Big Corps Drop Sponsorship of Shakespeare in the Park After Onstage Trump Assassination


Both Delta Airlines and Bank of America no longer sponsor a public theater in New York City after a production of Julius Caesar featured a graphic death scene of the main actor who is dressed as President Trump. 

As TruthRevolt previously reported, Hollywood character actor Gregg Henry (Guardians of the Galaxy, Scandal) plays Julius Caesar. Henry is purposely dressed in a bright red tie that hangs below his belt and an unbuttoned black overcoat. There’s no denying it’s Trump. The play’s director, Oskar Eustis, drew the parallels himself when he said, “Julius Caesar can be read as a warning parable to those who try to fight for democracy by undemocratic means. To fight the tyrant does not mean imitating him."

The Delacorte Theater in Central Park describes Caesar and the play: “Magnetic, populist, irreverent, he seems bent on absolute power. A small band of patriots, devoted to the country’s democratic traditions, must decide how to oppose him. Shakespeare’s political masterpiece has never felt more contemporary.”

Gee, whom could they possibly be referring to?

Admission to the theater is free to the public thanks to the generous donations of companies like Delta and BOA. According to The New York Daily News, Delta gives between $100,000 and $500,000 annually. The company released a statement explaining its exit:

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.

Their artistic and creative direction crossed the line on the standards of good taste. We have notified them of our decision to end our sponsorship as the official airline of The Public Theater effective immediately.

Here is a statement from BOA:

Bank of America supports art programs worldwide, including an 11-year partnership with The Public Theater and Shakespeare in the Park. 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.”

For all the big corporations that get behind liberal causes, it’s good to see a few of them willing to stand up against the Left.