Brendan Victor Dixon, the Broadway actor that delivered the ‘message of love and unity’ to Mike Pence felt that it was imperative to bring their concerns forward. Was the cast concerned enough to VOTE?
You can read ClashDaily’s initial report on the incident here.
Do you think these actors took the time out to vote?
The information isn’t available for 2016 yet, but Radar Online looked into the voting record of the cast for previous years and found something interesting…
Audience members booed Pence as he entered the theater and after the cast’s curtain call, the statement was read.
Dixon’s message was written by show creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, director, Thomas Kail and lead producer, Jeffrey Seller, according to the New York Times.
‘We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights. We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of
us,’ Dixon said, reading the message aloud.
But cast members were able to give input. RadarOnline investigated whether or not the actors had voted and revealed many leads hadn’t in years.
Dixon’s records show he didn’t vote during president Obama’s reelection bid in 2012.
Javier Munoz, playing the titular role of Hamilton, registered to vote in 2006 and voted in the mid-term elections, but hasn’t been on record as voting since.
Seth Stewart, who plays Thomas Jefferson, voted in 2008 when Obama ran for the first time. He did not vote in 2012.
Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan, who players James Madison and Hercules Mulligan, registered to vote in 2005 but hasn’t been on record voting since.
Read more: Daily Mail
It’s been several elections since some of these actors voted.
Isn’t that a better way to express your views on issues?
Or is it that these actors prefer to not vote and bitch because it’s fashionable to protest Trump’s victory?
Taking on a classy guy like Mike Pence was a mistake:
It is hypocritical to not vote and then use the stage at a Broadway show as a bully pulpit to express your displeasure.
If these actors cared, they’d take the time to vote.