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Delta, Bank of America Drop Sponsorship of NYC Public Theater over Onstage ‘Trump’ Stabbing

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The second sponsor of New York City’s Public Theater just dropped them over an onstage “Trump” stabbing.

New York City’s Public Theater put on a production called Shakespeare in the park. In their contemporary take on Julius Caesar they threw a “Trump twist” into it, including a very graphic stabbing of the “Trump” character on stage. Delta Airlines were the first sponsors to pull out from the theater and now Bank of America is following suit.

From Breitbart:

“Bank of America supports art programs worldwide, including an 11-year partnership with The Public Theater and Shakespeare in the Park,” a spokesperson for the company told the New York Daily News Sunday. “The Public Theater chose to present Julius Caesar in a way that was intended to provoke and offend. Had this intention been made known to us, we would have decided not to sponsor it.”

Video captured at a recent performance shows the Trump-like Caesar character graphically stabbed to death during the climax of the play. One attendee recently told Mediaite that the character’s resemblance to Trump made the assassination scene particularly “shocking and distasteful.”

In the wake of the controversy, Delta Airlines has reportedly cancelled its sponsorship of the Public Theater, which stages the free productions of Shakespeare in the Park.

“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,” the company said in a statement Sunday.

GOOD! Speak with your wallet it seems to be the only thing that even remotely gets through to them. This kind of rhetoric needs to be stopped. It is simply not free speech to threaten the life of the President.

Those people who support on stage actions that simulate violence to our leaders must be punished. Those who removed their sponsorship should be supported. Decent Americans have wallets and purchasing power also – probably a lot more.



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