‘Conversation is Not Harassment’: Hamilton Star Responds To Trump’s Criticism
Last night, Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended a showing of Hamilton on Broadway. He was met with a very mixed reaction, with many audience members booing him as he took his seat.
After the show, the cast directly addressed Pence, with star Brandon Dixon reading a message about how many people feel anxious in wake of Donald Trump’s election because they don’t think they’ll be protected. Dixon also thanked Pence for attending and hoped the show inspired him.
Trump responded this morning, criticizing the cast for harassing Pence and stating that the theater should be a “safe and special place.”
Dixon replied to the President-elect with a simple statement.
— Brandon Victor Dixon (@BrandonVDixon) November 19, 2016
The tweet sent out by Hamilton’s official account showing Dixon’s message to Pence has gone viral as it has been retweeted over 110,000 times at publication time. Hamilton creator and original star Lin-Manuel Miranda also tweeted out support for the cast and Dixon.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 19, 2016
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