“Frozen” actor Timothy Hughes was boiling mad throughout a curtain name on Broadway when he noticed an audience member increase a “Trump 2020” banner – so he snatched it and tossed it apart.
Hughes — who performs Pabbie within the hit Disney musical – yanked the pro-Trump sign from the attendee, who was carrying a “Make America Nice Once more” cap within the entrance row of the St. James Theatre Wednesday night time, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter.
The following day, the actor was unapologetic.
“What does it say about our nation and politics when a person on the present tonight felt the necessity to protest Disney’s Frozen on Broadway with a pro-Trump flag??” Hughes wrote Thursday on Instagram
“How scary is it that our present’s messages of affection, acceptance, and variety have turn into the opposition to supporting Trump?” he added. “The curtain name is a thanks between actors and audience, a closing connection to finish a shared expertise.”
He continued: “I cannot apologize for a way I responded to the disrespectful man attempting to interrupt this second with a pathetic political platform. Not at our present! Not in entrance of my stunning, numerous, gifted solid at @frozenbroadway. I respect everybody’s help.”
After the present, one other theatergoer stated the Trump supporter stood exterior the theater and threatened to sue if his banner was not returned, in keeping with the Huffington Submit.
The Nice White Means additionally took a stand in opposition to Trump every week after the 2016 election when then-Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended a efficiency of “Hamilton.”
At curtain name, the solid addressed Pence, with actor Brandon Victor Dixon telling him, “We, sir — we’re the varied America who’re alarmed and anxious that your new administration is not going to defend us.”
President-elect Trump accused the accused the actors of harassing Pence and demanded an apology – however “Hamilton” star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted that he was “happy with [Dixon], for main with love.”