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Madonna Allegedly Called Person “Enslaver” During 12 Years A Slave Screening

 

Despite global fame, it appears that singer-songwriter Madonna broke some etiquette rules late last week during a film screening for 12 Years A Slave in New York. Allegedly, the Pop music icon called a person an “enslaver” for telling the star to stop texting during the movie, which got her banned from the theater in the process.

During a star-studded screening of Steve McQueen’s slave drama at high-end movie chain Alamo Drafthouse, reports from an attendee say that Madonna broke one of the house rules of the theater by hammering away on her Blackberry. When a patron asked her to put the phone away, things got a little ugly according to an account from a former student of film critic Charles Taylor.

From Charles Taylor’s Facebook:

[A] mysterious blonde in black lace gloves who wouldn’t stop texting on her Blackberry throughout the first half of the movie. Eventually, a woman next to me tapped her on the shoulder and told her to put her phone away, and the blonde hissed back, ‘It’s for business… ENSLAVER!’ I turned to the shoulder tapper and loudly said, ‘THANKS!’ and gave her a thumbs up. The rest of the movie, I kept thinking about how I wanted to tell the blonde what a disgrace she was.

At the film’s end during a standing ovation, the blonde slipped away and was later revealed to be Madonna. Tim League, the founder of Alamo Drafthouse, took to Twitter and issued a public ban on Madonna attending events at the movie house until she formally apologizes. The chain takes its “no texting” rule seriously, warning patrons just once before a second violation gets the person tossed without a refund.

Madonna has yet to respond to the ban or apologize. We wouldn’t hold our breath.

[IndieWire]

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  • Hilary

    The spelling and grammar in this article is very poor.