A washed up comedienne was booed Friday night for making jokes at the expense of President Donald J. Trump.
“This is not the first time we’ve elected a racist, sexist, homophobic president,” said Wanda Sykes at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, New Jersey. “He ain’t the fist one. He’s just the first confirmed one.”
According to a report, around 20 people walked out of the show.
“She made some comments that patrons in the audience found objectionable and they determined that it would be better if they left,” said Jonathan E. Vena, vice president of marketing and communications for Count Basie.
A social media editor for USA Today was at the show, and Tweeted about the incident.
“Bunch of people heckled
@iamwandasykes at her Count Basie Theatre for doing a significant amount of material about our…current political climate. Her response: ‘What do you expect? I’m a black lesbian,'” said Courtney Marabella, adding clapping hand emojis to show her support for Sykes.
Bunch of people heckled @iamwandasykes at her Count Basie Theatre for doing a significant amount of material about our…current political climate.
Her response: “What do you expect? I’m a black lesbian.”
— Courtney Marabella (@CourtMarabella) September 28, 2018
Friday was not the first time that Sykes has been booed for anti-Trump “comedy.”
In fact, she was booed off stage for the exact same bit in Boston days after the election in Nov. 2016.
Leftist Group Pickets Outside of Senator Josh Hawley’s Home Demanding GOP Accept Electoral College Certification
A group of left-wing militants protested outside of Senator Josh Hawley’s Virginia home on Monday night, threatening to harass Republicans for declining to sign off on contested electoral college slates. The professional progressive activists, affiliated with Shutdown DC, demanded that Hawley relent on a plan to challenge ratification of the electoral college.
BREAKING: Far-left militants showed up at Senator Josh Hawley's house in Virginia tonight to demand that he give up his challenge to electoral college certification pic.twitter.com/e6HjjTj3Zn
— Richard (@Wildman_AZ) January 5, 2021
Shutdown DC has become known for aggressive and personalized harassment protest tactics, with members of the organization “protesting” outside of Tucker Carlson’s house and ringing his doorbell in 2018. The small crowd of protestors spoke of appearing on the streets of DC on Tuesday, when thousands of Donald Trump supporters will protest at the capitol demanding that Republican Senators and Congressmen delay the certification of electors from contested states.
One man in an orange hat threatened to protest outside of Hawley’s house every day.
“He should be ready for us to come back and visit him if he doesn’t abandon his dangerous, reckless, self-serving, racist attack on our democracy!”
The ShutDownDC protestors warned Hawley of their harassment tactics in a chant.
“We’ll be back! We’ll be back! We’ll be back!”
Local police arrived on the scene within minutes of the protestor’s arrival at the private residence. The mob was allowed to go through with their stunt, yelling into megaphones late into the night in the suburban neighborhood. They loitered on the sidewalk for about an hour before leaving.
The group littered at the scene, leaving placards with progressive mantras on the ground outside of Hawley’s house as they left. They weren’t cited.
Belligerent progressives are likely to continue the use of aggressive harassment tactics even after Donald Trump’s presidency, with Biden all but certain to be inaugurated as President later this month.
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