‘Frozen’ Actor Rips Pro-Trump Flag From Audience Member During Curtain Call (Video)

Pabbie gets grabby over political gesture

When it comes to expressing one’s political beliefs, there might be some situations when it’s best to let it go. Like, say, during the curtain call for a Broadway performance of “Frozen.”

Actor Timothy Hughes, who plays Pabbie in the Broadway production of the Disney hit, shut down an audience member who waved a pro-Trump flag during the curtain call for Wednesday’s performance, in an incident that was captured on video.

In the clip, Hughes is seen snatching the flag from the audience member’s hands and tossing it off-stage.

An unverified Instagram account purportedly belonging to Hughes posted the video Wednesday night, calling the display of the pro-Trump flag “disrespectful.”

“What does it say about our country and politics when a man at the show tonight felt the need to protest Disney’s Frozen on Broadway with a pro Trump flag??” the Instagram caption read. “How frightening is it that our show’s messages of love, acceptance, and diversity have become the opposition to supporting Trump?”

The message continued, “The curtain call is a thank you between actors and audience, a final connection to end a shared experience. I will not apologize for how I responded to the disrespectful man trying to interrupt this moment with a pathetic political platform. Not at our show! Not in front of my beautiful, diverse, talented cast at @frozenbroadway. I appreciate everyone’s support. #resist #lovewins #lovetrumpshate.”

Hughes’ gesture drew a virtual standing ovation on Twitter.

“I saw @FrozenBroadway tonight – it was fantastic! You should see it, not only because it’s a great show, but also for what this true American Hero did,” reads one tweet. “Timothy Hughes – I thank & applaud you for taking the Trump flag out of that person’s hands.”

“If you haven’t seen the video of Timothy Hughes ripping the Trump banner out of the protestor’s hands during Frozen’s curtain call tonight, do yourself a favor & go watch,” read another pro-Hughes tweet. ” Of all places to wave that huge banner, they pick a Disney Princess musical?! Seriously?!”

“TIMOTHY HUGHES GRABBING THE TRUMP FLAG LAST NIGHT IS BROADWAY’S SINGULAR GREATEST MOMENT OF 2018,” read another message of support.

Watch the moment below.

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