The ‘Shakespeare In the Park’ restaged version of Julius Caesar with an actor that looks like President Trump is too much for these sponsors. And that’s how it should be.
By the way, could you imagine the reaction if they had an actor that looked like Barry?
As a Shakespeare aficionado, I could easily argue that Barack Obama would make a better claim to the role of Julius Caesar as his actions have shown.
He’s the one that was an authoritarian — President ‘Pen and a Phone’ — and has refused to retire from politics as is customary for former Presidents. Instead, he weirdly follows President Trump — stalking even — country to country giving globalist speeches, undermining his leadership, and saying essentially, ‘This is just a blip. America isn’t really like this’. We could call it Apology Tour 2.0.
But I won’t say that because then I’d be called ‘racist’.
You’d think that the New York Public Theatre would see what happened to Kathy Griffin after her beheading stunt and give pause…
These are New York Democrats.
These leftists are so out of touch.
And cannot understand that someone could possibly disagree with their socialist, everything goes, money is no object, eat the rich, living off the government bullsh-t.
But then, we have jobs.
Maybe when the big companies stop being patrons, artists will realize that there are some things that are just in poor taste.
Delta will not longer sponsor New York Public Theater due to a re-imagined production of Shakespeare’s classic play – Julius Caesar- which shows a Donald Trump lookalike being stabbed to death on the senate floor.
The ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ play, which tells the story of the Roman dictator assassinated by senators who fear he is becoming a tyrant, takes place in the present day and features many familiar faces.
Greg Henry and Tina Benko were cast as the leading pair of Caesar and his wife Calpurnia, bearing a striking resemblance to Donald and Melania Trump.
Henry, who has played Trump’s character before, has a reddish-blond combover, wears a suit and sports a red tie that hangs a few inches below his belt.
The character meets his end when he is stabbed by suited conspirators, mainly women and minorities, after being dragged down from his podium in the senate.
And the Trump similarities to the president don’t stop there. A woman who attended an early session of the play said Caesar’s wife, Calpurnia – who begs him not to attend the senate due to a premonition she had foreshadowing his murder, resembles Melania Trump and speaks with a ‘Slavic accent’.
Delta normally donates $100,000 and $499,000 annually to the New York Public Theatre which is putting on the production.
Delta released a statement.
‘No matter what your political stance may be, the graphic staging of Julius Caesar at this summer’s Free Shakespeare in the Park does not reflect Delta Air Lines’ values,’ a Delta spokesperson said in a statement.
‘Their artistic and creative direction crossed the line on the standards of good taste,’ the statement continued. ‘We have notified them of our decision to end our sponsorship as the official airline of the Public Theater effective immediately.’
Looks like Delta isn’t the only one thinking it’s not appropriate to depict the assassination of President Trump.
Late Sunday night Bank of America tweeted a statement saying it’s withdrawing its funding for the Public Theater’s production of Julius Caesar.
It said the theater ‘chose to present Julius Caesar in such a way that was intended to provoke and offend’.
Read more: Daily Mail
So, now that Delta and Bank of America are out, who is still sponsoring this crap?
Well, American Express and…
The New York Times!
Well, that’s going to be tough to sustain with their declining readership.
Yes, it’s cool to be anti-Trump these days.
No matter what happens, the market still has confidence in President Trump.
That’s good for every American.
But, hey, why let the truth ruin a perfectly good #Resistance?
And now we get to add Shakesepare in the Park to our ongoing list.
Look at the long list of calls to assassinate President Trump that ClashDaily has reported on since the Election: