Hollywood Reacts to Trump Demanding 'Hamilton' Cast Apology

Joan Marcus
'Hamilton'

#BoycottHamilton and #NameAPenceMusical started trending on Twitter after the cast of 'Hamilton' addressed Mike Pence during Friday night's curtain call, asking the vice president-elect to "work on behalf of all of us."

Hollywood took to Twitter after the cast of Hamilton addressed Vice President-elect Mike Pence after Friday night's curtain call, asking him to "work on behalf of all of us." Hamilton since has become a trending topic on Twitter with the hashtags #BoycottHamilton and #NameAPenceMusical. Kerry Washington, Bryan Cranston, Shonda Rhimes, Patton Oswalt and more weighed in on the situation below.

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda expressed how proud he was of the musical, as well as actor Brandon Victor Dixon (who plays Aaron Burr), after the cast addressed Vice President-elect Pence, who was in the audience last night. After Pence was booed by the audience while being escorted to his seat, Dixon said, "There's nothing to boo here; we're all sharing a story of love."

Friday night's turn of events prompted Donald Trump to respond on Twitter, claiming that the Hamilton cast was "rude" toward Pence and demanding that they "apologize!" Dixon later responded to Trump, tweeting "Conversation is not harassment sir. And I appreciate Mike Pence for stopping to listen."

Newt Gingrich echoed Trump as well, tweeting that the cast acted with "arrogance and hostility." Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway tweeted that Pence "deserves respect and a peaceful night out with his nephew and daughter."

Trump continued to blast the cast Saturday night in a tweet he deleted shortly after posting, which said, "Very rude and insulting of Hamilton cast member to treat our great future V.P. Mike Pence to a theater lecture. Couldn't even memorize lines!"

Comments on social media about the Hamilton cast's statement prompted Manuel to post the full speech online.

Kerry Washington, Bryan Cranston, Zendaya, Shonda Rhimes, Josh Gad and Patton Oswalt are among those who shared their support for the Hamilton cast on Twitter. Many users also tweeted about the irony of the #BoycottHamilton hashtag, when tickets for the show are sold out well into next year. Read the tweets below.

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