London [U.K], Nov. 19 : Following U.S. vice-president elect, Mike Pence being booed by a theatre audience when he attended the musical Hamilton in New York, President-elect Donald Trump accused theatre-goers of having "harassed" Pence and demanded an apology from the cast.
The irony was not lost by the audience of a strong, conservative political known for his stand against gay rights attending a hip-hop musical with a pointedly diverse cast, which clearly seemed to have prompted the boos.
"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! 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!" Trump said in a series of tweets. According to Guardian, On Friday night, as Pence entered the auditorium for the Broadway show at the Richard Rogers Theater, video taken by onlookers and posted to social media showed some audience members cheering him, then more people booing him.
Pence walked down the aisle towards his seat and waved briefly when people in the theater clearly began to realize who he was and then the boos began.
The show was occasionally disrupted by more loud booing at Pence, however, he ended up watching the whole show but as he was about to leave the theater at the end of the curtain call a member of the cast called him back.
Brandon Dixon, who plays vice-president Aaron Burr, stepped forward and thanked the audience for seeing the show, then said,"Vice-president Mike Pence, I see you walking out, but I hope you will hear us, just a few moments." "There is nothing to boo here, ladies and gentlemen, we are sharing a story of love.
Mike Pence, we welcome you here. We are the diverse Americans 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, we hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us," he continued to read from a paper to cheers from the audience.
"We thank you for sharing this wonderful American story, told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and orientations," he concluded to a crescendo of applause.