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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Donald Trump Jr. tweeted criticism, questioning whether the work was taxpayer-funded, and corporate donors Delta Air Lines and Bank of America made national headlines when they announced that they would withdraw their financial support from the theater.

"No matter what your political stance may be, the graphic staging of ‘Julius Caesar' at this summer's Free Shakespeare in the Park does not reflect Delta Air Lines' values," Delta said in tweets Sunday.

But there was no such backlash in 2012, when a collaboration between the Acting Company and the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis -- which also received financial backing from Delta -- mounted a contemporary remake of "Julius Caesar" in which the title character appeared to reference President Barack Obama. Caesar's character, of course, is brutally slain in the play.

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Back then, outrage did not ensue; the American Conservative praised the casting choices, calling the production "riveting." And Delta -- which did not immediately respond to a request for comment -- maintained its longtime support of the theater.

"Delta has been a generous supporter of the Guthrie Theater for decades and was a season sponsor in 2011-2012 when we co-produced ‘Julius Caesar' with The Acting Company," Elizabeth Deacon, associate marketing director at the theater, told The Post by e-mail. Delta continues to be listed on the theater's website as a corporate sponsor contributing between $100,000-$249,000 annually.

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-06-13 06:38 AM | Reply

It has been clear for decades that the GOP can dish it out but can't take it. Bunch of thin skinned p*****s. No wonder Trump grabbed them.

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2017-06-13 07:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Add "Julius Caesar" to the banned list.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2017-06-13 08:03 AM | Reply

"But there was no such backlash in 2012, when a collaboration between the Acting Company and the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis -- which also received financial backing from Delta -- mounted a contemporary remake of "Julius Caesar" in which the title character appeared to reference President Barack Obama. "

There should have been backlash in 2012. I don't remember it ever being reported, but if it had I'm sure there would have been heavy criticism. I would have agreed with it.

#4 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2017-06-13 08:08 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Fairly certain they also had a women in a pantsuit as Ceasar.

Not a peep from the left.

You pants pissing bawl babies can dish it out but you can't take it.

#5 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-06-13 08:14 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 4

"There should have been backlash in 2012. I don't remember it ever being reported, but if it had I'm sure there would have been heavy criticism. I would have agreed with it."

YOu don't remember it so it didn't happen and the double standard doesn't matter. Got it. You are probably unaware of most things not whined about on conservative media. Broaden your horizons, there's a whole world out there.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2017-06-13 08:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

the right wing truely is the largest group of whiny melting snowflakes to have disgraced the American soil in its entire history. They make the most extreme left sjw crybabies look macho.

#7 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-06-13 01:17 PM | Reply

You call it snowflakes, I call it dandruff.

#8 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-06-13 01:47 PM | Reply

They sell a cure for dandruff pert near every where.

These clowns are more like a case of hemorrhoids. As soon as you think they're gone for good,,, there they are again...

#9 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-06-13 03:44 PM | Reply

You call it snowflakes, I call it dandruff.

#8 | Posted by kudzu

You won't believe what I call you kud.

#10 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-06-13 05:33 PM | Reply

"You won't believe what I call you kud.

#10"

true... what a room temperature iq comes up with can be very surprising at times.

#11 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-06-13 08:48 PM | Reply

god what a bunch of selective whiny beeyatches you all are. 2 weeks ago everyone was screaming for Kathy Griffins' blood over a picture of trump bloody head and now people are here defending a play about assassinating trump

#12 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-06-13 08:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

god what a bunch of selective whiny beeyatches you all are. 2 weeks ago everyone was screaming for Kathy Griffins' blood over a picture of trump bloody head and now people are here defending a play about assassinating trump

#12 | POSTED BY TRUTHHURTS AT

I was?

Citation, please.

I am?

Citation, please.

#13 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-06-13 10:10 PM | Reply

I was definitely not in a tizzy over the Griffen joke.

This even less so. This is a classic about the leader of the state. Let it use contemporary characters.

#14 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-06-13 10:40 PM | Reply

" 2 weeks ago everyone was screaming for Kathy Griffins' blood "

i think i said she should double down and do a photo with trump and pence's head.

#15 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-06-14 12:53 AM | Reply

You won't believe what I call you kud.

#10 | POSTED BY SNIPER

I would believe it, but like I've told you many times, you don't really have the intellect to think anything interesting, so I ignore it completely.

#16 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-06-14 07:19 AM | Reply

"YOu don't remember it so it didn't happen and the double standard doesn't matter. Got it. You are probably unaware of most things not whined about on conservative media. Broaden your horizons, there's a whole world out there." - Danni

Danni, I'm not sure if you are mentally deficient or just have poor reading comprehension skills.

Nowhere did I say anything didn't happen. As for any double standard, WTF are you talking about? I said I would have been critical of an Obama assassination play the same as with the Trump one.

Just last week, I told you to put up or shut up. You chose to shut up because you were wrong.

I'm telling you again PUT UP OR SHUT UP. Was there widespread coverage of the Obama play? If so, SOMEONE, probably yourself would have posted it on DR. Find it.

#17 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2017-06-14 07:35 AM | Reply

"I said I would have been critical of an Obama assassination play the same as with the Trump one."

fake news.

#18 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-06-14 08:09 AM | Reply

The play is likely Julius Caesar. The story is about the assassination of the head of state of the Roman republic. Contemporizing it is a very common thing to do. The only reason this time there was outrage versus the past, is because today's conservatives are the whiniest crybabies to walk on American soil since its inception.

#19 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-06-14 08:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The true story of Julius Ceaser happened about 4000 yrs ago (to wingers, that is before the earth was created). The Shakespeare play was written about 400 years before trump was even born.

My understanding is that the play in question is a true rendition of the original, only the lead actor combed his hair like trump. What you want to do, ban stupid looking combovers?

I'm sorry the parallels between Julius and Trump makes you want to cry, but history is most definitely not on Trump's side.

His kind of 'leadership?' always ends badly.

#20 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-06-14 03:11 PM | Reply

Nobody is looking to "ban" anything.

That doesn't change the fact that this is ugly and tasteless and deserves to be called out for the crap-show that it is.

#21 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-06-14 03:14 PM | Reply

"only the lead actor combed his hair like trump."

And it's in modern dress.
And JC wears a too-long red tie.
And his hair is orange.

Personally, I think it's idiotic of The Public, for two reasons. First, it's a bunch of arteeeests who, by inserting The Donald, think they're too clever by half.

Second, JC is supposed to be a hero, cut short before his time. Marc Antony's famous speech starts out pretending to "bury" Caesar, not "praise" him, but ends up condemning each and every one of the cowards who knifed him. I don't think that's the message they're trying to project.

#22 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-06-14 03:18 PM | Reply

I just find it amazing our tax money is used for this kind of group.

#23 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-06-14 11:56 PM | Reply

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