The social media era has made it clearer than ever that Sterne is, in a decisive sense, just like us : their online life is a never-ending nightmare from which they can never wake up. Kanye West, last seen when he was Cyber-bullied by Lana Del Rey just because he had done something normal, like listening to the cast of [SaturdayNightLive an incomprehensible speech about Donald Trump, who crossed with the dark side of the Internet was on monday evening again. This time, the mentions of West were in the RIPed theater, the ancient place of norms enforcement and public disgrace. Actor Jarrod Spector, who currently plays Broadway Sonny Bono in the new musical The Cher Show recorded Twitter during the show's opening night performance and asked Kanye West to put his phone down:
Once upon a time, when you starred on a Broadway show and saw a famous musician on your opening night wait the next day and write a letter on a typewriter, then go to the post office and send him or her to his representatives, before you could wonder why the customer was staring at a phone during their performance. Since phones did not have screens or the Internet at the time, If you do not really want to take it or stare at it, and if you wanted to, you would have to separate it from the wall with a screwdriver or something, and even after all the trouble you would just stare at empty, black bakelite. Today we have Twitter! West, whose New York Times officials said he wanted to take notes, later apologized and expressed his admiration for the show:
The confrontation referred to by observers of the New York social scene already refers to high society as "the glory and scandal of the time" shaken to the core. While the economic impact will only be felt after decades, the biggest winners so far have been monocle manufacturing and the champagne industry, as a rash of monocles leaping out of the astonished faces of their owner into the champagne flutes hastened sales of both budgetary clamps. If you want to see the next high society enmity for yourself – or start a new one – The Cher Show is at the Neil Simon Theater until May 26, 2019.