Donald Trump Supporters Call for ‘Hamilton’ Boycott in Defense of Mike Pence

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Supporters of Donald Trump and Mike Pence started the hashtag #BoycottHamilton to defend the vice president-elect who was booed while attending the Broadway show “Hamilton” Friday night, and addressed directly by the cast after the show.

“We 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,” said current cast-member Brandon Victor Dixon Friday night as the rest of the cast stood behind him. “But we hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values, and work on behalf of all of us.”

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Trump demanded that the cast apologize in two tweets sent out Saturday morning: “Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing.This should not happen!,” Trump wrote. “The Theater must always be a safe and special place.The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!”

Dixon replied, “Conversation is not harassment sir. And I appreciate @mike_pence for stopping to listen.”

An account with the handle @TheGOPReport wrote, “Completely inappropriate for the cast of #Hamilton to address Mike Pence like this. Not the time or the place. Time to #BoycottHamilton.”

“Dear Mr. Pence. Thank you [for] visiting. Please sit there so we can lecture you. We won’t give you [a] chance to respond. Unfair. #boycotthamilton” Twitter user @mrmcoupe1 wrote, summarizing the sentiments of the hashtag.

@Buppy9999 wrote, “Jeez, now we can’t even go watch a lame Broadway play without being lectured?? I guess it’s time to #BoycottHamilton BTW Pence WON #Hamilton.”

Several members of Hollywood also chimed in, mostly poking holes in the protest by pointing out or joking about the scarcity of tickets.

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Celebrities React to #BoycottHamilton: ‘Good Luck With That’

“Westworld” actor Jeffrey Wright tweeted, “#BoycottHamilton? Good luck with that. Tickets are already sold-out past President-elect Troll’s impeachment.”

Jillian Michaels joked, “For everyone who is going to #BoycottHamilton my family, friends, & I will fall on the sword & take your tickets. #wegotyou”

John Legend wrote, “If #boycotthamilton goes like #boycottbeyonce I’m gonna start #boycottjohnlegend. S— seems lucrative.”

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  1. Mercdes brito says:

    I would love to see Hamilton however I’m scared because I voted for Donald Trump and their treatment I’m going to get so I will not buy tickets for the show

  2. MARTIN SHENKMAN says:

    I I WILL NOT SPEND MY MONEY ON THIS PLAY TRUMP IS OUR PRESIDENT DEAL WITH IT OR GET THE HELL OUT OF THE NEW AMERICA

  3. Pat says:

    Dump Trump. He’s way too focused on minor things, addicted to tweeting, erratic, and has onion skin. Dump Trump. He wants to control the arts, but he can’t even control himself. Dump Trump. He doesn’t seem to get that running a country and running businesses are two very different things. Dump Trump. The U.S. needs an adult in the whitehouse, not an unruly six year old in a grown-up body.

  4. Larry Barton says:

    Fantastic idea!!! Now maybe the rest of us can get tickets! Thanks, President Donald!

  5. Chris Shimp says:

    I reside in Virginia, a Democratic State. I vote Democrat. I am educated and my children attend Virginia Universities. I am gainfully employed and enjoy the luxuries of purchasing all forms of media for myself and family. My family and I have visited Manhattan many times and have been fortunate enough to see at least ten Broadway shows through the years. Right now I am so disgusted with how the Democratic Party is responding to an Electoral defeat. The Democratic Party is “imploding” and “tearing at the seams”. The Democratic Party is destroying itself.
    I believe a very important Lady in this country was quoted as saying “They go low, we go high.” This is not going “high”. I’m even considering “curbing” my future media and entertainment purchases.

  6. T says:

    Just one comment for Dixon and the entire crew of Hamilton. You guys work hard. To do a spectacular production as Hamilton, you work so hard. You work so hard to be….. irrelevant.

  7. CR says:

    They are asking for a Trump apology. Ok.
    Trump: Due to the abundance of homeless surrounding our theaters and in the streets of our country because of the policies of our past administration, I sincerely apologize that I am reverting 100% of the $147 million of taxpayer dollars from NPR, PBS and NEFA to charities for the homeless effective immediately following curtain call of the next Hamilton performance. Please accept my apologies!

  8. RockyD says:

    And all you “artists” wonder why the general population wants to withdraw funding for NEFA, PBS, NPR and welfare for unemployed actors that the tax payers contribute to.

