On Friday, Mike Pence, the vice president-elect was attending a Broadway musical, titled “Hamilton”. With Pence being a guest at the event, the setting was different. In the beginning, the audience greeted Pence with cheers and boos. It got even better at New York’s Richard Rodgers Theatre.
When the show ended, the cast of Hamilton paused during the curtain call, so they could leave Pence with a message:
“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. Again, we truly thank you truly for seeing this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and orientations”, said the Musical’s Aaron Burr, who is played by actor Brandon Victor Dixen. His message was followed by a raucous applause.
Some reports said, Pence got up and left as Dixon was still speaking. But a spokesman for the musical told the Associated Press that Pence remained in the hallway, until the end of the message. Hamilton’s social media accounts uploaded the speech, and it didn’t take long for the footage to go viral. The message travelled so far that it received one of Donald Trump’s infamous tweets.
On Saturday morning, this is the tweet that was delivered to the cast of Hamilton: “The Theater must always be a safe and special place. The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!” His tweet received a lot of comments, in which some were praises to the cast for being fearless in their stance.