A man displayed a “Keep America Great!” flag during the curtain call for Robert De Niro’s Broadway play “A Bronx Tale” Saturday night, the New York Post reports.
The man stood at the front of the theater before being escorted out by security.
“The times we live in,” wrote one audience member on Twitter.
A @realDonaldTrump supporter tried disrupting a performance of the Robert De Niro directed musical “A Bronx Tale” on Saturday — standing up during the curtain call and displaying a “Keep America Great!” flag towards the audience…https://t.co/mp8Ct2Ra5C via @nypost pic.twitter.com/03ssEUeboy
— Chris Perez (@yankee_MSU) June 18, 2018
De Niro proclaimed “f**k Trump” at the Tony Awards last week, before apologizing for President Trump in Canada. (RELATED: Robert DeNiro Says ‘F**k Trump’ At The Tony Awards, And The Audience Went Wild)
Despite De Niro’s own political antics of late, in commenting on the Trump protester, Del Vicario said,
“It’s sad that people can’t enjoy a beautiful show and embrace its unifying message without politicizing it,” the audience member, Joe Del Vicario, wrote.
The times we live in. At the end of A Bronx Tale, a man turned around and faced the audience to show us how big of a pair he has. He was escorted shortly after. It's sad that people can't enjoy a beautiful show and embrace its unifying message without politicizing it. #broadway pic.twitter.com/6tVN4Qf4d6
— Joe Del Vicario (@joedelvicario_) June 17, 2018
The hair designer on “Bronx Tale” also indicated his disapproval with the demonstration. Brian Strumwasser posted his shock and outrage on Instagram Sunday:
“Whoever the low life scum bag who thinks it’s ok to post their political views at a Broadway show and disrespect everyone there who paid to watch a show that is ALL ABOUT INCLUSION was thankfully removed from the theater Saturday night.”