The conservative and liberal worlds lit up in a firestorm when Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended a performance of “Hamilton”‘ on Broadway this past week.
The Vice President-elect was roundly booed and jeered by the audience, and he received a smug lecture from the cast before leaving the building. It went like this:
— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) November 19, 2016
Those in the liberal Twittersphere hailed the lecturing.
AMERICA must always be a safe and special place. The Trump administration has been very cruel to many good people. Apologize! https://t.co/ndavyD3su6
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 19, 2016
Some in the conservative world saw great hypocrisy in the casts’ actions.
For the record, Alexander Hamilton was an immigration hawk who endorsed the Alien and Sedition Acts and wanted to deport troublemakers.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) November 19, 2016
“This is what freedom looks like.”
No matter where you fall on the topic of the “Hamilton” cast being right or wrong for their actions, it’s clear that Democrats received a very different reception from the Broadway cast when they visited during the election.Image Credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images
In October, in the heat of a brutal Presidential campaign, the cast of “Hamilton” hosted a fundraiser of Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. According to The New York Daily News:
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“Hamilton” is with her. Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the smash hit “Hamilton,” is performing at a “Stronger Together” fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton … guests can pay between $45 and $10,000 to hang with Julia Roberts, Hugh Jackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, Josh Groban, Angela Bassett, Neil Patrick Harris and more. Organizers promise “never before seen duets and collaborations to support Hillary.”
Here is how the “Hamilton” cast and Hollywood squad reacted when Hillary Clinton attended their show.
(HINT: They said “I love you.”)
While the “Hamilton” cast ‘heroically’ stood up to Pence, they had no problem slobbering all over Hillary with hugs, kisses and gushing selfies.Image Credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images
Sydney Harcourt, who’s the Aaron Burr understudy in the production, had a grand ole time with the Clintons backstage.
He bravely took this selfie with Hillary.
And called her “amazing.”
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Hillary. She's different in person. I think she has a hard time letting her true personality come across in large venues. I can understand that. This is just the first minute of an amazing speech. And then she came to give us her heartfelt congratulations. I need to find a way to post the whole thing. Update: I did. Full video at https://youtu.be/07B2ZdODvbU Enjoy #thehillz #hurr #imwithher #sheswithhurr #hillzgetzburrsonal
He and other cast members hugged and kissed her.
Chelsea Clinton got love, too.
But the “Hamilton” cast fan-girling over Democrat politicians does not stop there.
And who can forget the “small” minority of Hollywood stars that stumped for Hillary…
You are not really “liberal fan-girling” without a picture with these two.
The “Hamilton” cast has every right to the First Amendment. So do we. And we choose to call them out on their blatant partisan bias.