Don’t hit me, I’m sick
Oh no! This is not positive. NY Daily News reported that Roger Ebert was attacked at the Toronto Film Festival. Apparently Roger was at the screening of Slumdog Millionaire minding his own business when he got attacked. Here’s how it went down:
When the lights when down during the show someone kept saying “don’t Touch Me, don’t touch me,” then the annoyed man (saying Don’t touch me) turned around and hit the guy behind him.
Guess who the annoyed guy was? Film Critic Lou Lumenick from the NY Post and the guy who got hit? Roger Ebert.
The real story was that Roger was trying to tap Lou on the shoulder to tell him to move because he couldn’t see the screen (because he can’t speak anymore from his thyroid and salivary gland cancer) and Lou got so annoyed he just turned around and literally whacked him Soprano style without knowing who he was hitting. Then…Lou went about his business with no apology and Roger stayed throughout the whole show and even gave a note to Danny Boyle (from the movie) saying he’ll get an Oscar nod for his film.
All I have to say to that is WTF???!! Lou, you came by airplane, not by Lincoln Town Car.