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WATCH: Patti LuPone screams at audience member to “get the f**k out!” and Twitter is obsessed

Today’s public service announcement comes from Broadway diva Patti LuPone, who was filmed giving an audience member a dressing-down over their mask wearing.

The moment was captured by another theatergoer and posted to Twitter, where it quickly went viral.

During a talkback panel following a performance of LuPone’s hit musical Company, the star noticed the audience member improperly masked.

“Put your mask over your nose, that’s why you’re in the theater,” said LuPone, who battled Covid-19 earlier this year.

She continued: “That is the rule. If you don’t want to follow the rule, get the f–k out!”

As the audience cheered in approval, LuPone added: “Who do you think you are? That you do not respect the people that are sitting around you!”

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The maskless woman in the crowd was not swayed. “I pay your salary!” she yelled back.

“Bulls–t! Chris Harper pays my salary!” LuPone responded, referencing the name of Company’s producer.

This isn’t the first time LuPone has lashed out at a disrespectful audience member from the stage. In 2015, she approached a texting theatergoer during a performance of the play Shows for Days and grabbed their cellphone.

“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,” she told Playbill afterwards.

During a performance of Gypsy in 2009, LuPone berated an audience member for taking a photo of the show. We can only imagine what she’d say to the person who leaked those nudes of Jesse Williams earlier this week.

Here’s how her masking exchange played out on Twitter: