When Kevin Smith found out GMA critic Joel Seigel loudly walked out of a screening of Clerks II, he politely ripped him a new one:
This guy went beyond talking, even; he was making a spectacle of himself as he left. I’ve now spoken to three folks in attendance last night, and all have said that Siegel WANTED everyone to know how disgusted he was, and that he was leaving. If you want to share your displeasure with everyone, that’s fine, dude; just do it AFTER the movie, not during.
What are you, a twelve year old boy, cutting loose with your pals at a Friday night screening of “Scary Movie 4” while your parents are in a theater down the hall watching “The Devil Wears Prada”? Leave the diva-like behavior and drama-queen antics to the movie stars, not the movie reviewer, ya’ rude-ass prick.
UPDATE: Seigel was given a chance to respond to Smith on a New York radio show. My take: Seigel gave a decent apology. Kevin should’ve accepted it up front instead of putting him through the ringer.