Anne Hathaway went away for a long while because she knew we all can’t stand her and wanted to give us a break. Now she’s back, and while this was a chance for her to get back on good terms with the world and not be so annoying, she failed epically when she and husband Adam Shulman decided to take a page from Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield‘s book and punk the paparazzi with a charitable message.
Walking around New York this week, Anne and Adam held up cardboard signs with three websites listed to charities/causes they care about and wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July. They did at least give credit to Emma and Andrew, but the fact that she even decided to do this is just so… Anne. And so obnoxious. I appreciate getting the good message out, which is the only thing I give her vague credit about – there’s never a bad time to spread the word about causes you really care about. But it just seems so contrived and try-hard and… predictable. Copying off of something someone else did that we all found endearing so that she could try and be endearing as well is Anne Hathway’s M.O. and the reason she got such a bad rep in the first place.
Oh, and here’s how it’s ACTUALLY done: