It makes perfect sense that the next big standoff between the political left and right would be Hamilton on Broadway. It’s been brewing for months, ever since Lin Manuel Miranda’s show opened to the kind of praise that beats you over the head until you submit. Then it was just a cultural backlash, with some refusing to take in the hip hop musical for a variety of reasons — one of the biggest being the people who wouldn’t shut up about Hamilton. But now, thanks to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence and the night out that never ends, we’ve hit the point where Hamilton is a political issue.
Following Pence’s eventful night and the lecture that accompanied it, President-Elect Donald Trump tweeted out his confusing feelings and demanded an apology from the cast for “harassing” his VP. Many responded with ridicule to his claims that the theater was a “safe space,” but the end was nowhere in sight by that point. Trump supporters gave birth to the hashtag #BoycottHamilton in solidarity with their candidate and Pence, vowing the not see the musical or support it due to their lecturing ways.