‘You’re Too Poor To Buy Tickets Anyway’: Wealthy Celebs Sneer at ‘Hamilton’ Boycotters

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By Heat Street Staff | 8:20 am, November 21, 2016

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.

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?” screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-7-24-52-am

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.”

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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.

“Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us here at ‘Hamilton: An American Musical.’ We really do,” one star said.
“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.”
“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda  backed Hillary Clinton during this year’s election cycle and the show has performed for Democratic fundraisers.
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