Hamilton Audience, Cast and Crew Trolls Mike Pence

Hamilton Audience, Cast and Crew Trolls Mike Pence

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VP-elect/hatemongering fuckhead Mike Pence decided to take a break from the disastrous White House transition to watch Hamilton, a popular Broadway show that tells the story of the Founding Fathers with a singing, dancing, rapping, diverse cast.

Unfortunately for Pence, his evening out was not a pleasant one. According to multiple sources, Pence’s entrance to the theater was met with hostility. A big chunk of the audience booed him.

Fortunately, somebody put footage of it on YouTube for all of us to enjoy:

Things got pretty intense during a musical number with the line “Immigrants: we get the job done.” According to Twitter users, the audience started chanting the line as a direct challenge to the anti-immigrant politician.

It was an unforgettable performance

The cast got in on the action, too. The actor playing King George III singled out the soon-to-be Vice President and serenaded him with a personal performance:

The song referenced in the tweet above is probably What Comes Next, which features the lyrics:

What comes next?
You’ve been freed
Do you know how hard it is to lead?

You’re on your own. Awesome. Wow.
Do you have a clue what happens now?

Oceans rise. Empires fall.
It’s much harder when it’s all your call.
All alone, across the sea
When your people say they hate you,
Don’t come crawling back to me.
You’re on your own.

The audience loved the performance just as much as they hated Pence. According to a Twitter user who was apparently present for the show, the singer had to pause between lines to wait for the audience to finish dragging the soon-to-be-VP.

And when King George sang the line “Your people say they hate you,” the crowd went wild:

It looks like the booing really got to Pence. According to Sirius sports reporter Noah Coslov, Pence disappeared after Act I.

But he returned in time to get a very special message from the cast:

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 that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.

A professional bigot like Pence shouldn’t have expected to be welcome at a Broadway show that celebrates racial diversity. But forging on ahead without thinking has served the Trump/Pence campaign really well so far, so we can’t blame him for his clueless actions. But we can blame him for supporting electroshock gay conversion therapy. And we can hope every second of his term in office is as miserable as his evening at Hamilton was.

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