Rihanna is on the middle of a “theatre etiquette” debate on Twitter and, though she’s presently minding her enterprise in South Korea proper now, issues are getting very heated.
It began when Rih made a pitstop on the Golden Theatre in New York on Sunday to look at the Broadway present Slave Play.
Photos of Rihanna assembly the forged and crew of the present hit social media and all the things appeared nicely with the world…till it wasn’t.
The author of Slave Play, Jeremy O. Harris, tweeted after the present saying that he had held the curtain as a result of his idol was operating late. He additionally revealed that he had obtained complimentary texts from the singer in the course of the present.
However, though Harris clearly did not have an issue, critics shortly pounced on the tweet, calling the habits “impolite” and “disruptive”.
“Texting throughout a present is unacceptable. As is beginning late for anybody who thinks they’re higher than paying viewers of theatergoers,” one said. “Rihanna is superb however examine that privilege.”
When Harris questioned a critic, they prompt he ought to condemn Rihanna’s behavior as an alternative of praising it earlier than declaring an analogous state of affairs involving Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Madonna.
Nonetheless, Harris stated that whereas he revered Lin’s stance, he did not share it himself, saying that he wasn’t inquisitive about “policing anybody’s relationship to watching a play”.
When another person famous that “correct theatre etiquette” is a comparatively new factor, Harris identified that previously, viewers would brazenly voice their opinion in the course of the present.
Coming to Rihanna’s defense, Harris additionally added that he had watched from backstage and did not see any problem with the singer sending “three texts” in the course of the present, joking that it was “decrease than my mom’s common”.
And, eager to level out a double commonplace, the playwright additionally retweeted a publish about how the curtain had apparently been held for Mike Pence’s arrival at Hamilton.