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Broadway actor snatches pro-Trump banner during play

ANI | Updated: Sep 07, 2018 06:09 IST

Washington DC, [USA] Sep 07 (ANI): An actor in New York's Broadway theatre snatched away pro-Donald Trump banner with "Trump 2020" written on it from an audience member during the curtain call of a play.
It happened on Wednesday night when the Disney's fantasy play 'Frozen' was being showcased at the theatre. The man wearing a "Make America Great Again" visor unfurled the banner in support of the US President Trump for the 2020 elections, reported Entertainment Weekly.
During the production's curtain call, the actor, Timothy R. Hughes snatched the banner and threw it away.
The actor also took to Instagram to explain his actions, and said that he will not "apologize for how" he "responded to the disrespectful man trying to interrupt this moment with a pathetic political platform".
"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?? How frightening is it that our show's messages of love, acceptance, and diversity have become the opposition to supporting Trump? The curtain call is a thank you between actors and audience, a final connection to end a shared experience. 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," Hughes said.

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