  9. Chuck says:

    Let’s see, taking a vote- do I take my staff of 25 to Hamilton, or the inauguration? Hamilton or inauguration? Hamilton, inauguration? Hamilton, inauguration? Just like the election, President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence inauguration wins in a landslide.

  10. Chuck says:

    Little advice for John Legend, and others dismissing the impact of a boycott. Take a look at the ratings for the all-powerful, untouchable, Titan of Nielsen…. as they once said of the Titanic, God could not sink this ship.

  11. Dave says:

    Cultural Appropriation. Shut it down.

  12. Tony says:

    Shameful but that’s what expect from ignorance

  13. Prelusive007 says:

    Democrats don’t care much about “free speech” unless it is they doing the speaking.

  14. Prelusive007 says:

    The “pretenders” obviously believe there are no consequences for their actions. They think because they have reached some new york pinacle in “pretending” that they can use that forum to rudely call out anyone they don’t like in the audience.

    Boycott the racist babies and let them go on to another gig.

  15. rascal69 says:

    I certainly wouldn’t waste my time to attend a racist based play…casting call for non-white actors? Yeah, I recall Aaron Burr was black…SnowWhite too.

  16. Gail says:

    I won’t be going to see this show with its arrogant and rude cast.

  17. Here’s and idea. How about the flash mob of Trump supporters infiltrate the show and stand up and disrupt it like liberals do. Maybe they can smuggle in signs and jump on stage and take over the event like BLM did to Bernie. After all, the right to protest is sacred, why not lecture the crowd that would have booed Pence that their message to a captive audience that spent hundreds on tickets is just as worthy for them to be forced to hear.

  18. Cntrlfrk says:

    .
    Democrats are truly The Party of Hate and Division. They don’t care about unity or free speech.

    I was a democrat for 15+ years but truly cannot understand how any Working Class American could support a democrat today and look their children in the eye with a clear conscience.

    Disgusting

    • Crash says:

      This is a natural progression. When you’re young you have ideological tendencies. You hope ee can attain ghis utopian society where everyone gets along. Then you get older see more of how the world really works and start to understand the more responsible and grounded views.

      You seem kind of bitter. You’re generalizing. I’m a democrat and think the double standards and hypocritical whining is pathetic. Hillary was a horrible choice for a candidate. I don’t like how far left some of the policy of the last several years has gone. I think the executive orders were unethical at best. Don’t lump us all in with the protesting kids having a temper tantrum.

    • mortimerquigley says:

      I am a gay democrat and I voted from Donald Trump. The Majority of Americans: blacks, whites, gay, straight, men and women voted for him as well…that’s why Trump won the election.

      These imbeciles don’t realize that America just dodged a bullet! Hillary Clinton (globalist puppet) would have destroyed this nation and handed it over to George Soros.

      Sadly, however, the young have been brainwashed by the social networks and fake news outlets to accept a New World Order. They drank so much of their “Fool-Aid”, that they can’t see straight and have no idea what’s really going on in the world today.

      This is why we need to dismantle the corrupt news and social media organizations. They have been used as a propaganda tool against We the People to usurp our freedoms and take over America. And as you would, with any disease, they must be rooted out…

    • rufusvondufus says:

      Democrats are proving themselves to be the racist, biased pukes which we all thought they were. The ones who were acting like children telling everyone that Trump is going to have to put on his Big Boy” pants and admit that Hillary won the election are the same one who now have to find their Big Boy pants as they have not had to wear them for the last eight years as Bath House Barry protected them with his stinking policies. Grow up dems! Just look at the fools who are protesting the legal election of our president. You didn’t see wusses like Chuckie Schmuck Schumer threatening the winning party that they would rue the day if they try to eliminate a losing program like ObamaKare especially after that POS legislation received not one Republican vote and was a unilateral fluster cluck perpetrated by the puke Dem’s. WE WON, Chuck Schmuck!

  19. Kev. says:

    I am sorry but the cast of Hamilton and the fans who insulted the.V.P. and family was totally out of line. It was very disrespectful regardless of party affiliations and it was very hypocritical. We need to respect these people. I think a boycott is definitely worthy. America is getting sick of these post election cry babies, its time to let them lead as elected by the people. I cant be bothered by the cast of Hamilton’s agenda. I have a family to support and bills to be paid!

    • shotgunnoblitz says:

      Pence published articles linking homosexuality and pedophilia, opposed a bill that protected LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination and actually attempted to divert from organizations that were trying to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in favor of funding conversion therapy.. He deserves every ounce of disrespect someone can heap on him. Even for a conservative he has taken way to hard of a line on social issues like this. Why the hell does he deserve respect? Because someone else won the election and that guy chose him as a running mate? Respect isnt given, its earned, and pence has done nothing but earn disrespect.

