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'Hamilton' Star Responds to Donald Trump's Apology Demand

'Hamilton' Star Responds to Donald Trump's Apology Demand

Brandon Victor Dixon, who is currently starring as Aaron Burr in Broadway’s Hamilton, has responded to Donald Trump‘s demand to apologize to VP-elect Mike Pence.

The Tony-nominated actor delivered a message to Pence on behalf of the cast following Friday night’s performance. The President-elect says the cast “harassed” Pence in a “safe place” and that they were “very rude” to him for doing so.

“conversation is not harassment sir. And I appreciate [Pence] for stopping to listen,” Brandon tweeted in response to Trump.

Brandon also spoke to Broadway.com about having the VP-elect at the performance and when they found out he would be attending.

“When we first got the call that he was coming, there was certainly a question of what we would do,” he said. “These are the opportunities that you die for.”

“I saw him enjoying it with whoever he was with, and I hope he remembers us. I truly believe we had an affect,” Brandon added. “It was a message from the producers the creative and the cast. If you have differences, say something! What better place than on this stage telling this story with these people? I hope he thinks of us every time he has to deal with an issue or talk about a bill or present anything.”

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  • This_Is_NOT_a_Drill

    So called entertainers…should not use their performances..while on stage…to “harass” an audience member concerning their views…inappropriate.

  • Mark Jekabson

    One thought is to let the production speak for itself without any further overtures. The other thought is that Trump doesn’t need to confuse overtures with harassment.

  • FerCat

    A sermon is not a conversation.

  • Floretta

    “so called”? They are ON BROADWAY – nobodies don’t get hired for award winning shows. The short remarks were AFTER the play ended, and there was NO harassment by any member of cast or crew. Some audience members booed – comes under the aegis of free speech. You don’t have to like it or agree with it but when you are a public figure it goes with the territory.

  • Sweet Cheeks

    Harassment is when Donald Trump has called women fat, ugly and stupid.

  • Kittywilderness

    “So called”, these are immensely talented people, they made the speech after the show, after they had spent three hours entertaining Mr Pence like every other member of the audience (his custom wasn’t turned away, unlike the bill he signed to allow business to reject gay customers). They exercised their first amendment right. The cast even asked the audience not to boo. They did nothing wrong, they only spoke for millions who feel the same way. That’s the joy of free speech, the same right that gives Trump a place to voice his inane opinions. And if this is considered harassment, what exactly do we call all the things Trump has done to women?

  • Kittywilderness

    And expressing an opinion is not harassment

  • FerCat

    Agreed, it is not.
    But for perspectives sake. Be the gay guy in Westboro Baptist Church gathering.

  • GroundControl500

    What do you expect from Trump? He confuses lies with facts. His whole world is askew with the real values of this country.

  • GroundControl500

    This wasn’t DURING the performance. Did you even read the news reports?

  • GroundControl500

    Well said. 🙌🏽

  • GroundControl500

    Harassment is when you grab someone’s 🐈. The nerve of Trump even opening his mouth about harassment. SMH

  • j b

    Mike Pence deserved this so much and I hope that if Donald Trump goes to a Broadway play that the cast has the balls to speak up as well.

    Also this wasn’t harassment. That is what the piece of shit Donald Trump said during the whole time he was running for President.

  • Mark Jekabson

    Same goes for his comment about Tom Brady being ‘absolutely innocent’ of ordering the deflation of footballs. All this shows is that he’s going to argue for the absolute innocence of his rich friends regardless of whether or not their innocence is a fact. He rewards loyalty by being more faithful than the truth….Because it is debatable in court and elsewhere as to whether or not Mr. Brady requested an assistant to deflate the football slightly so it would be easier for him to throw. I honestly don’t know what the truth is in this case but it shows Trumps character if he’s going to take his friend and supporters testimony as an ‘absolute’ article of faith.

  • Chaz

    America got grabbed by the pussy, and since Trump’s famous we let him.

  • Chaz

    This was not harassment.

  • I am Evelyn Salt

    Trump is a dipsh!t! He always plays himself as a victim being harassed when the truth is he’s the biggest harasser.

  • sdindy47

    Give a liberal a microphone or a platform and all sorts of asinine things spill forth. Hence the posts here by the hateful left. Too bad, snowflakes, you lost.

  • Lisa Martin Spake

    Oh shut up stupid, Harassment is Bill Clinton and his Wife for raping and demonizing his victims. Liberals make me sick , you all deserve to live on Mars

  • Lisa Martin Spake

    I wish you stupid mindless mules would get a glimpse of your life under A Clinton administration, They hate fags, They hate blacks, and they love the facts that the majority is so weak to believe in their pandering.

  • Sweet Cheeks

    Ok genius, I wouldn’t assume anything. This is not a left or right issue, this issue is about fact from fiction. This is about Americans denouncing hate speech. From the mouth of this Tea Party- Birther Elect posing as a Republican, it’s a fact he bashes women! He’s going off the rails on Twitter once again…….too bad I’m an Independent.

  • Sweet Cheeks

    Oh my, sorry I ruffled your feathers. If you forgot Clinton was impeached, but don’t worry Trump will prolly be impeached too. All it takes is one brave woman to pursue and we know 12 have come forward already. Those pesky sexual harassment claims will follow him wherever he goes. Such a shame. I feel bad for Melania…don’t you?

