For those who didn't hear about, VP-elect Mike Pence went to a production of the musical "Hamilton" in NYC recently. Some of the audience booed his presence, and at the end one of the cast spoke to the audience to the effect that he hoped Pence would be mindful of all Americans, noting the diverse cast.
Trump tweeted that the cast owed him (Pence) an apology for their rudeness. But as usual DT was in his own little reality - the audience booed, not the cast. And the impromptu speech at the curtain was not disrespectful - Pence said afterward he wasn't offended.
- Yes - it was rude to impinge on their night-out with politics.Vote A
- No - he brought up legitimate concerns about the incoming administrationVote B
- I know nothing about this.Vote C
Most Helpful Girl
Was it disrespectful?
No. Cast delivery was respectful. Audience was not.
Was it out of line?
Yes, only if for the venue. It was very preachy. Entertainers really have no business shoving politics down people's throats in the middle of their job. Sure, it was technically said after the performance. But actors normally use post-performance time for advertising the play and its products. So that time would still fall under the job duties. Also, Hamilton cost... at least $400/ticket. If I paid that much I'd be annoyed that my night of entertainment was negatively impacted by politics.
But did it bother Mike Pence?
No. He's a big boy who's had pretty much everything thrown at him during the campaign. He handled it well. I guess that's what matters the most.0
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Most Helpful Guy
It seemed totally fine to me.
If you can't handle this kind of thing, then you really have no business running the country.4