WATCH: Mike Pence booed at ‘Hamilton’ — and the internet loves it
On Friday night, Vice President-Elect Mike Pence took a break from leading Donald Trump’s transition team and went to see “Hamilton” on Broadway.
Apparently when Pence entered the theatre for the show, he was booed by a lot of people, and the internet is loving it. Many people were shocked last week when Trump won the 2016 Presidential election, and they are not happy about Pence being in the White House either.
So, seeing Pence attending “Hamilton” had a lot of people up in arms, some thinking about how the “GOP is truly taking everything” good in life. Some New Yorkers have even planned to greet the former Indiana Governor outside the venue at 10:30 p.m. ET in protest.
Here’s a video of Pence getting booed:
UPDATE: At the close of the musical, the cast had a special message for Pence. “We are the diverse America that are alarmed and anxious that you and your administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir,” he began. “We hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us.”
— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) November 19, 2016
And here’s what people are talking about on Twitter in reaction to Pence showing up for “Hamilton,” and then getting booed in the process.
— David Novarro (@DavidNovarro7) November 19, 2016
At #Hamilton. Mike Pence is here and the entire theater just booed him.
— Shannon (@TheStagmania) November 19, 2016
You think can walk into a world renowned Broadway show, some performers being people u want to “convert”, & not get booed? Bye Mike Pence
— chelsea turner (@ctinyt) November 19, 2016
Mike Pence needs to be booed at all times. Y’all trippin — zeer (@zairejl) November 19, 2016
Pence may be flirting with irony https://t.co/AxrxdUYkYs
— FormerGregSamsa (@MJaMitchell) November 19, 2016
Pence goes to Hamilton. Probably to pray away the gay. https://t.co/qvZ79JRDlV
— Jamie Pearson (@TravelSavvyMom) November 19, 2016
Mike Pence is watching Hamilton tonight. It’s a great opportunity for him to learn empathy. — Ashley Black (@ashleyn1cole) November 19, 2016
Imagine that you finally get to see #Hamilton but then Mike Pence is there
— Jen McCartney (@JenniferPam) November 19, 2016
Mike Pence is spending three hours in a dark room with a couple hundred people who booed him. How does the Secret Service handle that? — Liam Stack (@liamstack) November 19, 2016
And thanks to cellphones and social media the entire internet knows where to find him tonight. Sounds like a security headache.
— Liam Stack (@liamstack) November 19, 2016
The lead actor is HIV positive and gay. Pence tries to murder LGBT people through suicide and HIV. Take a seat, Joe. https://t.co/QHTVO8f8RM
— 14TeamMocker (@14TeamMocker) November 19, 2016
You just know Mike Pence is gonna sing along at Hamilton even though he only knows like every 7th word of a song — Brett Ryland (@brettryland) November 19, 2016
If the Hamilton cast had changed it up and put on an emergency performance of Rent, that would have been the best thing for Mike Pence. — LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) November 19, 2016
Mike Pence’s violently homophobic self attended a showing of “Hamilton” on Broadway and was booed by the audience. Proud to be queer. <3 — Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) November 19, 2016
Reading the tweets about Pence at Hamilton. As someone who worked in theatre through the early 90s I want to cry. — Starsplatter (@starsplatter) November 19, 2016
Reading Mike Pence was booed at Hamilton pic.twitter.com/m0BVm92dxW
— Meg ♡ (@loversoutoftime) November 19, 2016
Mike Pence went to Hamilton tonight? Seriously? Hamilton. On Broadway. Theatre. The guy who hates gays went to a Broadway show? No words. — Peter Shankman (@petershankman) November 19, 2016
Things Mike Pence learned at Hamilton: 1.
— Cecil Price Walden (@pricewalden) November 19, 2016
pfft. i bet Mike Pence doesn’t even know all the lyrics to Alexander Hamilton — dalia (@daliatxt) November 19, 2016
Biden: did you hear that mike pence got booed at hamilton? Obama: yea Biden: I bet mike pence took mike offense to that Obama: omg joe pic.twitter.com/cUdpnewSHf
— (dil)emma estrella (@skittleunicorn) November 19, 2016
What they aren’t reporting about Mike Pence getting booed at Hamilton is he was texting w brightness @ 100 so — Eric King (@erickingdavid) November 19, 2016
Did no one in the new cabinet warn Mike Pence that Hamilton is a musical?
— MATT STEELE (@ItsMattSteele) November 19, 2016
Lafayette: “Immigrants!” Hamilton/Lafayette: “We get the job done!” Pence: *shifts uncomfortably in his seat* — Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) November 19, 2016
So…is Mike Pence at #Hamilton right now to take notes? Get the abridged version?
In Indiana tonight, Mike Pence is not here and we are still booing him. #hamilton
— Dan Urban (@DanUrban1) November 19, 2016
Mike Pence getting booed at Hamilton is, by far, the best thing that has ever happened at Hamilton — Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) November 19, 2016
i bet Mike Pence will walk out of Hamilton tonight woke
— Matt Binder (@MattBinder) November 19, 2016
With Mike Pence here at Hamilton tonight, is this part of the government transition? Learning about government? — Noah Coslov (@NoahCoslov) November 19, 2016
it’s okay to boo Mike Pence
not booing him is the true disgrace — Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) November 19, 2016
Mike Pence promised the Russians he’d record a bootleg for them. They can hack an election but even THEY can’t get tickets to Hamilton.
— MATT STEELE (@ItsMattSteele) November 19, 2016
yo if you are seriously mad that mike pence got booed in public, boy do i have news for you on what the next four years are gonna be like — Jay Willis (@farragutwest) November 19, 2016
It’s rude to boo someone at a play. An audience should do the polite thing like Mike Pence and work to deny Pence his basic human rights.
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) November 19, 2016
Hot take: Mike Pence should be booed more often.
— wrong kind of white (@JordanFreiman) November 19, 2016
It’d be more embarrassing if people didn’t boo Mike Pence. — Anime Dad (@ZoomyRamen) November 19, 2016
Mike Pence wants to electrocute gay kids and force women to pay for funerals for miscarried fetuses. Mike Pence can fuck off.
— Scott Slemmons (@SSlemmons) November 19, 2016
Mike Pence should be showered with boos every minute he is awake. This isn’t dang rocket science. — sick transit, gloria (@samknight1) November 19, 2016
*Mike Pence wants to electrocute gay kids straight*
*Mike Pence gets booed at Hamilton*
“Well that’s just disrespectful”
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) November 19, 2016
Mike Pence is anti-black, -brown, and -gay people, the FUCK he thought would happen going to see Hamilton — Kendra W ✨ (@kendrawcandraw) November 19, 2016
Biden: I gave Mike tickets to “Hamilton.”
Obama: Joe, you know his record with LGBT people and those with HIV, right?
Biden: Bet you’re ass. pic.twitter.com/C0jggb5coC
— Motivational Biden (@MotivationBiden) November 19, 2016
To those upset at Pence being booed, allow me to quote @HamiltonMusical:
“If you stand for nothing (Burr), what’ll you fall for?”
— Diana Cannon (@arsonistkitten) November 19, 2016