President-elect Donald Trump scolded the cast of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" Saturday after the play's cast "harassed" Vice President-elect Mike Pence Friday during a performance of the play — even calling on the cast to apologize to Pence.
Liberals lauded the cast for speaking out. But now, conservatives who feel personally insulted by the cast's remarks are calling for a boycott of the play.
Using the hashtag "#BoycottHamilton," conservatives took to Twitter Saturday to voice their disdain with what was perceived as an attack on conservatism as a whole.
Remember, the cast of "Hamilton" didn't boo Pence. It booed you. They hate you. Hate. Not dislike. Hate. Always remember who your enemy is.— Kurt Schlichter (@Kurt Schlichter)1479539057.0
Privileged, small minded and distasteful behavior by a cast that considers themselves SJW's. I look forward to the… https://t.co/d2Q2MuUniV— Hans Auf (@Hans Auf)1479559843.0
"Hamilton" lectures Pence on value of its "diverse cast." Get much audience income diversity with tix at $2K a pop? #BoycottHamilton— Larry Elder (@Larry Elder)1479584150.0
The Dems are just showing the world that the party is not the party of the ppl but just angry destructive& disrespectful #BoycottHamilton— Jo-Ann S (@Jo-Ann S)1479587022.0
The hashtag became the number one topic on Twitter Saturday afternoon.
Still, liberals took to Twitter to mock those calling for a boycott of the popular musical, saying those calling for the boycott either couldn't afford tickets to the play or don't even know what it's about.