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Hamilton's Daveeds Diggs Says Pence 'Got Off Easy'

Hamilton's Daveeds Diggs Says Pence 'Got Off Easy'

Daveed Diggs, one of the original and Tony-winning stars of Broadway’s Hamilton, has commented on Mike Pence‘s visit to the show and says the VP-elect “got off easy” with the way he was treated.

The 34-year-old actor, who originated the role of Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson and currently stars on ABC’s Black-ish, compared the visit to other politicians’ visits to the theater.

Hillary [Clinton] was boo’d at @HamiltonMusical during primaries, Lincoln was killed at the theater, Pence was asked to be fair. I say he got off easy,” Daveed said. He is no longer performing in the show and was not at the theater at the time of the incident.

Pence was in the audience for the performance on Friday (November 18) and the cast delivered a respectful message to him after the show, asking him to represent everyone’s interests during his term as Vice President of the United States.

Make sure to read what celebs had to say about Donald Trump‘s demand for the cast of Hamilton to apologize to Pence.

Click inside to read more tweets from the stars of Hamilton…

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  • Cruizin1960

    Not a whole lot you can do if it is the audience booing, which on its own is pathetic and sad…but it was neither the time nor place for the cast to do this. I would say the same thing if they had stood up on stage and addressed Clinton in the same manner. Totally inappropriate. They disrespected him and any audience members who were supporters. These people need to learn that there are consequences to their actions and I hope every damn Trump supporter who already has tickets is a no show. Better yet, perhaps they SHOULD show up and stage their own protest/soap box remarks to the cast.

  • jane

    agree. whether it’s Clinton, Pence or anyone else it’s just disrespect

  • SquidBillie

    Oh grow up, you brat. It is pathetic and unprofessional that the cast would turn on an audience member after he paid to see the show. It’s a free country and he doesn’t have to have the same views as you, so get over it.

  • Mercyneal

    What a jerk this guy is. Most of the people who voted for Obama in 2008 and 12 voted for Trump this year. they can’t afford tickets to Hamilton. But others will boycott this travesty of a cast. So sick of New Yorkers

  • John Dow

    I have a great idea for a new musical like Hamilton. The story of Anthony Johnson (1600 – 1670), who was captured in his native Angola (South Africa) by an enemy tribe and sold to Arab slave traders. He was eventually sold as an indentured servant to a merchant working for the Virginia Company. He is know as the most prominent black indentured servant to acquire freedom, wealth, and slaves. All the slaves will be played by white actors, all the evil slaveholders will be played by black transgender actors and all Arab slave traders will be played by Israeli gay actors.

  • GroundControl500

    Stay home. NYC doesn’t need rubes.

  • GroundControl500

    Actually Hillary did get some boos during the primaries. But then she’s not a big baby about it. Unlike these thin skinned baby-men.

  • devvv

    Trump and Pence have continually disrespected the cast and creator of this show through disparaging comments about LGBT people, immigrants and PoC. Trump needs to learn there are consequences to his actions and words. You can’t alienate and insult entire communities and get angry when they respond. If you can’t handle it, don’t dish it out. Trump and all of his hypocritical supporters need to stop whining. If he can’t handle the cast of a musical asking to be treated fairly, it’ll be a long 4 yrs.

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  • Esoteric11

    Trump is a disaster. What a joke. Let Pence say what he wants, oh but he probably wont because he is not a immature, low thinking, thin skinned, dolt.