Check Out a 14-Year-Old’s Perfect Message to Trump About ‘Hamilton’
By now you've heard about the whole "Hamilton" cast vs. Vice President-Elect Mike Pence thing. I'm sure you've seen the video, and read all the tweets... and, if you're like me, maybe you don't really know quite where you stand on it.
Here's where I am:
"Hamilton" is an extremely popular Broadway show. It's one of the most acclaimed musicals in years. It celebrates a provocative portrayal of America as a nation of immigrants, which, as we all know, the Trump/Pence campaign had some trouble celebrating. The show even cast Hispanic or black actors in the roles of Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers. So, for Mike Pence to want to go see it given all that has been said about him, I find it a bit surprising.
But he went to the show, nonetheless. He and his crew were boo-ed on the way to their seats. Then, even though none of the actors in the show decided to sit the show out (which there was talk of) they did decide to send him a message at the end. In the form of a rather unprecedented speech by one of the leads.
After the remarks went viral, Trump went on a Twitter rant of his own, which he often does when he doesn't like something, and which some will say is only spreading the hate.
I was torn about how I felt. I mean, maybe Trump is right. Maybe the cast had no business lecturing the Vice President! Or, was it inspiring that the cast used their stage and their voice to portray their words and message?
Still confused, I found a post from a friend of mine on Facebook to be quite inspiring. It wasn't long, it wasn't preachy, it didn't seek to make people feel bad. It was kinda perfect.
And, funny enough, it was written by his 14-year-old son.
The proud dad said this:
Justin asked what the deal was with the "Hamilton Trump thing." When we explained, he was pretty upset. He wrote this letter independently. The double meaning in the last sentence may be unintentional, but it almost brought me to tears.
Here's the picture of the letter:
Isn't it funny how sometimes kids get stuff more than adults? Justin seems to get it, don't you think?
Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below!
To find out more about the "Hamilton" situation, CLICK HERE.