#BoycottHamilton Trends After ‘Hamilton’ Cast Members Harass Mike Pence

Hamilton LLC via AP
Hamilton LLC via AP

The hashtag #BoycottHamilton became a top trend on social media Saturday after cast members from the popular Broadway show Hamilton lectured Vice President-elect Mike Pence from the stage on Friday night.

Pence was apparently booed as he took his seat. As the performance concluded and Pence exited the theater, actor Brandon Victor Dixon lectured him about how a “diverse America” is “alarmed and anxious” about the incoming Trump administration.

“We, sir — 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,” Dixon said as Pence exited the building.

The fallout and backlash have been swift.

Supporters of President-elect Trump surrounded the Richard Rodgers Theater on Saturday morning, where the popular Broadway show is performed:


Indeed, social media exploded with users making #BoycottHamilton a top trend:


President-elect Trump also took to Twitter to express his dissatisfaction with the Hamilton cast.

“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 tweeted. He also demanded an apology:

“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!”:

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