A day after President-elect Donald Trump accused the “highly overrated” Hamilton cast of “harassing” Vice president-elect Mike Pence for delivering him a personal message on stage, Trump supporters called for a boycott of the popular Broadway show on social media.
— Pastor Mark Burns (@pastormarkburns) November 19, 2016
So much hate and anger coming from Liberals. #BoycottHamilton
— boater girl (@moharrison) November 19, 2016
— The GOP Report (@TheGOPReport) November 19, 2016
But the call to action drew mockery from wealthy entertainment personalities, who pointed out that working class Americans couldn’t afford tickets to the show anyway.
Youtube star and comedian Franchesca Ramsey took to Twitter to sneer at those who launched the boycott, saying it was useless since they probably couldn’t buy tickets. She said “how you gonna #BoycottHamilton when you can’t afford tickets in the first place?”
Sam Kalidi, a Lebanese actor, also disparaged Trump supporters for being too poor to buy tickets. “Boycott Hamilton? First of all you had no intention of seeing a musical with black people & more importantly you can’t afford the tickets.”
I think the saddest thing about this call to boycott Hamilton is how many millions of Trump's supporters can't even afford Broadway tickets
— HRod17@IWonTho.com (@FeministaJones) November 19, 2016
The cast addressed Pence directly as he sat in the audience after Friday night’s show, saying they hoped the production —which celebrates the role of immigrants in the making of the United States — inspired him to govern in a way that upholds diversity and inclusivity as core values.