“Frozen” actor Timothy Hughes was triggered during a curtain call on Broadway when he saw an audience member with a “Trump 2020” banner – so he had a meltdown, snatched it and tossed it aside.
Hughes plays Pabbie in the Disney musical.
After seeing the sign he couldn’t just ignore it but instead yanked the pro-Trump sign from the audience member, who was also wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap in the front row of the St. James Theatre Wednesday night, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The next day, the actor doubled down on his meltdown.
“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??”Timothy Hughes wrote Thursday on Instagram
“How frightening is it that our show’s messages of love, acceptance, and diversity have become the opposition to supporting Trump?” he added. “The curtain call is a thank you between actors and audience, a final connection to end a shared experience.”
He continued: “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.”
According to the Huffington Post, after the show finished, another theatergoer said the Trump supporter stood outside the theater and told them he would sue if his banner was not returned.
Watch Hughes get triggered below:
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