Delta

Delta Airlines and Bank of America pulled sponsorship of New York’s Public Theater on Sunday, citing the summer production of Julius Caesar featuring the assassination of the main character who bears a striking resemblance to President Trump.

In the modern-day play, the main character, Julius, has blond hair and wears a suit with an extra long red tie.

After the uproar on social media, Delta made the announcement to pull its support.

“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 Airlines’ values,” the airline’s spokeswoman Ashton Morrow said in a statement on Sunday.

“Their artistic and creative direction crossed the line on the standards of good taste,” she added.

Bank of America also also issued a statement on Sunday announcing the end of its support of the theater.

via Hollywoodreporter.com — Later on Sunday, Bank of America also pulled its support of the Public Theater, bringing to an end an 11-year relationship. A Bank of America spokesperson told New York’s Daily News: “The Public Theater chose to present Julius Caesar in a way that was intended to provoke and offend. Had this intention been made known to us, we would have decided not to sponsor it.”

Both corporations affirmed their support of the arts, but not if it involves the graphic assassination of a sitting President of the United States.





  • Kanyade

    They in the play should remove the red tie and let the rest ride. Julius Caesar is Julius Caesar. BOA and Delta aren’t taking chances; their prerogative.

    An upside would be that the playwrights are placing POTUS on par with the likes of Julius Caesar. Not a bad comparison and considering how Caesar died (betrayal from friends/colleagues), not a bad comparison at all. Would in a way garner sympathy, perhaps…

    Meh, what is art if it does not reflect the times?

  • FOR COMMENT

    That photo alone looks demonic..

  • Junkanoo

    Trump is trolling the entire plant am exhausted by him. Am at the point where news about Trump doesn’t register anymore too much of a crazy rollercoaster ride .

  • TOO REAL

    DELTA AND BANK OF AMERICA – WHO CARES YOU ARE NOT THAT IMPORTANT NOR WAS YOUR CONTRIBUTION THAT LARGE. AN AIRLINE WHO’S FAILING AND A BANK THAT’S BEGGING FOR CUSTOMERS. REALLY.

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    My recommendation to everyone is to ignore the foolishness. Of course BOA yanked their funding, the Republicans just gutted the Dod Frank act this past week. Please remember that it’s essential to vote in both your local, state and during Mid-Terms elections. They will not take us seriously when our voter turnout is within thw 35-40% range. #StayWoke

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    “They will not take us seriously when our voter turnout is within the 35-40% range”
    ===
    I agree. People who choose not to vote have no right to complain.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    *yawn*
    So Trump and Republicans get to play the victim for another day.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I think Trump recorded his conversations with Comey, but I don’t think they will ever see the light of day. Unless he attempts to release snippets, which will only make the situation worse.

    I have nothing for the above. Looks like a modern interpretation of Julius Caesar. I get the outrage and the apathy.

  • Mbailey

    THE little people may not mock the Orange King of the 1 Percenters ……

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. I’m starting to feel the same way. I’m just waiting now for special counsel Robert Muller to finish his investigation, and we’ll take it from there. Hopefully his findings will show enough grounds for President Twitter to be impeached.

  • ForALLPEEPS

    Democrats are having a public mental breakdown and it’s so hard to watch. Black people are still singing wade in that water like they are runaway slave in a slave cabin hoping the democrats will save them lol .Pelosi Galore the evil senate villain can’t even remember who the president and is and still think Bush is resident, perfect case for term limits? McCain lost his mind at the Homey the Clown hearing because Tin Man McCain forgot to take his meds. Hilda Beast the Woodland troll who refuses to go back to her upscale cave in the woods in on a campaign to blame everyone because she was a lame candidate who had Peewee Herman as her campaign manager.The only one who can admit that hillary was lame is Joe Biden who has gone on records to say exactly this.

  • wiseone

    When the polls open I will be the first one there in all elections.

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    McCain is a Republican Darling! I do agree that blacks need to stop trying to find their savior and become their own. I also agree wholeheartedly in term limits.

  • nick c

    You already dont vote republican so…..

  • nick c

    This whole pulling ads on everyone is getting out of control.

