Following Cast’s Call-Out of Mike Pence, Trump Fans Call to #BoycottHamilton
The Donald Trump vs. Super-Successful Broadway Musical feud isn’t as totally left-field as, say, his fight with the Pope. Still, it is one of the more convoluted of his many personal battles because there have been so many twists and turns in less than 24 hours. It all started when VP-elect Mike Pence attended a showing of Hamilton last night and the cast delivered a special message to him from the stage. They called on him to take inspiration from their show and become more inclusive. Trump then used Twitter to demand an apology from the cast, only to be told by the Broadway star responsible for the teaching moment, Brandon Dixon, that he wasn’t sorry.
Now, in the fourth big twist, Trump fans are calling on one another to #BoycottHamilton.
— Original Team Trump™ (@jpm05880) November 19, 2016
#BoycottHamilton is the number one trending thing on Twitter! ? This is a big step forward in our fight against entertainment industry!?
— LADIES 4 TRUMP (@ladies4trump) November 19, 2016
Bunch of lovies believing they have the right to lecture VP Elect Pence. What is it with actors and the moral highground? #BoycottHamilton
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) November 19, 2016
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 19, 2016
Hamilton is impossible to get tickets to, of course. People have been known to buy tickets a year or more in advance just to get into the show. There is a lottery set up so that regular, non-rich people who aren’t elected officials can have a snowball’s chance in hell of seeing it. It was actually recorded and turned into a PBS special because there was such a high demand for everyday Americans to even get a taste of what the performance looks like. The stars come out to perform for people who stand outside of the theater for hours to see them for a few minutes.
Anyway, like we said, people are boycotting the show.
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