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NEW YORK - A national online debate has unfolded following a Friday night performance of “Hamilton” attended by Vice President-elect Mike Pence.
After Pence was booed by some of the crowd, a cast member spoke from the stage to Pence as he left the theater during the curtain call.
“Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you, and we truly thank you for joining us here at ‘Hamilton: An American Musical.’ We really do,” Brandon Dixon said after telling the crowd to stop booing Pence.
He continued, “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, sir. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us. All of us. Thank you.”
On Saturday and Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump fired back in multiple tweets, saying Pence deserved an apology.
Those who believed Pence had been disrespected started tweeting using the hashtag #BoycottHamilton.