Bank of America and Delta Airlines both dropped their sponsorship of New York’s Public Theater after a production which depicted the President of the United States, Donald Trump, being killed.
One of the Theater’s other sponsors, The New York Times, has not dropped their sponsorship.
The New York Daily News reported:
Shortly after Delta, who was a four-year sponsor, made its announcement, Bank of America yanked its support as well.
The Shakespeare in the Park play tells the story of the leader assassinated by Roman senators over the fear that he’s becoming too tyrannical, but rather than the original setting, the production stages Caesar (Gregg Henry) and his wife, Calpurnia, (Tina Benko) with Donald and Melania Trump lookalikes.
Henry, who already played a Trump stand-in on “Scandal” last year, models his Caesar almost perfectly after the man in the Oval Office. He meets his end after being stabbed to death by women and minorities on stage.
“No matter what your political stance may be, the graphic staging of Julius Caesar at this summer’s Free Shakespeare in the Park does not reflect Delta Air Lines’ values,” a company spokesman said in a statement.
“Their artistic and creative direction crossed the line on the standards of good taste. We have notified them of our decision to end our sponsorship as the official airline of The Public Theater effective immediately.”
Bank of America, one of The Public Theaters’s dozen corporate sponsors, offered similar reasoning.
It should come as no surprise that the failing New York Times, a far left newspaper that is owned primarily by a Mexican billionaire who hates President Trump and supported Hillary Clinton, refuses to pull their sponsorship for this awful event!
Below is a video of the production that enraged people…
Delta Airlines & Bank of America have dropped their sponsorship of NYC’s Public Theater after Trump assassination.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 12, 2017