Kanye West Responds After ‘Cher Show’ Actor Calls Him Out For Looking At His Phone Throughout Show

Smartphones have changed society in ways we probably haven’t even realized yet, but for Broadway performers those glowing screens are a distraction and a nuisance — even more so when the people glued to their phones throughout the performance happen to be celebrities.

Jarrod Spector, who portrays Sonny Bono in the just-opened “The Cher Show” on Broadway, took to Twitter to call out one such celebrity for being focused on his phone throughout the show: Kanye West.

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“Hey @kanyewest so cool that you’re here at @TheCherShow,” tweeted Spector. “If you look up from your cell phone you’ll see we’re doing a show up here. It’s opening night. Kind of a big deal for us. Thanks so much.”

Spector’s tweet received a LOT of positive response. Check out this sampling:

Shortly after Spector issued his tweet, West responded with a sort-of apology, asking Spector to “please pardon my lack of etiquette,” adding: “We have so much appreciation for the energy you guys put into making this master piece [sic].”

Back in 2015, Broadway icon Patti Lupone famously halted a performance at Lincoln Center when she noticed a woman in the audience texting, ultimately strolling into the audience to snatch the phone from her hands and unleash her fury. Luckily, audio of Lupone’s rant was recorded:

 

 

 

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