Broadway Actor Timothy R. Hughes Snatched A 'Trump 2020' Banner From A Man In The Audience

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Timothy R. Hughes, on Wednesday, September 5, reportedly snatched the banner with 'Trump 2020' written on it from an audience member during the curtain call of the play and threw it away.

Written By Diyali Banerjee | Mumbai | Updated On:

An actor in New York's Broadway snapped at an audience for carrying a pro-Trump banner inside the theatre and fluttering it in the middle of the play. Timothy R. Hughes, on Wednesday, September 5, reportedly snatched the banner with "Trump 2020" written on it from an audience member during the curtain call of a play and threw it away. Reportedly, While Disney's fantasy play 'Frozen' was being showcased at the theatre, a man wearing a "Make America Great Again" cap unfurled the banner in support of US President Trump for the 2020 elections. The actor offended by the inappropriate behavior snacked it away.  

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The actor later opened up on social media and justified his deed. In an Instagram post, Hughes explained his action by saying that the man was disrespectful and was trying to interrupt the moment with a pathetic political motive. He also said that he is not apologetic for his actions. 

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"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. #resist #lovewins#lovetrumpshate," Hughes took to Instagram and explained.

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As per reports, the Trump supporter then did not attend the theme song of the play 'Let it go' and was rather standing outside the theatre threatening to sue the actor if he was not given back the flag, a fellow theatregoer reported the incident following the drama. He posted a picture of the man, a white American with specs, wearing a red cap that read "Make America Great Again".

"He disrupted bows at @FrozenBroadway tonight with a giant Trump 2020 flag in the front row. a cast member snatched the flag. Here he is pouting and threatening to sue if he doesn’t get his flag back. This is a children’s show, people." he wrote in his post. 

What's next for Timothy R. Hughes

On the work front, Timothy R. Hughes was featured in Hugh Jackman's romantic drama 'The Greatest Showman' that premiered in 2017. Currently, he is working on Richard LeMay's 'Blood Bound' which is scheduled to release this year.




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