Patti LuPone blasts Broadway theatergoers for not adhering to mask policy

'Who do you think you are?': Broadway legend Patti LuPone calls out theatergoers for not adhering to mask policy.

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5/14/2022 1:02:00 PM

'Who do you think you are?': Broadway legend Patti LuPone calls out theatergoers for not adhering to mask policy.

'Put your mask over your nose. That’s why you’re in the theater,' she told the pair of theatergoers. 'That is the rule.'

Patti LuPone had a message for two theatergoers Tuesday: Wear your masks properly — or leave.videosWhen an audience member yelled back, “I pay your salary,” LuPone was quick to challenge it."We stand with Patti," a spokesperson for “Company" said in a statement.

"I'm so sorry," she wrote in a“The ViewShe said on"The View" that she hopes theaters keep mask mandates in place"for longer."While the gesture is a compliment, she said,"one should throw underhanded ... aim for the feet, not the head ... and take the thorns out of the roses."

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Legend is right. Damn, girl! So you berate the people who are paying your salary, was she wearing a mask? 🖕🖕 How did she get to the show? Plane? Limo? Taxi? Walking around the city? Did she yell at everyone on the plane? No. Dog and pony show She wasn't wearing a mask either. She just wants the rubes to wear them.

She’s an angel. Lol Yes, rules are rules. I still have a question… did she ALWAYS wear a mask before she got COVID? Good for her! Imagine being so ignorant to think the rules don’t apply to only you? Ahem…that privileged attitude flowed so quickly from the patrons mouth”we pay your salary”thinking a ticket 🎟 purchase gives you ownership of celebrities! Weirdo! This is what NBA players, Venus, Serena, MikeTyson and Dave Chapelle and others have experienced. UNBELIEVABLE.

Somebody needs a Snickers!

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May 11, 2022, 9:23 PM UTC By Saba Hamedy Patti LuPone had a message for two theatergoers Tuesday: Wear your masks properly — or leave. The Broadway legend, who was participating in a filmed Q&A at the American Theatre Wing alongside her"Company" costars, called out patrons who didn't appear to have their masks covering their noses. “Put your mask over your nose. That’s why you’re in the theater," LuPone told them, according to videos of the incident. "That is the rule. If you don't want to follow the rule, get the f--- out. I'm serious. Who do you think you are if you do not respect the people sitting around you?" When an audience member yelled back, “I pay your salary,” LuPone was quick to challenge it. “You pay my salary? Bulls---. Chris Harper pays my salary," ,” she said, referring to the show's producer. A spokesperson for LuPone did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday. "We stand with Patti," a spokesperson for “Company" said in a statement. “Over the course of her storied career, Patti has always had an unshakable bond with the audience, and she takes their role as seriously as her own. She is also a fierce advocate for the entire theatrical workforce,” the statement read. “We stand with Patti and support her efforts to keep our entire community — from patrons to ushers, cast to stage crew — safe and healthy so we can keep Broadway open.” LuPone missed 10 performances this year after she tested positive for Covid-19. "I'm so sorry," she wrote in a updating people about her test result. In a March interview with “The View ," she said she"wore that negative test as a badge of honor for over two years, and the little bugger found me." "But I'll tell you, I'm grateful to the scientists and the science and the vaccinations, because it could have been worse. And it wasn't." She said on"The View" that she hopes theaters keep mask mandates in place"for longer." "Just because those theaters are old, the seats are close, and we're not out of this,” she said. LuPone, who has been vocal in the past about theater etiquette, told"The View" hosts about a more recent incident when she was hit on the head with roses. While the gesture is a compliment, she said,"one should throw underhanded ... aim for the feet, not the head ... and take the thorns out of the roses." In 2015, LuPone also made headlines when she of an audience member she saw texting during her performance. Many praised LuPone on Twitter for calling out the theatergoers. "i was gonna go to bed but then i learned patti lupone cussed out an audience member for not wearing a mask correctly and suddenly i have enough energy to lead an army into battle for her," a Twitter user wrote . "i cannot believe a new Patti LuPone ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ Audience Member Smackdown video just dropped,"