Delta Air Lines and Bank of America pulled their sponsorship of New York City’s Public Theater, which hosts the popular “Shakespeare in the Park” series, after Donald Trump Jr. raised the question of whether its staging of Julius Caesar had crossed the line into political speech by depicting the violent assassination of Trump’s father, President Donald Trump.
‘I wonder how much of this ‘art’ is funded by taxpayers? Serious question, when does ‘art’ become political speech & does that change things?,” Trump said in a tweet.
Unsurprisingly, The New York Times – another sponsor, and ostensibly a politically neutral media organization – is standing by the theater.
As a reminder, CNN also called the play “a masterpiece,” and publicly recommended it to others…
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 12, 2017.