (multiple creeps, but specifically to the diamonds, one creep) not only got her home address but sent something there? You wouldn’t send a stranger a “gift” in the mail. Even as a someone who isn’t a celebrity, it’s right to wear an appropriate amount of paranoia. Imagine if you are a celebrity. You don’t want to think something could have been tampered with, but you don’t know and that certainly doesn’t negate the fact that this is a complete invasion of privacy.

    • Bec

      I wouldn’t keep any gifts sent to me if I was a celebrity. I also would not advertise to the whole world what a cold b!tch I was by throwing gifts someone went out of their way to give me, in the trash. Donate it and keep quiet.

      • Veronica Moser

        And yet you’re known for being a cold nasty child rapist online??

  • Bryony

    That is really awful. She could have pawned them and given the money to a shelter or charity. Ugh. So wasteful.

  • Bec

    This homely chick should be thankful she has any fans in the first place.

    • LexiconD1

      I had to Google her, because I’ve never heard of her before. I still don’t know who she is.

      She, and her ‘policy’,+- seems stupid and vain, plus I don’t see why she can’t donate anything she doesn’t want to others who aren’t as fortunate?

      • Bec

        It’s just plain rude IMO. Even if she did give away the gifts she was given, why share that with the public.

        I’m willing to bet whoever sent her a pair of diamond earrings wasn’t “all there” in the head, maybe just a little off…and she’s going around telling everyone she chunked this person’a gift like it’s contaminated with Ebola. She’s just hurt some poor fool’s feelings really bad, and it wasn’t necessary.

  • Katie Hazzard

    Donate wow how selfish Salvation Army or something wow donate all the gifts there’s actual pepole without that would appricate those things not trash them!

  • spottedgiraffe

    She’s a brat. She could donate those teddies to sick children if she didn’t want them instead of throwing them in the trash. If she didn’t want the earrings she could have sold them and donated the money. At least make use of the items.

  • Mazda023

    I don’t blame her for getting rid of her gifts. If I received a gift from a completed stranger I would probably do the same thing. It’s freaky. You don’t know if something has been tampered with or if the earrings had any kind of bodily fluids on them. Even the teddy bears could have something dangerous hidden in it or who knows. Maybe I am just paranoid, but I would feel guilty donating something like that, that includes selling it, and someone getting sick or injured because of it. So many of you guys can call her a brat or a snob but I think she is smart by getting rid of them. Why risk it?

  • twelfthnight

    Look, I understand not eating cookies someone sends you, and maybe getting some qualified people to look over any other gifts brought to you to make sure they’re not full of arsenic or have hidden cameras on them.

    But really, she literally throws all gifts in the trash? What an ungrateful hag. I get that people can’t save everything, but seriously?