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Should Celebrities Get Preferential Treatment? [POLL]

 Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins
(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
By Bill Doyle

Some patrons at a Pittsburgh-area DMV office were none too pleased when Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby was allowed to cut to the front of the line. Non-celebrity residents of Pittsburgh felt Crosby should have to slog through the interminable wait like everyone else, and if his presence caused a disturbance, well, that’s why they have a police presence there.

According to the the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

Supervisors of DMV offices throughout the state decide whether and when to let famous people — whose presence might actually make customers’ wait time longer — go to the head of the line, said Jan McKnight, a spokeswoman for the motor vehicles department. The decision is based on how much potential the celebrity has to create a furor that causes delays for everyone, she said.

“If they walk in and the place goes crazy with fans, we would just move them in and out,” she said. “It’s a matter of keeping control and keeping disruptions to a minimum.”

Representatives of celebrity customers, she said, also can schedule an appointment for them to handle their DMV business with a local office’s manager at a specific time.

Do you get bothered when celebrities receive treatment like this? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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