Red Hot Chili Peppers Don’t Want Photos With Fans

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Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea recently explained the reason of not being glad of the fans asking him for photos.

Flea opens up on the matter

He explained his attitude to the situation in a series of tweets after a fan known as Luke posted a short video, taken at a distance, of a conversation he and some friends had with Flea and singer Anthony Kiedis.

“Thank you (and AK) for being so kind and genuine while meeting us,” Luke wrote. “You both are such rays of sunshine; you didn’t have to stop and chat but you did and I hope you know that you really impacted our lives. we love you and AK with all of our hearts!

The comment then led to other fans telling Luke that it was rare for Kiedis to stop for a conversation, although the other band members were well-known for doing so. “Wow, that makes the meeting with him and Flea way more special,” he responded. “Perhaps he just felt comfortable in that moment; none of my friends nor I asked for a photo or autograph or anything – we just talked, so maybe that had to do with his interaction with us.”

Flea went on to tweet the following explaining: “It’s because you all generated a kind and gentle light, and you didn’t ask for a picture. We are always down to talk and chat; asking for a photo ruins it instantly.” Another fan then asked what was wrong with people asking for photos. “There’s nothing wrong with it,” the bassist said. “But it ruins having actual conversation. It is a transaction.”