Chewbacca mom won America's heart when she first strapped on that plastic Chewy mask and videotaped herself laughing with abandon while sitting alone in her car, representing how the little things could bring so much joy to people's lives. Now it would seem that Chewbacca mom's 15 minutes of fame has transformed her into the money-grabbing, opportunistic monster that Americans have come to expect from overnight Internet stars. But her video is still pretty cute, in case you somehow haven't seen it yet.
It has been about three weeks since Candace Payne's YouTube video went viral, and so far she has racked up over $400,000 in money and gifts, including trips to California, Disney World, and college scholarships for her and her family. But apparently that is not enough for the mother, since TMZ is reporting that she is charging fans $20 or more for her picture and autograph.