Madonna was at a screening of "12 Years a Slave" at the New York City Film Festival last week, reportedly texting through the entire movie.
"Eventually, a woman next to me tapped her on the shoulder and told her to put her phone away," said an NYU film student who attended the premiere. She "hissed back, 'It's for business... enslaver!'"
The Material Girl reportedly tried to dash out of the theater, but when she heard director Steve McQueen start to speak, she ducked back in for the Q&A.
The owners of the Alamo Drafthouse chain of movie theaters in Austin, Texas, were particularly offended by Madonnas text-happy ways, and jokingly banned her from his theaters, pending an apology.
Tim League, one of the owners, later said the tweet was a joke, and "more of a means to get the issue out there, that it is rude to text during movies."
“But now that it seems to have taken hold, sure, I’m going to enforce it,” he added.
The Alamo Drafthouse is known for having a strictly no-talking, no-texting rule during movies.
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