A number of Hollywood celebrities have voiced their support for the cast of Broadway musical Hamilton after they urged vice president-elect Mike Pence ‘to uphold American values.’
On Saturday morning, president-elect Donald Trump demanded the cast apologize to his running mate for harassing him.
Immediately, Chrissy Teigen, who made her Twitter feed private in October, briefly made it public again to slam Trump in a series of tweets.
‘Wow @realdonaldtrump is right. I can’t believe they would subject poor, innocent Mike Pence to such abhorrent, evil hate speech,’ she tweeted sarcastically.
Pence was in the audience for the hit show Friday night where he was booed by some in attendance as he took his seat and implored by show’s star to protect the ‘inalienable rights’ of all Americans.
Model and cookbook author Chrissy, 30, went on to respond to Trump’s tweets calling the Hamilton cast ‘rude’ and saying the theatre should be a ‘safe and special place.’
‘Look who wants a f***ing safe space now. The very thing him and his supporters make fun of as liberal political correctness. God, what a POS,’ she wrote.
She then accused him of fanning the flames in order to draw attention away from the fact he has settled his Trump University lawsuit for $25 million rather than proceed with a trial.
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston lent his voice to the criticism that followed Trump’s tweets.
He pointed out that the Hamilton cast had behaved ‘respectfully, and from the heart’ in addressing Pence.
‘@realDonaldTrump obviously you didn’t see the tape,’ he tweeted.
Don Cheadle also took to Twitter to clarify that it had been audience members who had booed, not the actors on stage, and that the musical’s star Dixon had, in fact, asked the audience not to boo Pence.
‘Addressed VP as, “sir.” Nice spin, though. Way to gin it up,’ Cheadle said.
Others who tweeted their reaction included Scandal star Kerry Washington, comedienne Chelsea Handler and actress Brooklyn Decker.