Saturday, November 19, 2016

HAMILTON ACTOR ADDRESSES VICE PRESIDENT ELECT PENCE FROM THE STAGE


As Pence exited the auditorium after seeing HAMILTON on stage, there was a chorus of boos from the audience. An actor,  Brandon Victor Dixon, stepped forward on the stage and hushed the audience. He said
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"Vice President-elect Pence, I see you walking out, but I hope you will hear us just a few more moments....We have a message for you, sir. We hope that you will hear us out.”

As he pulled a small piece of paper from his pocket, Dixon encouraged people to record and share what he was about to say “because this message needs to be spread far and wide.”


“Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you, and we truly thank you for joining us here at ‘Hamilton: An American Musical.’ We really do,” Dixon said to further applause.

“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 (sharing) this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and orientations.”
Pence heard the entire speech from an outer hall. 

See video here below or at the link

Trump later demanded apology that does not appear to be forthcoming. 


Read More -
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/11/19/trump-demands-apology-from-hamilton-after-casts-message-to-pence/?postshare=6831479570990426&tid=ss_fb