As might be expected from fans of President-elect Donald Trump who spent the run-up to the election chanting "Lock her up" at the mention of Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's name, they are aghast that Vice President-elect Mike Pence was booed at a performance of Hamilton on Friday night.
While it was a bold move by Pence --who is notably homophobic --to attend the play in the belly of the Broadway beast, many New Yorkers are not fans of the Indiana governor and expressed their displeasure.
When news broke that a member of the cast read a statement to Pence following the performance saying “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. We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us,” Trump fans across the country suddenly found a reason to not buy tickets for the show -- which is sold out until August of 2017.
And so they turned to Twitter to #BoycottHamilton :
.... and they were promptly mocked.
A sampling below:
#BoycottHamilton? Good luck with that. Tickets are already sold-out past President-elect Troll's impeachment.— Jeffrey We Voted Out That Gameshow Clown Wright (@Jeffrey We Voted Out That Gameshow Clown Wright)1479574335.0
Ok but am I supposed to believe that the people who want to #BoycottHamilton were going to see a racially-diverse rap musical to begin with?— Theresa Donaghy (@Theresa Donaghy)1479573631.0
#BoycottHamilton??? Good luck with that. Those tickets have become the most valuable currency on Planet Earth. Well… https://t.co/6jQhgcsPq6— 𝕱𝖗𝖊𝖉𝖗𝖎𝖈 𝖂𝖊𝖗𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖒 (@𝕱𝖗𝖊𝖉𝖗𝖎𝖈 𝖂𝖊𝖗𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖒)1479567191.0
Me trying to figure out how #BoycottHamilton is going to work when the show is already sold out for the next two ye… https://t.co/o2xuvFc9i7— NUFF (@NUFF)1479576760.0
I hope more people #BoycottHamilton . That means I can actually get a chance to get tickets— Joel Rodriguez (@Joel Rodriguez)1479577141.0
To all the white people tweeting #BoycottHamilton, it's sold out. You can't get tickets. But you do you boos. https://t.co/ZN0LzoHfx4— Michael Buckley #BlackLivesMatter (@Michael Buckley #BlackLivesMatter)1479574221.0
#BoycottHamilton Sponsored by people who do not go to the theatre at all.— Bobby Zee (@Bobby Zee)1479566416.0
If #boycotthamilton goes anything like the @Starbucks "boycott", I think Hamilton can expect a lot of ticket sales 😂 https://t.co/poHCo5xQnp— Charlie Carver (@Charlie Carver)1479577093.0
Let's be honest..Was the average Trump supporter REALLY going to a Broadway play, anyway? #BoycottHamilton https://t.co/uxqBpSHwPm— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸)1479568780.0
For all those wanting to #BoycottHamilton: Please forward your tickets to me. I need a brief escape from the country I'm living in.— John Pavlovitz (@John Pavlovitz)1479571365.0