Donald Trump supporters are calling for a boycott of the Broadway show “Hamilton” after vice president-elect Mike Pence was booed by some audience members and directly addressed by the cast on stage during their curtain call Friday.
However, “Hamilton” fans began almost immediately pointing out that it’s nearly impossible to actually boycott the show, since it’s perennially sold out, with tickets running for hundreds (and, in some case, thousands) of dollars each.
“If anyone who wants to #BoycottHamilton already bought their tickets, I’d be happy to take them off your hands,” said one hopeful fan.
Brandon Victor Dixon, the actor playing Aaron Burr in the hit Tony-winning show, read a statement from the cast about Pence, who was in attendance, and urged audience members to record and share the message on social media.
“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, sir,” Dixon said from the stage. “But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values, and work on behalf of all of us.”
Saturday morning, Trump demanded the cast apologize for what he described as “rude” behavior.
The hashtag #BoycottHamilton on Twitter was quickly sent trending, but perhaps not with its original intent.
“#BoycottHamilton? Good luck with that. Tickets are already sold-out past President-elect Troll’s impeachment,” said actor Jeffrey Wright, weighing in on the controversy.
“#BoycottHamilton You mean there’ll be more tickets available and less bigots at the shows? I’m all for this!” said another fan, looking on the bright side.
See below for a sampling of the responses to the #BoycottHamilton movement.
#BoycottHamilton You mean there'll be more tickets available and less bigots at the shows? I'm all for this!
— Nate Hoss (@NateHoss) November 19, 2016
In the wake of the #BoycottHamilton movement, I'm showing my support by buying a ticket to the show when one becomes available in 27 years.
— Randy Rainbow (@RandyRainbow) November 19, 2016
CONSERVATIVES: We were gonna buy tickets, but not anymore! #BoycottHamilton!
BOX OFFICE: We're already sold out for the next year, but ok.
— Jordan (@jordan_stratton) November 19, 2016
If anyone who wants to #BoycottHamilton already bought their tickets, I'd be happy to take them off your hands.
— thejam (@jamdan) November 19, 2016
#BoycottHamilton because nothing looks better for the GOP than protesting a musical about the founding of America ft a diverse cast.
— Andy Kenareki (@AndyKenareki) November 19, 2016
— Jillian Michaels (@JillianMichaels) November 19, 2016
Mike Pence will only be able to attend Nascar events & hot dog eating contests without being booed. #BoycottHamilton
— Black Aziz Ansari (@Freeyourmindkid) November 19, 2016
#BoycottHamilton? Good luck with that. Tickets are already sold-out past President-elect Troll's impeachment.
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) November 19, 2016
so if you're going to #BoycottHamilton give me your ticket
— Alana (@localfires) November 19, 2016
Please #BoycottHamilton (so I can score some tickets finally)
— Laurent (@FreiLaurent) November 19, 2016
— Truth hurts (@Jasamgurlie) November 19, 2016
If I could afford it. #BoycottHamilton
— JovialRed (@TheJovialLife) November 19, 2016