A “Frozen on Broadway” actor is unapologetic after he snatched a “Trump 2020” banner out of an audience member’s hands during the curtain call for Wednesday’s performance.
“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??” Timothy Hughes, who plays Pabbie the troll in the children’s Broadway musical, wrote in a now-viral Instagram post. “How frightening is it that our show’s messages of love, acceptance, and diversity have become the opposition to supporting Trump?”
Video posted by Mr. Hughes showed a man holding up a large “Trump 2020” banner in the front row as the cast took their final bows. It showed Mr. Hughes then ripping the banner out of the protester’s hands before tossing it aside.
“The curtain call is a thank you between actors and audience, a final connection to end a shared experience,” the actor’s post continued. “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”
A Broadway Wiz co-founder later claimed the unidentified Trump supporter waited outside the St. James Theatre and threatened to sue if his flag was not returned. A source told BuzzFeed News that the flag was eventually returned.
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