LATEST: RINGO STARR is backtracking after upsetting fans with an online rant about the amount of items he's asked to autograph.
In a new statement, the rocker insists the 'ban' on fanmail was “in direct response to an inordinate amount of items which have recently appeared for sale on (memorabilia auction website) eBay, and to those that repeatedly send cards and items to be signed.” He adds, “(It's) a waste of paper and we all should be mindful of our carbon footprint.”
Starr insists the video message wasn’t aimed at his “real fans” who have acknowledged that he “has always signed items and is in fact the only Beatle to have been doing so.” The drummer admits he was "amazed" by the public and media reaction to his video message, and urges fans to "read this in a mellow way."
Eppylover says: Well? What did I say about eBay? Huh? Can we blame him?