Confusing Canada for Broadway, they used @HamiltonTheatre, the handle for a theater in Hamilton, Ontario, not @HamiltonMusical, the Twitter account for the hit musical, to vent against the cast’s statement to Vice President-elect Mike Pence during Friday night’s curtain call at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning to slam the cast’s statement, encouraging online fire from his followers. But hundreds of Trump supporters wrongly tagged Canada’s Hamilton Theater Inc., now staging The Toxic Avenger, not the hit musical playing in New York City and Chicago.
“@realDonaldTrump @ HamiltonTheatre I SAW THAT &I WAS GOING 2c THAT SHOW NOT ANYMORE Hope the owners of the show feel some $ pain from this,” one Trump supporter tweeted.
“Americans confusing the cast of @HamiltonMusical with @HamiltonTheatre in Canada. Very impolite. If only they knew the difference. Sad!” CTV News web journalist Josh Elliot said on his own account.
Representatives of the Canadian theater were not available for comment, but Raine Leonard, a member of the Hamilton Theater troupe, told the Toronto Star newspaper: “If they only had looked at our profile, it says Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, several times. That just goes to show something about hate-mongering on the Internet and the lack of effort people put forward.”