Okay, this whole issue just leveled up big time. Alex Billington, blogger for firstshowing.net, CALLED 911 on a dude who was on his phone in a TIFF screening today. And he's super-serious about this too. He's on Twitter and Facebook acting like he's some kind of hero for "elevating the issue" of movie texters. He's saying that change wasn't going to come until someone took the issue as seriously as he did. He's acting like a martyr for the cause.
Fuck Alex Billington. He makes all of us look like lunatics with no sense of humor about ourselves. He's not only dragging down public perception of film buffs/critics, he's forever sullied the reputations of every internet journalist looking for a press pass to a film festival, especially TIFF. He's pathetic, and I hope he's banned from future film events for this reckless, inappropriate behavior. Fuck. Alex. Billington.
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