  • ForALLPEEPS

    I used him as an example of irony of his statements lately eluding to the him leaning more to the left. When you know better you do better. When black people read their history hopefully they will come to this conclusion. Stop fighting for everyone because at the end of the day when issues arise that affect our community we might as well be shouting in an empty room. not everyone with you skin color is your brother. Most black latina side with Latina’s , most black Muslims side with the Muslim brotherhood , blacks Gays side with the gays , the Caribbeans are grouped in with their group and we as black americans are losing our identity because the democrats like to play inter-sectional racial politics and we as a people are so inter sectioned we are losing our voice. Now let that sink in.No, we don’t need a savoir, Black people we need a blues clues and a plan.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Delta Airlines needs to get it’s own act together before it starts chastising someone else. Didn’t a pilot HIT a passenger to break up a fight?? And what about the flight attendant who argued with a woman, forcibly removed the stroller from her damn near hitting her and her baby on American Airlines?? New York Public Theater will have the full support of the theatre going public…

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    I don’t vote based on party, I vote for candidates who ideologies closely align with mines?. It’s called researching folks whose salaries you’ll be paying as tax payers.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Not even a ghost of a chance. If you knew anything about how things work, you would already know that.

  • Wile E. Coli

    LOL. BofA.. ‘begging for customers’. lol!

  • Wile E. Coli

    Dodd and Frank were too stupid to realize what effect their boondoggle would have. They had no business writing financial legislation. They’re both pretty dim bulbs. Now that it is going to go away, you will see more investment and economic movement as business is brought back to make places in America where it could not survive because of these stupid regulations.

  • Wile E. Coli

    What about them? What is your point?

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    It all starts with true Grass Roots efforts (I.e. The creation of the Panthers). It’s all well and good to voice both our theological and Ideological view points via social media, etc, but if we’re not out in the communities knocking doors, getting folks involved then it’s all for nothing. Once WE create our way, then and only then will we understand that that’s the true way to go??

  • Elevated Soul

    Good!!!!….These self righteous hypocritical DEMONcrats have lost their d@mn minds…..They still can not accept the FACT that Donald Trump was elected to president. Their energy is just so hostile and negative.

  • Ryan

    Shut up troll. Same cracked-out whining on every post. We’ve moved on and so should you.

  • Ryan

    It’s their choice. *shrugs* And if it offends anyone, consumers have a choice too.

  • Harley

    which is why I do not deal with Delta or BofA – they both contribute to the Dakota Access Pipeline and other corporate entities with only the interests of the wealthy. I would hope people research banks like Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America and STOP SUPPORTING THOSE DEVILS

  • Harley

    A bank that supports the interest of ONLY the wealthy at that!

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    You’ve provided your opinion as it relates to Dodd Frank, no data to support. I pray that those who were so quick to repeal the legislation are the first to be impacted by the rescission when it comes.

  • Elevated Soul

    The meltdown is epic at this point.Black Democrats are completely and utterly pathetic.Most of them have no clue about politics.Most get their talking points from black radio which is TOTALLY partisan.

    The policies that President Trump is implementing will help Blacks and yet these IDIOTS are so against him because they’re brainwashed to HATE Republicans.It’s too bad they care more about the DEMONCRATIC party,than they care about the Black Condition.

  • ForALLPEEPS

    The Paris deal gave freely the Americans hard earned tax dollars to India and China, Detroit can’t even get clean water.Ob was a shill for the globalist and wall street. Who did it better Bush or OB?

  • Ryan

    I think they had that mess with all of the cancelled flights a couple of months ago. I remember cause I flew to Vegas and was glad we didn’t take Delta.

  • Ryan

    Pretty much ?

  • YellowSauce

    not really … you put your money where you support .. and you withhold if you don’t agree with the person or entity you are sponsoring … if people had this integrity more they wouldn’t feel so taken advantage of by “big business” AND our government

  • ClaireHuxtable

    They’re actually pretty good at it which is why not much else is getting done.
    WAIT! I take that back…lots of golf and tweeting is getting done.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    They have a right to do so.
    Just like I had the right to CLOSE my accounts there.
    Let them play with somebody else’s money.

  • Johnny Ducati

    Progs just love to fantasize about assassinating Trump. Just don’t try to disguise it as “art”.

  • Elevated Soul

    I so agree…..Obama was a bigger puppet than Bush on any given day of the week.

  • Wile E. Coli

    “Not a bad comparison and considering how Caesar died (betrayal from friends/colleagues)”

    excellent point.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    The whole Trump thing is getting old. I’m so sick of hearing about impeaching him. Except it and deal with it and look to the future to make changes with your vote. This man ain’t going nowhere no time soon

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Meh, who cares?