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Former New York Yankees great Reggie Jackson hasn’t played in years, but made news recently for cursing out a fan who asked for a second picture after he’d already taken one with the baseball Hall of Famer. Sherri Shepherd says she doesn’t mind taking pictures with and signing autographs for fans, but she does have a few fan pointers. They include choosing the photographer wisely, sharing group shots instead of every person in a group taking an individual picture and more. Here are a few of her suggestions for fans.

1. Don’t talk while taking a picture:

Then you want another one. ‘Oh, I don’t like this side, I gotta get another picture. And if you got a flip phone you don’t need to be taking a picture. Because then you gotta scroll through the Aaa, Bbb….

2. Choose your photographer carefully: 

I don’t believe in not taking pictures because that’s a memory they can go home with. Don’t let your Auntie Ena take the pictures, like mine, don’t let your mama take the picture. Give it to somebody young whose hand doesn’t shake. ‘But then the picture didn’t come out and I need to take another one.” But then I get mad, because I’ve seen you on the line and it’s so many people and my jaw starts hurting. And eat something fruit or vegetables or Altoids. If it’s a group, then let’s take a family picture.

3. Don’t touch places you’re not supposed to:

“Uncle Willie, stop touching my butt. Stop touching where you –  uh, uh, uh, not there. And no kissing! And who unhooked my bra?

Sherri was also asked about raising her son as a single mother.


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