Madonna's largely reviled "W.E." isn't the only thing courting bad press for the Material Girl in Venice.

At a press conference for the film a fan handed her flowers, transforming the pop icon into a case study for ingratitude.

Note to Madonna fans: Watch the video below to learn what not to do when in the presence of the legend. And for all would-be legends: learn what not to do.

[Hat tip: Our own Peter Knegt.]