Jason Bateman Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman is lucky he didn't incite an iPhone riot.

The Arrested Development actor cut a massive line at an Apple store in Los Angeles after an employee escorted him to the front of the line and into the store, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

VIDEO: Jason Bateman and Will Arnett reunite for web video

The 2,000-plus people who had been waiting for hours to purchase the fourth generation iPhone booed the actor as he left the store with his new purchase.

Calls to Bateman's rep were not immediately returned.

Do you think celebrities should get this kind of preferential treatment?