NEW YORK — Film critic Armond White has been expelled from the New York Film Critics Circle after allegedly heckling “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen at the group’s annual awards banquet.

The critics met Monday and voted the CityArts critic out of the group, according to Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman, a member.

White reportedly yelled expletives at McQueen when he accepted the award for best director at last week’s New York Film Critics Awards. He was quoted as loudly calling McQueen an “embarrassing doorman and garbage man.”

Known for his contrarian reviews, White lambasted “12 Years a Slave” as “torture porn.”