‘Orange is the New Black’ Star Threatens to Beat Republicans with Baseball Bat after Trump Win

Associated Press
Associated Press

Orange is the New Black actress Lea DeLaria took to social media Wednesday after Donald Trump’s historic presidential election victory to express her dismay at the outcome — and also to suggest that she would use a baseball bat to “take out” Republican and Independent voters.

DeLaria commented in response to a meme featuring a Leonard Bernstein quote about dealing with violence through music.

“[O]r pick up a baseball bat and take out every f*cking republican and independent I see,” DeLaria wrote on Instagram in response to the meme. The actress captioned the post with the hashtags “#fucktrump,” “#fucktheGOP,” #fuckstraightwhiteamerica” and “fuckyourprivilege.”


Bernstein’s quote had read: “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” The famed musician and composer issued the quote at a concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden just a few days after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

DeLaria had apparently been hoping for a Clinton victory in Tuesday night’s election. Shortly before the votes were cast, the 58-year-old actress tweeted several profanity-laced comments about Trump.

DeLaria is perhaps best known for her role as inmate Big Boo in the hit Netflix prison series Orange is the New Black.

In October, DeLaria posed for a photo with several other cast and crew members of the show, each wearing orange or black t-shirts bearing the slogan, “Vaginas Against Trump.” The actress posted the photograph to her Twitter account.

“Cast and crew of [Orange is the New Black] says f*ck you Trump,” she captioned the photograph.

The actress had appeared in a campaign advertisement for Clinton earlier this year alongside other progressive celebrities including Lena Dunham and Rosie Perez.

Trump’s electoral victory set off waves of protests across the country on Wednesday and Thursday, with demonstrations held in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C and the Bay Area, among other cities.



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