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#BoycottHamilton Trends After ‘Hamilton’ Cast Members Harass Mike Pence

The hashtag #BoycottHamilton became a top trend on social media Saturday after cast members from the popular Broadway show Hamilton lectured Vice President-elect Mike Pence from the stage on Friday night.

Pence was apparently booed as he took his seat. As the performance concluded and Pence exited the theater, actor Brandon Victor Dixon lectured him about how a “diverse America” is “alarmed and anxious” about the incoming Trump administration.

“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,” Dixon said as Pence exited the building.

The fallout and backlash have been swift.

Supporters of President-elect Trump surrounded the Richard Rodgers Theater on Saturday morning, where the popular Broadway show is performed:

#BoycottHamilton

Trump Flash Mob at Hamilton Theater Today!

226 W 46th St, NYC pic.twitter.com/ljEX964rZJ

— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) November 19, 2016

Indeed, social media exploded with users making #BoycottHamilton a top trend:

#boycotthamilton is #1 on Twitter. Read them. Some are funny. Some are terrifying. We have so much work to do.

— Joseph Morales (@JosephAMorales) November 19, 2016

It's disgusting what the "Hamilton" did. I always knew that Hamilton was crap. That is totally unacceptable. #BoycottHamilton#RespectEvery1

— Virginia Charlotte (@123crftdegree) November 19, 2016

@HamiltonMusical no decency whatsoever. This is the Vice-President Elect. The cast has shown their immaturity perfectly. #BoycottHamilton

— Jeffery Parks (@JefferyMParks) November 19, 2016

I go to the theatre to enjoy myself & forget everyday issues. What @HamiltonMusical did while VP Pence was there was crass. #BoycottHamilton

— My Chicken's Bangin' (@themanknownas) November 19, 2016

It's not that they don't have a right 2 free speech. It's that ppl paid to see them perform a job. Entertain. Not whine #BoycottHamilton

— DeborahC (@DeborahCroce5) November 19, 2016

If the country is divided by a major issue, it's smart for a business to stay neutral. You've offended >1/2 of Americans. #BoycottHamilton

— Derrick Roberts (@paledenzel) November 19, 2016

President-elect Trump also took to Twitter to express his dissatisfaction with the Hamilton cast.

“Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing.This should not happen!” Trump tweeted. He also demanded an apology:

Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing.This should not happen!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2016

“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!”:

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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