New York City’s Public Theater has found itself in hot water this week after it staged a version of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in which a character who bares a remarkable resemblance to President Donald Trump is brutally stabbed to death. Liberals have fantasized about either Trump’s impeachment or his death since he took office and it’s no surprise that the hysteria is wearing thin on Americans.
Breitbart reported that Delta Airlines and Bank of America have each withdrawn their sponsorship from this summer’s season of Shakespeare in the Park.
“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,” Delta said in a statement Sunday. “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,”
Bank of America released a similar statement hours later.
“Bank of America supports art programs worldwide, including an 11-year partnership with The Public Theater and Shakespeare in the Park,” a spokesperson for the company said in a statement. “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.”
This came after video of a recent performance leaked showing the Trump-like Caesar character graphically stabbed to death during the climax of the play. One person who attended the play said afterwards that the character’s resemblance to Trump made the scene “shocking and distasteful.”
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