As someone who is very fond of the arts, I got chills when reading about “Hamilton” actor Brandon Dixon’s curtain call speech directed at Vice President-Elect Mike Pence. Pence had taken in the Broadway show and when he entered the theater he was greeted to many “boos” as well as applause from his fellow theater-goers.
Contrary to what a certain ASSHOLE on Twitter referred to as “harassment” of the VP-elect, Dixon’s speech was anything but:
“We, sir, 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.”
Where in this speech does it “harass” anyone? Dixon didn’t threat anyone. He didn’t call anyone names. He didn’t mock anyone. He wasn’t like a certain ASSHOLE on Twitter who has done all that. Dixon was simply expressing his FREEDOM OF SPEECH and stating something that the majority of us are feeling right now.
Then a certain ASSHOLE ranted on Twitter calling the VP-elect “wonderful”–(let us decide that, ASSHOLE)–and then, like the five-year-old child he really is, demanded that the cast of “Hamilton” “Apologize”! Yeah, he even had an exclamation point. When reading the tweet I felt like I was reading dialogue from a kid’s book where one of the bullies shouts “They started it!”. I wonder what he’s going to write on Twitter when a leader from another country refuses to discuss the weather with him or worse, when the bomb drops.
This ASSHOLE needs to do us all a favor: stick his thumb in his mouth, go sit in the corner and pout and stay the fuck off Twitter. As someone who will soon be the “leader” of this country (God help us all), this ASSHOLE needs to start being more concerned with bigger and better things than what a Broadway actor addressed at his asshole sidekick.
Pence left when the speech began although he allegedly heard it in the hallway. He left because he’s a chickenshit and he doesn’t care. If he wasn’t a chickenshit and cared he would’ve stayed in his seat instead of hiding outside. He would’ve listened intently on what was being said. And if he was even a decent human being he would’ve approached the cast afterwards and discussed their concerns with them.
I laughed when I read Pence had attended “Hamilton”. I find it very ironic that someone who is so against LGBTQ rights attended a Broadway play where a great deal of the community is of LGBTQ orientation. Maybe the real reason Pence left during the speech is that he’s a coward.
“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
― George Washington