Showbiz icon Bette Midler has laid into VP-elect Mike Pence after he was booed at Broadway musical, Hamilton.

The future Vice President, who takes office January 20, was booed as he took his seat at the hip-hop musical in New York last week.



Mr Pence has expressed support for so-called gay conversion therapy in the past, among a long list of other homophobic stances.

Ms Midler wrote on Twitter: “On the other hand, re Pence being booed at : Anyone who says “yay” to gay conversion DESERVES to be booed at a Broadway musical,”

Donald Trump criticised theatre goes and the cast, claiming they “harassed” his VP pick.

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Whilst a few people cheered Trump’s right hand man, many more took to loud booing causing a number of people in the audience to share video clips of the reaction on social media.

The audience periodically booed the Indiana governor throughout the play, and during the interval many believed he had left because of the disruption he was causing.

However, at the end of the performance the cast went on stage and thanked the audience. Brandon Dixon who plays vice-president Aaron Burr, addressed Pence directly.

“Mike Pence we welcome you here. We are the diverse Americans who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights.

“Sir, we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us.

“We thank you for sharing this wonderful American story, told by a diverse group of men and women of different colours, creeds and orientations,” Dixon added.




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