As many have said online already, it’s heavy irony that Vice President-elect Mike Pence expected to enjoy a nice night at Hamilton, a show created and acted by a non-white and mixed-sexual orientation cast, despite his previous policies that went right for the jugular of LGBT and non-white people’s lives. Hamilton is already a fan favorite in America, especially on the internet, so when fans saw Hamilton‘s cast take Pence to task for his rhetoric and his alignment with Donald Trump, Twitter escalated quite quickly.
First, there’s video of Pence getting booed as he sat down:
Watch Vice President-elect Mike Pence get greeted with boos and cheers at “Hamilton” on Broadway
Full story: https://t.co/NRFmvze1Sp pic.twitter.com/cA4VsCeC7z
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 19, 2016
And here’s video of the cast standing in solidarity to let Pence know about the frustrations policies and his candidate have caused much of the American public. Brandon V. Dixon is the one who addresses Pence directly.
Tonight, VP-Elect Mike Pence attended #HamiltonBway. After the show, @BrandonVDixon delivered the following statement on behalf of the show. pic.twitter.com/Jsg9Q1pMZs
— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) November 19, 2016
There’s also a video of theater-goers outside yelling “F*** MIKE PENCE.”
The “Hamilton” aftershow was interesting. Is it always this exciting? (Warning graphic language) pic.twitter.com/H5u4KBNHzY
— AJ (@u2wanderer) November 19, 2016
On the whole, the internet was on the side of the protesters, however there were some who felt like Pence should just be left alone. But there were others who felt like him being booed was the least of which they feel he deserves. Check out the Twitter moment for yourself.
Mike Pence gets an icy reception at a performance of Hamilton
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