#BoycottHamilton And #BoycottStarbucks Surge On Twitter — All Because Of President-Elect Trump [Videos]
There are a few hashtags surging on Twitter at the moment. One hashtag is related to the #TrumpCup Starbucks melee that began trending on Friday, as reported by the Inquisitr. That #TrumpCup hashtag became a trending item when videos like the following one went viral, purportedly showing a Starbucks employee refusing to write the name Trump on a Starbucks cup for a customer. That Starbucks customer in turn began filming the Starbucks employee he claimed wouldn’t serve him as he pleased, because of the Trump issue.
As a result of that controversy, the hashtag #boycottStarbucks is currently showing up in Twitter’s “Related Searches” field, as a related search term when searching for the also popular #boycottHamilton hashtag.
Some of the tweets appearing under the #TrumpCup and #BoycottStarbucks hashtags include ones like the following, which shows one Twitter user calling out another Twitter user.
That Twitter user was called out because she claimed that as a Starbucks employee, she would spit in the cup of any Starbucks customer who requested the name Trump be written on his or her Starbucks cup.
The #BoycottHamilton hashtag is even more popular on Twitter, showing up on Saturday as the top natural and non-promoted hashtag on Twitter’s trending list.
With hundreds of tweets showing up under the #BoycottHamilton hashtag, some folks are already taking advantage of the Hamilton controversy to promote memes like the following, posted to Instagram by comedian Loni Love.
The meme shows President Obama joking with Vice President Joe Biden, claiming Mr. Obama was the one who sent Vice President-elect Mike Pence to see the popular Hamilton play.
The melee began with the cast of Hamilton giving Pence a piece of their collective minds, as reported by BuzzFeed, when Pence showed up unexpectedly in the audience of a performance. Afterward, Trump supporters began their Hamilton boycott wishes, and the publication joked that Hamilton fans would be happy that Trump supporters would leave room for others to finally catch a performance of Hamilton in the wake of their boycott.
“Hey, maybe I can get tickets now” — everybody else.
As reported by NBC News, Donald Trump said the Hamilton cast owed an apology to Vice President-elect Pence, after he was booed by some in the crowd at Friday evening’s performance. Others stood and applauded when Pence entered the room.
Meanwhile, Trump turned to Twitter to claim that Pence was harassed by Hamilton actors.
“Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing. This should not happen!”
On Twitter, Trump demanded that the Hamilton cast apologize.
“The Theater must always be a safe and special place. The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!”
Some on Twitter are applauding the message of inclusion and diversity spoken by the Hamilton cast to Pence.
“We are the diverse America, who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us. We hope that you will hear us out.”
Others are criticizing the speech given by Hamilton cast member Brandon Victor Dixon, which noted how troublesome some of the rhetoric that has come from the Trump administration during his campaign run has been to the Hamilton cast members.
According to NPR, Hamilton cast members telling Pence that they are members of a diverse America that’s alarmed at the trajectory of his politics caused quite the buzz.
As reported by The Hill, even celebrities are weighing in on Trump’s calls for an apology from the Hamilton cast.
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