Madonna has been banned from a famous movie theater chain for reportedly texting non-stop during the premiere of Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave at the New York Film Festival – an action that supposedly ruined the suspense for most filmgoers.
According to film critic Charles Taylor, a former student saw a woman sitting next to Madonna tap her u=on the shoulder and politely ask that she put her Blackberry phone away, only for the ‘Queen of Pop’ to snap back, ‘It’s for business … enslaver!’
In response to her behavior, Tim League, CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas – a theater chain known for their strict no-texting policy – announced on Twitter that ‘until she apologizes to movie fans, Madonna is banned from watching movies’.
When Twitter user Vincent tried to defend Madonna as being a ‘billion dollar business’, Tim replied, ‘Madonna, however entitled she feels she is, is unbearably rude to others around her by texting in a theater.’
And to drive home the seriousness of the ban, Tim told Entertainment Weekly,’Yeah, I’m serious, but I don’t think it really affects her life that much.’
Madonna has not responded to the ban.
The video below shows the voicemail of some angry customer who was kicked out of the theater for texting during a film at Alamo Drafthouse back in 2011 (Warning: Contains foul language).