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Famed Broadway actress Patti LuPone went on a foul-mouthed rant directed at an audience member during a post show Q&A session because she was not properly wearing a mask.
LuPone, who was answering questions with the rest of the cast after a performance of her musical, "Company," was filmed berating a female theatergoer who had not covered her nose with her mask.
“Put your mask over your nose. That’s why you’re in the theater. That is the rule. If you don’t want to follow the rule, get the f*** out!” LuPone screamed at this person.
The audience cheered and applauded as she ranted and raved at the mask offender.
“I'm serious! Who do you think you are that you do not respect the people sitting around you?” LuPone demanded.
The ticket-purchasing audience member shot back, "I pay your salary!"
"You pay my salary? Bulls**t. Chris Harper pays my salary," LuPone retorted, name-dropping the show's producer.
"Who do you think you are?!" LuPone shrieked.
"I'm a patron. A person!" the audience member said.
"Just put your mask over your nose!" LuPone commanded before the discussion's moderator changed the subject.
The Tony and Grammy award-winning Broadway actress has a well-earned reputation for a bad temper and confrontational personality. The New York Post recounts how in 2009, she stopped a production of "Gypsy" mid-show to yell at a photographer. And once in 2015, she interrupted a performance of "Shows for Days" to snatch the cellphone out of the hands of a texting audience member.
Speaking about the incident, she told Playbill, "We work hard on stage to create a world that is being totally destroyed by a few rude, self-absorbed and inconsiderate audience members who are controlled by their phones.”
LuPone is also an outspoken leftist. She made controversial remarks about Republican Senator Lindsey Graham in 2019, suggesting that the South Carolina lawmaker was a closeted gay man.
"Lindsey Graham you are a disgrace. On a personal note, why don't you just bite the bullet and come out. You might just come to your senses," she tweeted.
In another controversial tweet, she mocked Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, calling him a "national disgrace" and approvingly referred to how Paul's neighbor viciously assaulted him in November 2017, breaking several bones and putting him in the hospital.
"Rand Paul, do us all a big favor. Don't set foot in NYC. You too are a National disgrace. Maybe your neighbor had a point?" she tweeted.
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