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Sylvester Stallone criticised for charging £849 for photos at fan event

Pricey package also gets attendees priority in the queue

Monday 24 June 2019 11:47 BST
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Sylvester Stallone has been criticised for taking part in an event that’s charging fans a staggering amount of money to have a photo with the actor.

An Experience With... will see Stallone visit London, Manchester and Birmingham for an event featuring an on-stage interview with the Oscar-winner, a three-course meal and an auction of “bespoke memorabilia” from his films.

However, for attendees wanting a photo with the Rocky star, they’ll have to fork out £849 for a “photo upgrade experience” package.

The opportunity is limited to just 10 people and the pricey package will also buy you a frame signed by Stallone, as well as priority in the photo queue.

For those fans who think £849 is a bit too much, there’s always the “professional photo" package that will allow two people to have a photo with Stallone – for £745.

According to The Sun, the event’s company said: “As with any business there are costs involved and this is the same for us as a company.

“When you take into consideration the costs to bring a celebrity of such status to the UK then you would understand. Unfortunately, quality costs.”

The events will take place on 31 August and 6-7 September.

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