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 :
#BoycottHamilton Because when you fail to support & respect our VP-Elect, Pence, millions of Americans will fail to support & respect you.
— Brittany Pettibone (@BrittPettibone) November 19, 2016
…. 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 Wright (@jfreewright) November 19, 2016
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 (@TheresaDonaghy) November 19, 2016
If we wanna discuss what is rude Mr. President, I'm pretty sure grabbing a woman by her genitalia ranks higher than booing. #BoycottHamilton
— i miss the yankees (@redrag0n_) November 19, 2016
— Fredric Wertham (@fredric_wertham) November 19, 2016
— NUFF$AID (@nuffsaidNY) November 19, 2016
I hope more people #BoycottHamilton . That means I can actually get a chance to get tickets
— J Rodriguez (@JoelRodrig1492) November 19, 2016
— Amusicjunkie (@kassieopia7) November 19, 2016
— Michael Buckley (@buckhollywood) November 19, 2016
#BoycottHamilton Sponsored by people who do not go to the theatre at all.
— Bobby Zupkofska (@Bobby_Zupkofska) November 19, 2016
— Charlie Carver (@Charlie_Carver) November 19, 2016
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) November 19, 2016
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 (@johnpavlovitz) November 19, 2016