A performance of Frozen on Broadway of Friday as the cast took bows during the curtain call at the St. James Theater, Timothy Hughes—who plays Pabbie the troll snatched a banner that read “Trump 2020” from a front-row audience member wearing a “Make America Great Again” visor and tossed it back into the wings.
Hughes later took to Instagram to say that he stood behind his decision.
“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.”
While most people applauded Hughes’ decision to stop this inappropriate disruption, Trump supporters and the Trump banner waving troll himself were rather upset and he stood outside after the performance threatening to sue the theater if he didn’t get his flag back.
A heartfelt BRAVO to actor Timothy Hughes for putting the Trump troll in his place.
Ya’ll someone really paid $200+ to see Frozen on Broadway just to hold up a Trump sign during the bows… and then this! Haha! pic.twitter.com/JO5xRbLtYX
The Department of Justice has demanded information on visitors to a website used to organize protests against President Trump, the Los Angeles-based DreamHost said in a blog post published on Monday.
At the center of the requests is disruptj20.org, a website that organized participants of political protests against the current Donald Trump and his current administration.
DreamHost, a web hosting provider, said that it has been working with the Department of Justice for several months on the request, which believes goes too far under the Constitution.
DreamHost claimed that the complying with the request from the Justice Department would amount to handing over roughly 1.3 million visitor IP addresses to the government, in addition to contact information, email content and photos of thousands of visitors to the website, which was involved in organizing protests against Trump on Inauguration Day.
“That information could be used to identify any individuals who used this site to exercise and express political speech protected under the Constitution’s First Amendment,” DreamHost wrote in the blog post on Monday. “That should be enough to set alarm bells off in anyone’s mind.”
Instead of responding to DreamHost’s inquiries regarding the overbreadth of the warrant, the DOJ filed a motion (PDF) in the Washington, D.C. Superior Court, asking for an order to compel DreamHost to produce the records.
“We intend to take whatever steps are necessary to support and shield these users from what is, in our view, a very unfocused search and an unlawful request for their personal information,” DreamHost posted on its website.
Fascist Neo-Nazi leader (who claims he’s not a Neo-Nazi) Richard Spencer sporting a Hitler youth haircut was cold-cocked by a protester at an anti-Trump demonstration that he crashed near the inaugural parade route as he and was explaining his Pepe the frog button to the camera
Last November, Spencer recited Nazi propaganda in German, before declaring “Hail Trump! Hail victory!” at a white supremacist event at the National Press Club in Washington DC.
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