@Sunshine31- I understand what you are saying but there are times when celebrities do use their status in order to get freebees.
For example, a have a friend who is in a very prominent position in a cosmetic company and was doing a special event with a celebrity. They were sponsoring her makeup for a television show and all she kept saying was, “Do you have anything for me?” and “What else can I get?”
She expected to receive free cosmetics just because the company was sponsoring her makeover. I have to say that it is a little unseemly. I am sure she is not the first, nor the last celebrity to act this way.
I think that this is why some people are turned off when they hear about the swags that the celebrity receives at these award shows. But I do agree that it is one thing to receive a gift and clearly something else to request that a gift be given.