On Saturday morning, a national online debate began about a Friday night performance of “Hamilton” attended by Vice President-elect Mike Pence.
After Pence had been booed by some of the crowd, a cast-member spoke to Pence as he left the theater during the curtain call.
“Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you, and we truly thank you for joining us here at ‘Hamilton: An American Musical.’ We really do,” Brandon Dixon said after telling the crowd to stop booing Pence.
The next morning, President-elect Donald Trump chimed in and said that Pence deserved an apology, and a debate started about whether Pence had been disrespected or not.
Those who believed Pence had been disrespected started tweeting using the hashtag #BoycottHamilton.
#BoycottHamilton Because when you fail to support & respect our VP-Elect, Pence, millions of Americans will fail to support & respect you,” Twitter user Brittany Pettibone wrote.
In response, many on the left pointed out that this boycott probably wouldn’t be too successful.
“Do these idiots realize you literally can’t boycott something that’s already sold out for the foreseeable future?
#boycotthamilton,” one Twitter user wrote.
Political activist Michael Skolnik took a more relaxed approach.
“Anyone who now wants to
#BoycottHamilton who has tickets for a future performance + wants to sell them, slide into my DMs. I will buy them,” Skolnik wrote.