thoseguiltyeyes wrote:For whatever reasons unbeknownst to me, they could possibly not be allowed to take pictures with fans, since you never see pictures of them with fans outside of things like contests and the occasional overseas M&Gs.
I think it's some kind of contractual clause; I feel like a lot of people in the entertainment industry sign them to kind of 'protect' their image (in case it comes back to haunt them in the future somehow), and the privacy of everyone involved? I've heard stories in other fandoms of people meeting band members/actors and not being allowed to take pictures with them.
It's also (weirdly) in a booklet I received from my university about safe computer use - like an entire section about privacy and protecting your own/respecting others'; the example they use is not to take pictures of celebrities and/or post on social networking sites if they've come in to the place where you work lol. I guess it's a bigger thing here. :/