Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is whining that corporate sponsors are withdrawing their support for a play depicting President Trump’s assassination by a group of women and minorities.
Her thinking was apparently in line with that of The New York Times.
— Trump Super PAC ?? (@TrumpSuperPAC) June 12, 2017
Would she have felt the same had it depicted her father’s assassination by his sexual victims 20 years earlier?
New York City’s “Shakespeare in the Park” lost two major corporate donors — Delta Airlines and Bank of America — because of public outcry over its production of “Julius Caesar.”
Why would they do this, given that the William Shakespeare classic was performed for the nation’s first president, she wondered.
In 1790, George Washington hosted a production of Julius Caesar, likely the first Shakespeare play performed for an American President. https://t.co/APzymQYXJX
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) June 12, 2017
That may be, but it’s doubtful that the players depicted a tall, bewigged president with bad dentures being murdered by a gang of disgruntled Hessians.
Social media was only too happy to point out what should have been obvious.
What on earth do you mean by this, Chelsea? It is not as though George was portrayed as Caesar in the production.
— TheKentuckyCurator® (@kentuckycurator) June 12, 2017
Cool. Did George’s production include the assassination of the sitting president to make liberals squee in delight too? @ChelseaClinton
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) June 12, 2017
Were the actors dressed as folks of that day and did one look like old George being gutted by the minorities of the day?
— Yes It Is Political (@YesItsPolitical) June 12, 2017
But leaving 1790 behind for a moment, what about the years 1993 to 2001? Do they strike a familiar chord?
Gee Chelsea, you’re sympathetic to a play assassinating a sitting American President? What if your mom or dad were the murder victims?
— Glen Woodfin (@GlenWoodfin) June 12, 2017
How about now they do a play with THIS guy as Caesar ??? pic.twitter.com/7xHkTOcLdi
— Luna ?? (@pink_sprnva) June 12, 2017
Clinton also made reference to a statement made by Mic.com writer Jack Smith IV, who thought it “embarrassing” that the sponsors would back out, given that they “fund these productions so that lower/working class people have free access to summer Shakespeare plays.”
Why don’t you fund it instead of whining about it?
— John Scoular (@JohnScoular) June 12, 2017
So you’re offering full-throated support behind a faux play portraying the assassination of @POTUS? Duly noted.
— The Mental Recession (@rustyweiss74) June 12, 2017
Your family has stolen millions from Haiti. Use some of that to fund the plays.
— Sniffles DaClown (@BattleHamster1) June 12, 2017
Id rather they fund a free monster truck show in the park
— Zavadow (@GnapTheGrey) June 12, 2017
One finally concluded:
This is NOT ok anymore! Not for any president. Applauding this kind of “art” is showing how far we have sunk as a people. It needs to stop.
— K. (@kialo) June 12, 2017
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