A Donald Trump supporter reportedly interrupted a performance of ‘Hamilton’ in Chicago last night, leaving cast members in tears.
According to the Washington Examiner, the audience member shouted, “We won, you lost, get over it, fuck you,” from the balcony.
A witness confirmed that the man was removed from the show.
I'm at a Hamilton showing in Chicago and this trump supporter in the middle of the show started screaming and ranting… he was escorted out
— BT (@btomato) November 20, 2016
A friend took her kids to see #Hamilton on Chicago tonight, and a Trump supporter had to be removed for standing up and yelling "WE WON"
— Pre-apocalypse Pout (@clitasaurus_rex) November 20, 2016
According to Broadway World, one witness reported on Facebook that the man’s rant drove the cast to tears, although “they didn’t break characters once.”
The internet promptly exploded with reaction to the incident.
Some people, of course, couldn’t help but see the show’s liberal cast as the victim in all this.
my heart is crying for the hamilton chicago cast. i can't imagine how scary it was when the trump supporter started shouting at them
— anna (@neonandchrome) November 20, 2016
my thoughts and prayers go out to both the Chicago and New York casts of Hamilton. Please everyone in those casts stay safe!
— bri (@justiceandbean) November 20, 2016
I'm horrified by what happeNed in Hamilton Chicago.
— Syd (@DawsonCrazy26) November 20, 2016
Others defended the man and pointed out the hypocrisy of liberals who are offended by the whole thing.
Controversy with the ‘Hamilton’ show began on Friday night, when the show’s New York cast called out VP-elect Mike Pence as he tried to leave following curtain call.
They then proceeded to lecture Pence, indirectly calling him a racist homophobe.
Donald Trump himself demanded that the Hamilton NYC cast issue an apology to Pence for their actions.
The Theater must always be a safe and special place.The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2016
The cast or any associated party has yet to respond to Trump’s request.
As for Mike Pence, he responded to the controversy this morning by saying he wasn’t offended.
“I’ll leave it to others as to whether it was the appropriate venue to say it,” he remarked, referring to the speech cast members had called him out with.