  20. Rich001 says:

    It’s just blacks being their typical rude, discourteous, uncivil thugs. Ignore them. Anyone who has attended a movie theater with a large number of blacks in attendance knows what I am talking about. Or even in restaurants. So many blacks simply do not know how to behave because they have had awful parents, if any. Again, ignore their unruly behavior.

  21. msanteramo says:

    Lol, not surprising that these Trump supporters have never read the Constitution. What’s even more disturbing is how absurdly sensitive they are when someone makes a completely benign comments in regards to the political environment and our country. I mean honestly, the guy said absolutely nothing worth criticizing and yet here we are, Republicans once again making something out of nothing simply because the majority of Americans refuse to bow down to their every desperate plea for attention.

    • lamestreamdoc says:

      msanteramo – smug liberal; left-wing elitist, and professional victim. We all know you could give a rat’s a– about the Constitution. And the majority of Americans voted in Trump-Pence because your party couldn’t get its act together and nominated a woman under FBI investigation. The truth is painful. You’re not a victim, and no one owes you anything.

      • Kev. says:

        Liberal and constitution dont go together. Liberals would love to dismiss or dismantle the constitution to suit their political and social agendas.

    • u4434 says:

      MsAnteramo, Now that’s the pot calling the kettle black!

  22. Elmo Glick says:

    Why should I care about Hamilton? Believe me, most people around the country don’t need to see this overpriced phony garbage. Portraying the founding fathers with black actors is like saying Jesus and the early Jews were black, too.

    • msanteramo says:

      This is no different than you pretending that Ronald Reagan was actually a good president with his record speaks otherwise, LOL

      • Justin dole says:

        You wanna rewrite history..How about doin history based on Fact…At the time of Hamilton Black were in Tribal war In Africa Mexico was a colonial outpost and a buch of so called racist whites as U cal them were creating the founding document that hold together this society U fukin live in U Morons… Screw U and Ur ReWriting of History….Or better yet take ur diversity else where

      • Jeff says:

        Hillary lost. It’s okay, snowflake – you’ll get through it.

  23. Bob says:

    Garbage venting methane gas. Boycott!

  24. Ralpha1961 says:

    The people doing the play do not even know the founders. They were Christian men, Pastors, Sunday School Teachers, business men and farmers. They prayed to the God of Abraham and lived by the Golden Rule. You are to love your Lord God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and love your neighbor as yourself.

  25. Patricia Holma says:

    Shut this place down people

  26. BC says:

    More prog hissy fits about the election results. Typical …

    • voodoodaddy1 says:

      Visiting in February. Had 8 seats purchased. Cancelled order. Let’s see how long liberals can support this racist trash. ( ALL BLACK casting call remember?)

      • msanteramo says:

        And you cancelled your order for what particular reason? Can you pinpoint exactly what the man said that you took offense to? Don’t worry, I’ll wait while you make something up.

  27. QED says:

    The Left simply has no class or shame. Sad.

    • Kev. says:

      They over stepped their bounds, plain and simple. Mike Pence as a government official and a family of military service has done more to protect the cast and their families. Called out as if he personally did some act or omissions against the cast. They are just elitist angry over liberals taking a nationwide election beating. They the cast and people in stands were very disrespectful. No worries though Pence is strong in faith and is tough, and the middle class americans have his back. Hope they dont plan on touring Hamilton, keep it in the liberal bastion of NYC.

    • malice420dotcom says:

      If they think Pence is bad just wait, in 8 years it’ll be President Palin for another 8 years..
      rvn70/71

  28. Mit226 says:

    Diversity lesson from that posted auditions for non-whites only. Real inclusive

  29. C W says:

    The Hamilton cast and theater owners should
    Definitely appologize to Mr Pence. Or better yet all
    cast members should visit a get together of Trump supporters to get their freedom of speech response.
    ;)

  30. David says:

    Totally inappropriate, arrogant and disrespectful on the part of #BrandonVictorDixon. I’d been curious about #Hamilton, but now, I will make no effort to see any production of it, especially if the production discriminates against white actors. (#BoycottHamilton) I will, however, make every effort to avoid any of shows, including TV, that have Dixon in the cast.

    • msanteramo says:

      A) they don’t discriminate against white actors an, what exactly did he say that was so disrespectful?

