Miranda and “Hamilton” producer Jeffrey Seller took to social media back in May when they were criticized for not vocally supporting Black Lives Matter and allegedly being silent about police brutality amid the George Floyd protests.
“We spoke out on the day of the Pulse shooting. We spoke out when Vice President Mike Pence came to our show 10 days after the election. That we have not yet firmly spoken the inarguable truth that Black Lives Matter and denounced systematic racism and white supremacy from our official Hamilton channels is a moral failure on our part,” Miranda said in a video message.“As the writer of the show, I take responsibility and apologize for my part in this moral failure,” the 40-year-old composer, producer and playwright added.
“‘Hamilton’ doesn’t exist without the black and brown artists who created and revolutionized and changed the world through the culture, music and language of hip-hop,” Miranda said. “Literally, the idea of the show doesn’t exist without the brilliant black and brown artists in our cast, crew and production team who breathe life into this story every time it’s performed.”
The weekend debut of the film, however, proved how fast things change as leftists moved in to cancel “Hamilton” because it’s now not woke enough.
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