We live in a highly litigious society where everyone is looking for excuses to slap a lawsuit against someone or a company for every reason you can imagine, all to get rich quick without having to put in the hard work of building their own success. Heck, suing people have become as synonymous with being American as hamburgers, apple pie, and the Fourth of July.
Now, don’t get me wrong. There are definitely legitimate reasons for a person to file a lawsuit against another individual. However, using this as a punishment against someone for perceived slights or small offenses is fairly common.
And that brings me to Madonna.
Two of her fans are now filing a lawsuit against the pop superstar after she took the stage at her Brooklyn concert two hours later than the scheduled start time, which they say placed them under stress and caused undue hardship. Is it just me, or does this really seem like a stretch? I’m a stickler for people being on time, but concerts are sometimes hard to pin down in exact time slots. It seems to me that if you’re going to go to a concert, you should expect things might not go according to plan. That’s just my opinion.
Check out the details via The Daily Wire:
Michael Fellows of Brooklyn and Jonathan Hadden of The Bronx are upset in part because they had to be up early for work the next day. That made them especially aggravated when the 65-year-old star didn’t take the stage until close to 11 p.m. at her December 13 performance at Barclays Center. The show was part of the singer’s “Celebration Tour.”
The two men filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court, per The New York Post. The document states that their tickets showed a start time of 8:30 p.m. but Madonna didn’t start her portion of the show until around 10:45 p.m.
The lawsuit accuses Madonna, entertainment company Live Nation, and hosting venue Barclays Center of “unconscionable, unfair, and/or deceptive trade practices.”
Both gentlemen claim that they were “confronted with limited public transportation, limited ride-sharing, and increased public and private transportation costs at that late hour,” which they stated resulted from the late start time.
“In addition, many ticketholders who attended concerts on a weeknight had to get up early to go to work and/or take care of their family responsibilities the next day,” the document goes on to say.
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As of this writing, the pair of disgruntled fans are seeking unspecified damages while also hoping to start up some sort of class action lawsuit to strike back at other performances for having started later than the scheduled time.
It’s easy to think these two are entitled, but it’s important to note that Madonna has a reputation for being late and has actually been sued for this in the past. Back in 2019, she was part of a class action lawsuit that was filed during the “Madame X” tour, which sounds very similar to the suit she’s facing now.
Madonna is know for her diva behavior, responding to the accusations against her in 2019 by saying, “Here’s something you all need to understand, and that is … a queen is never late.”
One might say that since she has a history of being late, they should have expected a less than punctual start time for the show, but no matter how you cut it, Madonna is not valuing the time of her fans, who are her customers. That’s something she needs to correct and drop the diva act. It isn’t cute.
Also, these two guys need to get over themselves and be more careful and wise about who they decide to see in concert. That’s my two cents.