Some people are criticizing Rihanna for texting during a Broadway show, but playwright Jeremy O. Harris sure isn’t.
Rihanna was spotted in attendance at a Broadway showing of Slave Play this past weekend. During the show, some audience members noticed Rihanna playing on her phone.
Playwright O’Harris defended Rihanna on Twitter. “Two things I learned today about the Type of theatre maker I am: When my idol texts that she’s running late. I hold the curtain for her,” he wrote. “When my idol texts me during a play I’ve written, I respond.”
One fan asked O’Harris why he wasn’t condemning Rihanna’s texting. “I’m not interested in policing anyone’s relationship to watching a play ESPECIALLY someone who isn’t a part of the regular theatergoing crowd,” he explained.
“Moreover, as people on this site know, I’m famously ambivalent about phone use in theatre,” he continued.