      • Reb Bacchus says:

        If you are unable to understand the disrespect, it’s even worse than I thought. Or maybe you really think dog whistles can’t be heard. Sorry sir, grounds for a duel

      • Reb Bacchus says:

        If you are unable to understand the disrespect, it’s even worse than I thought. Or maybe you really think dog whistles can’t be heard. Sorry sir, Secratery

  31. Jon says:

    Pass a 30% theater and movie ticket tax.

    • oldfogey72 says:

      Where is Jessie Helms when you need him. It’s time to defund the National Endowment For The Arts. Reagan tried, maybe we can do it this time. This would save about 147 million a year.

  32. Pike Mence says:

    Why did you censor language from the qoute of a tweet, but embeded the very same tweet unchanged? People who would be offended by foul language wouldn’t be the kind of people who could decern an embed from another site vs content that is hosted here.

  33. Yousuck says:

    Sorry, anything with racist bitches in it I long ago boycotted

  34. Joe says:

    A stage full of low life’s.

  35. Sam Devaign says:

    The Democrats havn’t been this mad since the last time we took their slaves from them.

  36. Scott Buehler says:

    The Hamilton cast is nothing more than RACIST blacks & latinos. Yes, BLACKS are THE MOST RACIST people in this country. Not even close. I have witnessed this TRUTH many many times throughout my 60 yrs in this country. GOD bless our new VP, Mike Pence and his wonderful wife…. SHAME on that awful audience.

    • Marty Martin says:

      The point is, Liberals still don’t get Trump. He is a fighter unlike the Rhinos who they have had their way with. You have a whole new reality coming. Petty shit like this is going to come back ten fold.

      • John says:

        Yeah, let’s boycott John Legend and Jeffrey Wright!….(whisper)..”who the f*** are john legend and jeffrey wright?!” I know who Jillian Michaels is…that dude that sells steep treadmills!

  37. DOLORES martinez says:

    I am so sick of all these cry babies. I am a Mexican American women who voted for Trump. I did not vote for Obama! When Obama won both terms you did not see Republicans doing what these idiots are doing riots blocking freeways looting missing school. Get over it. I have already started boycotting many actors, singers, organizations (not because they didnt vote for Trump but, because of their big mouths). I will now add JOHN legend and Michael’s to my list. p.s. very disrespectful what that wanna actor did to pence at their musical. Had this actor done this to Obama or Biden he would of been fired. Double standard. The American People have spoken !! Get over it.

    • It is appropriate to boycott this travesty on the basis of ‘hip-hop’. Add to that
      the disrespect shown by this entire crew, and given it was only there to put
      a “touring company”, or 9, around the Nation, it seems highly appropriate to
      disdain, avoid and ignore this ‘minority’ diatribe at every turn.

      And Everywhere.

      Insulting our New Vice-President, inflicted by these miscreants, is the Reason.
      This absurdity needs to be left ‘dead on the vine’.

  38. Halleta Heinrich says:

    I am disgusted by the deplorable behavior of the Hamilton cast. What an in American racist group of smug ingrates. I hope the boycott makes them realize not everyone in the US agrees with their attitudes. I guess we are not part of their cool kid group. Hope the boycott bears the rotten fruit they deserve. U

  39. BrocinChina says:

    Hamilton ticket price over 1000 US dollars, lowest 230. Holding an audience “captive” to publicly embarrass an individual and claiming free speech, is a mouth full. Even for an actor.

  40. Jeff says:

    The cast lectures about diversity yet the casting call explicitly excluded white people.

    That’s liberalism for you. Hypocrites to the bone.

  41. Seamus Stains says:

    I can laugh at fools like the cast of Hamilton anywhere without the hassle of NYC and overpriced tickets.

  42. Al jones says:

    Wife really wanted to go see Hamilton until we saw cast member take cheap shot at Pence. Now we no longer have any interest in seeing it.

    • John Legend chimed in that “boycotts” actually BENEFIT stars and he would like to start a boycott of his own, (so he could be an even bigger star).

      John: You may not know this, but I “boycotted” YOUR music the first time I heard you! Your voice is “thin” and also “flat” in the key of yuck!

    • joechute says:

      Count me out. And forget my donations from now on

  43. JDB, Esq. says:

    Okay, I’m not going. From a deplorable with a BA and a JD. Oh yeah, also a successful husband with a great wife and great kids. Oh yeah, a US Army veteran and a big US history afficiando. Oh yeah, Mayflower descendant and Son of the American Revolution. Oh yeah, NRA Life member and Scoutmaster. Okay, so now you know why leftists and other cultural Marxists hate me.

