When Mike Pence recently attended a showing of Hamilton on Broadway, and was booed and scolded for setting foot in the lion’s den, it was a message from the real Americans who live near an ocean and are therefore better than you. The message was: “We hated you inbred hillbillies before you won, and we hate you even more now.”
But there’s also a lot of love to be found on Broadway. And not just in the way you’re probably thinking. Michael Paulson and Michael Barbaro, NYT:
Hillary Clinton, who has kept a relatively low public profile since losing the presidential election two months ago, on Sunday showed up at the final performance of the Broadway revival of “The Color Purple…”
Mrs. Clinton, accompanied by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and their daughter, Chelsea, received several ovations from the sold-out audience as she arrived, and then another round of applause when she was acknowledged by the cast after the show.
They couldn’t get enough people in enough places to hit the polls for Grandma Hillary on Election Day, but at least they can take videos of themselves yowling at her like morons.
The people's President. Hillary tonight at the final performance of The Color Purple. pic.twitter.com/ph9Ju9uIm2
— Ross Rodham (@OnceUponARoss) January 8, 2017
If you can’t get the video to play, here’s a direct quote: “Woo! Woooooooo! Wooooooooo!!!” (Oh, and Hillary isn’t “the people’s president,” kid. She’s not anybody’s president. We held an election, and it’s over.)
Don’t get too smug, though, you self-styled deplorables. This fantasy world you’ve created for yourselves, in which winning an election somehow validates your point of view, is about to get busted up real bad:
Hollywood isn't a bubble. It's a nexus of people from all over the world coming together to make art. White rural America is a bubble.
— Patrick Nathan (@patricknathan) January 9, 2017
Broadway and Hollywood are two of the only safe spaces left, unless you’re fortunate enough to work in academia. Scolding the rest of us for eight years didn’t do the trick, so now they have no choice but to turn up the volume.
We serve them, not the other way around.