Even though this story isn’t about a major celeb, I thought it had to be shared. Alex Billington, who blogs for FirstShowing.net, called 911 during a film screening because people in the theater were using their cell phones and boy, this just steamed his hams. The guy was basically mad as hell and couldn’t take it any more. I’m reminded of Beyoncé’s anger and the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s frustrations with fans using cell phones to take nonstop photos/videos at concerts. It’s terribly annoying when anyone uses a cell phone in a venue. But oh my God, it is in no way life-threatening and calling 911 is a really stupid move. The 911 operator thought so, too. They laughed at him. Here’s more, from Wftv.com:
Billington [then] took to Twitter to vent his anger. He claimed to be concerned that the movie, the horror film “The Sacrament,” was being pirated, and that “drastic measures” were called for in restoring moviegoing etiquette.
“I’m just trying to fight the good fight,” wrote Billington, “even if others don’t agree with my methods.”
Dude. I don’t think there is a single sane person out there who would agree with your methods. Or reasoning. But if there are, speak up. I want to hear your argument.