Octavia Spencer Laughs Off Reports She Was Rude at Her Children's Book Signing

by Antoinette Bueno 9:37 AM PDT, April 07, 2015
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Here's a report you don't read too often, or maybe ever -- Octavia Spencer being rude?!

But The Help actress is now defending herself on Twitter against a report that she displayed some very diva-like behavior at a recent book signing for her new children's book, Randi Rhodes Ninja Detective -- The Sweetest Heist in History.

According to the Daily Mail, the 44-year-old actress "shocked and angered hundreds of fans" at her book singing at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles last week, where she allegedly refused to take pictures and wouldn't even make small talk.

Just how bad did it allegedly get?

"Before the night was over people were dragging their kids out of line, demanding refunds on the books and stormed out of the store in disgust," the outlet wrote.

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However, Octavia slammed the report with a tweet on Monday.

"Gotta laugh when ppl would actually believe that you were rude to a child... at YOUR CHILDREN'S BOOK SIGNING," she wrote.

Octavia's new book is actually the second book in her successful Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective series, which is aimed at middle school readers. The series follow the young Rhodes and her fellow ninja detectives, DC and Pudge.

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Last month ET caught up with Octavia's co-star in Insurgent, Shailene Woodley, when she gushed about working with the Oscar-winning actress.

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