Liberals at the Broadway show Hamilton harassed Vice President Elect Mike Pence while he was attending a performance this weekend. It’s the same old stupid stuff. In their minds, he’s a Republican so he must be bad.
Did you know the show was once accused of racism? They put out a casting call that was exclusionary based on race. They were even criticized by other liberals!
CBS New York reported last March:
Broadway Union Takes Issue With ‘Hamilton’ Casting Call For ‘Non-White’ Performers
The hottest show on Broadway has won praise for its groundbreaking casting of black and Latino performers, but now, “Hamilton” may have run afoul of the strict New York City Human Rights Law.
As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, the controversy was sparked by a casting notice posted by the producers of “Hamilton,” which specifically seeks “non-white” performers.
One critic said “Hamilton” takes a story that “valorizes dead white guys” and replaces it with black, Latino and multi-ethnic performers playing America’s founding fathers.
But as the blockbuster musical looks to expand to other cities, the casting notice with its call for “non-white” performers looks problematic to civil rights attorney Randolph McLaughlin.
“What if they put an ad out that said, ‘Whites only need apply?’” said McLaughlin, of the Newman Ferrara Law Firm. “Why, African-Americans, Latinos, Asians would be outraged.”
Maybe the cast of Hamilton should come down off their high horse.
Mike Pence is a decent man. He didn’t deserve their insult at all.