Who’s that texting girl? Madonna has now been banned from a Texas cinema chain after she was reportedly caught texting during a screening of 12 Years A Slave at the New York film festival.
According to The Guardian, The singer is reported to have spent much of the premiere at the Walter Reade Theater in New York’s Lincoln Center, for Steve McQueen‘s Oscar-tipped tale of a free black man sold into slavery in the antebellum south, tapping away on her Blackberry, much to the annoyance of other filmgoers. When one woman tapped her on the shoulder and requested the singer stop, Madonna is reported to have remarked: “It’s for business … enslaver!” and continued texting away.
Now the Alamo Drafthouse, which is known for its strict policy towards unruly customers, has taken the largely symbolic step of banning the singer from all its premises. “Until she apologizes to movie fans, Madonna is banned from watching movies,” tweeted co-founder and CEO Tim League. He later told Entertainment Weekly that while his promises initially manifested as an “offhand joke, a spur of the moment 140 characters” and was “more of a means to get the issue out there, that it is rude to text during movies,” he was remained determined to stick to his guns. “Now that it seems to have taken hold, sure, I’m going to enforce it,” he said. “I’m serious, but I don’t think it really affects her life that much.”
Now, wait a minute, you say… Madonna wasn’t in Texas, and this cinema chain has nothing to do with the Material Matriarch’s Reported Royal Rudeness.
So is this more publicity for Alamo Drafthouse? Are they jumping on Madonna’s smoking gun, or does the Queen Pop Mother need to apologize to movie fans, and not just for Swept Away?
It’s your call at this point. All we can say is, “Stay tuned…”