Delta Air Lines and Bank of America have both pulled their sponsorship from the Public Theater in New York City after the theater company staged a sick assassination scene using a President Trump-lookalike in their “Julius Caesar” production. Here are some pictures of the assassination scene from the truly disgusting play:
Bank of America had partnered with the Public Theatre for 11 years, but this last move was too much for them, they released a statement on Twitter saying:
“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. We are withdrawing our funding for this production.”
Delta made a similar statement with:
“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. Their artistic and creative direction crossed the line on the standards of good taste. We have notified them of our decision to end our sponsorship as the official airline of The Public Theater effective immediately.”
I’m not sure what it is with liberals and their sick president assassination fantasies—Kathy Griffin was just busted by CNN two weeks ago for her gory mock beheading of President Trump.
After facing earlier criticism, Greg Henry, the actor playing Trump/Caesar doubled down on the production, saying:
Caesar “became drunk with ego, drunk with power, drunk with ambition and the belief that he and he alone must rule the world. The idea for me was to try and … show you that this could be Trump.”
Can you even imagine if a play like the Public Theater’s was staged about Obama? I bet they would be losing a lot more than some sponsorships.
Public Theater still hasn’t made a statement about this controversy. Share this story 20,000 times so they know that this kind of sick liberal bias is DISGUSTING and will NOT be SUPPORTED!
(h/t The Washington Post)