Nobody likes it when someone is constantly on their phone during a movie, even if it is Madonna who’s the culprit. The star was at the New Yorker Film Festival, screening the movie 12 Years a Slave at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema when she got called out for paying more attention to her phone than the movie, a very big no-no for the theatre that has a very strict “no texting, no talking” policy.
According to film critic Charles Taylor, Madonna was sitting next to Jason Ritter, J. Alexander from America’s Next Top Model and Michael K. Williams from The Wire during the film that’s revolved around slavery. When she wouldn’t put away her Blackberry, a movie goer behind her, who had no idea that it was Madonna, tapped her on the shoulder and asked her to put her phone away. The star’s response? “It’s for business… ENSLAVER!”
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Yeah. Madonna, who was screening a movie around slavery, used the word enslaver to a complete stranger after she was the one not following the theater’s policy. One person who was just as upset about the incident as, well, pretty much everyone that has heard about it was the cinema’s CEO Tim League. After hearing about it, he took to Twitter to write, “Until she apologizes to movie fans, Madonna is banned from watching movies @drafthouse.” And if you think he’s kidding, he’s not. “Yeah, I’m serious, but I don’t think it really affects her life that much,” he wrote.
Good for him! Just because Madonna is a celebrity doesn’t mean that she doesn’t have to follow the rules and policies like the rest of us. But like Tom said, this won’t affect her life, like, at all. But now we get a taste of what Madonna is really like.
What do you think about Madonna being banned from the theater for texting?
Did she deserve it?