[Blind Gossip] After 9/11, a popular club in New York City worked with some firefighters to do a special fundraiser for the families of their lost brothers. Over the course of several nights, there was no cover charge, but patrons were asked to donate to an FDNY fund.
Eastie, a famous film actor, showed up with his entourage one of those nights. He saw the firefighters and their donation box at the entrance, pulled several hundred dollar bills out of his wallet, stuffed them in the box, and directed each member of each group to give as much as they could. Then he went into the club, introduced himself to another group of firefighters, bought them a round of beers, took photos with them, and hung out with them for about an hour.
Celebrity after celebrity came to the club during that fundraiser. Every celebrity donated generously. Except for one.
Westie, another famous film actor, showed up at the door with his own entourage. He was told about the purpose of the fundraiser. Westie looked at the firefighters and the donation box… and kept walking into the club. Neither he nor any member of his group donated anything, nor did they acknowledge the firefighters in any way! A doorman asked a member of his group “This is a fundraiser. Why is he being such a little shit?” She responded, “Oh, Westie never pays for anything. Everyone should just be honored that he’s here!”