  • Patricia Rob

    Brandon Victor Dixon should be FIRED. What you did was disgusting and demeaning to the democracy of this great nation. By the way to which it seems you do not want to be part of. Please pack you bags and say good bye. I hope you are fired asap. Your personal sentiments had no place I repeat no place for the theatre that we the people love and enjoy. You apparently are not as smart as you think you are. Did you not learn about democracy? This is what and yes I am going to say it * 8 years of Obama did to your minds. I will follow up with a letter to the producer and everyone else associated with the show etc. And they will have the right to have you removed, and they will.. IAMRIGHTAGAIN

  • Patricia Rob

    Brandon Victor Dixon you ridiculed the Vice President elect in a public forum. You are a waste of talent. No more . Was a talent..

  • Don’t believe everything you r

    Didn’t Michelle Obama & Hillary Clinton say “When they go low, we go high”? Well, Democrats. Practice what you preach you hypocrites! Hamilton’s cast + Audience well went low!!

    Why? Here’s a guy who’s the Vice President Elect trying to enjoy a Broadway show with his family, and he gets viciously booed by the audience. And gets humiliated in front of all those people by being lectured from the cast. It’s despicable!

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  • GroundControl500

    And still you can’t quit with these ridiculous lies.

    Nothing has come of them because they are bogus.

  • GroundControl500

    Robin@caulkthewagon
    Every asshole who thinks Pence deserved civility last night should read how he tormented a dying woman and her wife.

    Mike Pence’s Hateful Laws Almost Kept Me From My Dying Wife

    http://time.com/4576513/mike-pences-hateful-laws/?xid=time_socialflow_facebook

    Amy Sandler was a plaintiff in Baskin v. Bogan, which challenged Indiana’s denial of marriage rights to same-sex couples while Vice President-elect Mike Pence was governor

  • GroundControl500

    You are out of your mind. What about the following is disgusting or demeaning?

    “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,” Brandon said.

    “We truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us,” he added. “This is one American story told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and origins.”

    Sounds pretty American and patriotic to me. YOU are the one who needs to learn about democracy and the US Constitution starting with the FIRST Amendment – you know, the very first one about Freedom of Speech.

    Casts make various remarks during curtain calls about anything and everything and they chose to use the opportunity to voice their very real concerns over an incoming administration that has placed many Americans in fear.

    So just keep your very obvious racist indignation to your ignorant self.

  • GroundControl500

    What in the world are you talking about? Who are mules?

  • GroundControl500

    Um, sorry sweetheart but in the end you will lose. Hope you or your family won’t be needing social security, medicare or health insurance or any of the other government programs the rethugs are licking their chops to destroy.

  • Lylian

    Hillary Rodham Clinton won more than 2.0 million votes of the American people. If this were dumpie and he won the popular vote but not the electoral college vote, he’d be saying it is RIGGED!

    But the one thing I want y’all to note is that dumpie settles his dump university law suit for fraudulent breach of contract. And before he did so, he amped up the pressure by trying to get his allies to postpone the law suit till he was no longer the president coz he’d be too busy as president. The plaintiffs settled because they were afraid that with GOP controlled congress and senate, that he might get that deferment.

    You can deny all you want but with thousands of law suits against him, yeah – he is a crook.

  • Lylian

    Hillary Rodham Clinton won more than 2.0 million votes of the American people. If this were dumpie and he won the popular vote but not the electoral college vote, he’d be saying it is RIGGED!

    But the one thing I want y’all to note is that dumpie settles his dump university law suit for fraudulent breach of contract. And before he did so, he amped up the pressure by trying to get his allies to postpone the law suit till he was no longer the president coz he’d be too busy as president. The plaintiffs settled because they were afraid that with GOP controlled congress and senate, that he might get that deferment.

    You can deny all you want but with thousands of law suits against him, yeah – he is a crook.

  • Lylian

    Someone. Wrote that dump often posts something’s utterly dumb to deflect off the real issue. I think that’s person has a point – posting about a non issue like what the cast of Hamilton said deflects away from the law suit settlement for fraud and other really serious things.

  • Lylian

    As the twitter poster wrote: don’t get deflected and distracted by dumps stupid pronouncements. THe bugger deal isn’t asking the Hamilton cast to apologise. The bigger story is settling a FRAUD class action.

  • Sweet Cheeks

    Maybe the CIA can buy body-cams for the permanent White House staff. If not, those poor maids are gonna have to hide in the broom closet. Trump has no discipline or self-control.

  • ClarkKent

    … and they let you, consentently speaking! remember?

  • ClarkKent

    pretty much just rosie lesbo….
    and a couple of other nasty women?
    that’s all!

  • Valeron19

    Harassment is telling black men to take advantage of drunk white women:

    https://twitter.com/brandonvdixon/status/181049423508422658

  • Hope F Himes

    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!,,,,,,,,,,, WHAT YOU DID WAS TOTALLY WRONG,,,,, HE JUST WANTED A NICE OUT WITH FAMILY,,,,,,,,,,,, I HOPE THEY DO BOYCOTT YOU,,,,,,,,,,,,, EVEN THE PEOPLE OUTSIDE WAS SAYING F***K YOU,,,,,, WHAT DID HE DO TO YOU,,,,,,,

  • Sweet Cheeks

    Say it ain’t so Superman. You’re breaking my ❤. Xoxo Wonder Woman

  • asdfasdf

    gotta love all the KKK members getting defensive and butthurt about pence being harassed. we’re sorry we didnt know you were so SENSITIVE! do you need a SAFE SPACE?!

  • asdfasdf

    gotta love all the KKK members getting defensive and butthurt about pence being harassed. we’re sorry we didnt know you were so SENSITIVE! do you need a SAFE SPACE?!

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