“Hamilton,” Lin Manuel-Miranda’s incredibly successful hip-hop musical, may have lost a few fans this week. More specifically, it may have lost Donald Trump and his supporters.
Vice president-elect Mike Pence attended the show on November 18. During curtain call, the cast made a statement directed at Pence, expressing concern over the Trump administration.
Aaron Burr actor Brandon Dixon spoke on their behalf:
“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.”
The next day, Donald Trump tweeted in response to the statement:
The hashtag #BoycottHamilton starting circulating on Twitter, followed by #NameaPenceMusical, which included anti-Trump/Pence puns on musical titles: