Watch This Star of Broadway’s ‘Frozen’ Rip a Trump Flag Away From an Audience Member
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At last night’s performance of Frozen on Broadway, a Trump supporter tried to block the curtain call with a massive Trump flag. But Timothy Hughes wasn’t having it — he ripped it out of the guy’s hands and threw it off stage. Hughes later went on Instagram to further call him out for “trying to interrupt this moment with a pathetic political platform.”
Timothy Hughes plays Pabbie, the Troll King in the Broadway adaptation of the hit Disney film. But when it comes to the real-life Troll King, Hughes has no time. As the massive Trump flag was unfurled during the curtain call, he immediately snatched it out of the hands of the man holding it, an older white guy in a red MAGA visor.
After the show, Timothy Hughes took to Instagram to explain his actions — but not to apologize. He wrote, “What does it say about our country and politics when a man at the show tonight felt the need to protest Disney’s Frozen on Broadway with a pro Trump flag? How frightening is it that our show’s messages of love, acceptance and diversity have become the opposition to supporting Trump?
“The curtain call is a thank you between actors and audience, a final connection to end a shared experience. I will not apologize for how I responded to the disrespectful man trying to interrupt this moment with a pathetic political platform. Not at our show! Not in front of my beautiful, diverse, talented cast at Frozen on Broadway. I appreciate everyone’s support.”
Though in the alternate video (also included below) taken from the audience, you can see how proud the Trump supporter is to get attention, he apparently stood outside the theater, threatening to sue unless the Trump flag was returned to him.
Unsurprisingly, Trump isn’t terribly popular on Broadway. Shortly after the election, Mike Pence was (politely) criticized from the stage at a Hamilton performance; Trump, of course, accused the cast of “bullying” him.