    I’d probably be real disappointed anyway.

  44. Dan Diego says:

    No need to boycott THAT broadway show. Just push the Trump presidency to cut off funding for the NEA and PBS.

    Make the liberals’ childish games painful and costly. Send a message.

    I assure you this can be done.

  45. Jack says:

    I know nothing about this play except for what I read earlier in the year that they wanted to hire non-white actors and singers for their production which is against the law.

    The show needs to apologize — not everyone agrees with everyone else’s views.

  46. Ertha Michelle Rizas says:

    Tell Trump to Apologize.

    • Tommy Denares says:

      Trump actually won’t apologize. He will respond quiet and financially.

      Hit them in the pocket, as the businessmen say…

  47. Al jones says:

    Bottom line is that this was inappropriate. These are well paid actors – paid to act. not to lecture, not to make pronouncements, political statements, or any statements other than to stay in character, especially at Broadway prices. Diversity my a**. It was an all non white cast initially.

  48. Mike K says:

    It’s very interesting that liberals…especially ones in the “arts and entertainment industry” in Hollywood or in New York will only accept someone into their life or friendship circle if that person thinks just like them. When YOU hate someone that you think hates you…YOU are just as guilty of being a hateful person or bigot/misogynist/racist/hater…which are the words the liberals love to label anyone who doesn’t fall in line with their narrow thinking! As a gay man who voted for President-Elect Trump who used to work in Hollywood…I know this to be very true!!!…and part of the reason I left the biz! Gays can get married now…there’s more to a gay person’s life than just fighting to get married now! Economy, taxes, business improvement, improving way of life, buying a house, investing and more!! Wake up! The entertainment industry is a clique of spoiled/insecure/paranoid/anxious/narcissistic/egotistical/many times mean brats who think just because they are famous/have a voice/have power in the biz/have lots of money/popular in their elitist circle/etc that the rest of America cares what they think as people who get paid to act/pretend/produce/direct/negotiate in the entertainment industry. Haven’t seen Hamilton…was waiting for a time in the future when tix may be available…but until an apology is given on stage to Mr. Pence and is widely shown on the news… the cast and producers won’t be getting any of my money for tickets anytime in the near future to see the show! Maybe I will wait for the movie version! Stop hating on all fronts please and listen to others more before you talk! The theater is NOT the place to make someone feel uncomfortable or admonish and lecture someone! It’s s place to go enjoy a show produced by professionals. This was a BIG fail in this situation. Stay strong Ttrump/Pence Team!

    • Andylit says:

      There is a time and a place for political discourse. In America, the opportunities are almost endless.

      This is one of the few places where political statements to an elected official is simply wrong. Not because of the message, but because hundreds of people PAID to be in the venue. They did not pay to be forced to listen to the actors’ personal opinion.

  49. Christine Neal says:

    Assholes

    • Steven Kahn says:

      Why is this such a great show, that all the Libs are orgasming over it, cause Blacks & Hispanics are in it? I dont remember people having hemorrhages of joy over the WIZ. Such disrespect over an election is unparalleled in US history. Whats with America today. People didnt go this nuts over Nixon, they demonstrated yes, but to crap on the VP during/after the show?? Theres no couth anymore. These people are acting like rabid dogs. Hope Trump security is tight from now until 2020. Time to limit speech and amend the First Amendment. Forget about killing the 2nd Amendment , Kill the First.

      • Pike Mence says:

        Steven Kahn, Are you being sarcastic? Do you really believe free speech should be limited and Amendment I should be killed? That is literally a wet dream for tyrants. Without the first amendment no others are possible without bloodshed. Same goes for Amendment II and IV. I seriously hope you are joking. If not I hope you have little influence and power.

    • Some people are arrogant, inappropriate, vulgar, and don’t even know it.
      “Hamilton” is a racist piece, and will never get a penny from me.
      However, they claim to be so popular that they don’t even need or want my money.
      So, this is a win-win all around.
      I get to IGNORE them, and they don’t need to go to the effort of LECTURING me!
      Spoiled children, scolding adults is pathetic.

  50. Paul says:

    I hope Trump deports all his illegal relatives and friends. Imagine if a cast did this with Obama.
    The gall of the left is appalling I hope payback is sweet. This is the Pres they are screwing with. This are peon actors who are tough with their crowd. Watch your ass little man. Revenge is sweet

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