Hmmm. These reports about Zac Efron allegedly “freaking out” and chasing down a photographer who snapped his photo in New York sex shop Fantasy World make us want to slip on our Sherlock Holmes hat and get to the bottom of things. (Did you know those hats are called deerstalkers? No, really!) Let’s look at the evidence:
Why would Zac be so perturbed to have his photo taken in a sex shop if he was allegedly there to film a scene for his upcoming film Are We Officially Dating? with Imogen Poots. Obviously he knows we will see him standing amid the sex toys on the big screen eventually. More importantly, Zac has already been snapped chilling next to some adult props when a fan posed with him and then-girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens in 2008. Even more tellingly, Zac handled that incident with aplomb, laughing that his mother stuffed his Christmas stocking with condoms. Zac Efron told the world about his mother giving him condoms! Does that sound like the kind of guy who would be squeamish about being seen near a few bottles of lube? We think not.
According to Page Six, “Zac was begging the guy to delete the pictures. He kept telling him that he has so many young fans and he didn’t want them to see it.” While we acknowledge that famous people are rarely trying to get photographed next to a bunch of dildos, Zac’s true fans have already seen him get peed on by Nicole Kidman in this fall’s The Paperboy, which seems to suggest he isn’t particularly worried about appearing too mature. This is the same guy who dropped a condom on The Lorax red carpet, after all! And taught the world his bra-unhooking trick! And we’re supposed to believe he chased a man down for snapping him in a sex shop. We heartily doubt it. Ladies and gentleman of the jury, we rest our case!
[Photos: Splash News Online]