Here's Pence getting booed as he gets to his seats at Hamilton pic.twitter.com/IRQG68x1sB— David K (@dkipke12) November 19, 2016
Unreal scene here - Mike Pence walks in and there's a massive mix of cheers and boos. pic.twitter.com/GVZ5L67mA3— Noah Coslov (@NoahCoslov) November 19, 2016
At the conclusion of the show, cast members addressed Pence's appearance — as a group locked in hand-to-hand — behind
“Vice-president elect Mike Pence, we welcome you and truly thank you for joining us at Hamilton American Musical," Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr, the nation’s third vice president, 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 alienable rights, sir. We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us," Dixon added.
"We truly thank you for sharing this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men, women of different colors, creeds and orientation," Dixon concluded to a roaring applause by those in attendance.
Pence reportedly heard Dixon's plea in the hallway, the Associated Press reported. Social media reacted fiercely to Pence — who is a born-again evangelical Christian that believes marriage should be between a man and a woman — and the irony of his decision to watch the diverse Broadway hit.
Saturday morning, Donald Trump said the cast's comments were harassment in a tweet and "This should not happen!" followed by another tweet asking the cast to apologize. Dixon, who delivered the comments, replied saying the "conversation is not harassment sir. And I appreciate @mike_pence for stopping to listen."
The Theater must always be a safe and special place.The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2016
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