Politics

Mike Pence booed at Hamilton (video)


It is very tough to boycott a Broadway show that is not available until next Summer. The highly successful Broadway show Hamilton is in the news. No, it is not because they won another award, it is because of what happened during a Friday night show that vice-president Mike Pence attended. At the end of the show, one of the cast members made an announcement that the Vice- President-elect was there and they had a message for him.

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The message read as, “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……” The cast member who said that didn’t say it with the intention of causing a stir up and was just addressing his concerns with the Trump administration.

Once word when back to Mr. Trump about what happened at the show, he went to Twitter and addressed it. He claims that the cast was very rude to him and they should apologize for what was said. While it may not have been the right time for these comments to be said, it is in his full right to say it.

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If you look at what he said and you watch the clip on the Internet, he wasn’t trying to come off as being rude or nasty. There has happened to be a lot of criticism since Donald Trump, and Mike Pence won the election in a bit of an upset over Hilary Clinton. I hope that the cast doesn’t apologize as I don’t see anything with what they said to be wrong, it was that they were simply stating their feelings.

Unfortunately, some people should remind the President-elect that one of our basic rights as citizens in this country is that we are giving the freedom of speech.
Here is the full video of what happened between the cast of Hamilton and the Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

I find it funny that there are Trump supporters who are saying that people should boycott the show. I looked on the website, and right on the front page, it says that tickets aren’t available until next August. I figure by the time tickets are available again that this won’t be a problem anymore. If the person who is about to take over the highest job in America can not take a little criticism, then maybe they should not be president. I will repeat what I said earlier: It wasn’t the right time for him to make the comments he made, but I applaud him for what he did as all did was voice his opinion. Last I checked, we are allowed to voice our opinion.


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Robert D. Cobb
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