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Liberal Twitter Melts Down After Sponsors Drop Trump-Inspired Julius Caesar

As Kathy Griffin recently learned, actions have consequences.

Bank of America and Delta Airlines have decided to pull their sponsorships of New York’s Public Theater over its controversial staging of the famous William Shakespeare play Julius Caesar after its depiction of a Donald Trump look-alike playing the role of the title character.

“No matter what your political stance may be, the graphic staging of Julius Caesar at this summer’s Free Shakespeare in the Park does not reflect Delta Air Lines’ values,” the airline said in a statement, ending a four year sponsorship of the public theatre.

Backlash from Trump supporters and those who value civility in politics was to be expected. But Twitter has exploded with outrage from those on the left who see this as an attack on free speech and the arts. The withdrawal of corporate sponsorship is leading many to reaffirm their call for the public funding of the arts:

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