Sunday, November 20, 2016
Labels: DONALD TRUMP DEMANDS APOLOGY; HAMILTON VS MIKE PENCE, THE CAST OF HAMILTON PLEADS TO VP-ELECT MIKE PENCE, THE CAST OF HAMILTON POLITICS;
Stopping the future veep before he left the theater, the play’s star Brandon Victor Dixon — who plays Aaron Burr — offered a brief speech.
“Vice President-elect Pence, welcome. Thank you for joining us at Hamilton – An American Musical,” he said. “We, sir, are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values, and work on behalf of all of us.”
Pence has been criticized by some for his conservative views, including work towards anti-gay legislation in Indiana. This was particularly striking since actor Javier Muñoz, who stars as Alexander Hamilton, is gay and HIV positive, as per Rolling Stone.
Following the performance, President-elect Donald Trump claimed that Pence was “harassed.” “Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing,” he tweeted. “This should not happen!
“The Theater must always be a safe and special place,” he added. “The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!”
Posted by House Of Glitz at 11/20/2016