(National Sentinel) Entertainment: When former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s alleged sexual misconduct became too much of an issue for many of his show’s advertisers, they bailed on him right and left.
They can’t make that claim any longer.
As we reported earlier this month, Shakespeare in the Park, an annual summer program by The Public Theater that puts on plays by William Shakespeare in Central Park, New York City, altered its classic Julius Caesar to reflect modern American politics, replacing Caesar with a President Donald J. Trump look-alike and then “murdering” him in the senate.
The disgusting display was just the latest attempt by the entertainment industry to fantasize legally about killing our president.
And now, the play is losing advertisers, as reported by the far-Left NY Daily News:
Delta Airlines and Bank of America pulled out of their sponsorship of New York’s Public Theater on Sunday over a production of “Julius Caesar” that reimagines the main character as President Trump.
Shortly after Delta, who was a four-year sponsor, made its announcement, Bank of America yanked its support as well.
“I wonder how much of this ‘art’ is funded by taxpayers? Serious question, when does ‘art’ become political speech & does that change things?” Donald Trump, Jr., tweeted on Sunday, in response to a Fox News report (rightfully) claiming the production mimics the assassination of Trump in a way the violent Left would never have tolerated if the presidential victim had been, say, Barack Obama.
But then again, no one in the entertainment world would have changed Julius Caesar‘s characters to resemble President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.
This loss of advertising revenue likely won’t change producers’ minds about continuing to fantasize about murdering Trump, but it is good to see advertisers standing up against tastelessness, no matter who it involves.