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‘Frozen’ theater goer unfurls Trump campaign flag during curtain call, actor takes it


The Broadway musical “Frozen” has apparently gotten political after an audience member in the front row decided to unfurl a Trump 2020 campaign flag and turn to face the rest of the theater during the cast’s final bows Wednesday night.

But Timothy Hughes, who plays the leader of the trolls, wasn’t going to have any of it, and took the flag, tossing it aside to finish the curtain call, Entertainment Weekly reported.

The incident was caught on video.

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Hughes said on Instagram

“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”

Fans of the show supported Hughes, People magazine reported.

Huffington Post reported that the unidentified theatergoer waited outside of the venue waiting to get his flag back, some claiming he was threatening to sue if it wasn’t returned. 


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