Delta and Bank of America Pull Sponsorship over Trump-Adapted Play


Delta Airlines and Bank of America have pulled their funding for the New York Public Theater after it's modern take on the classic Julius Caesar.

Play director Oskar Eustis adapted the Shakespeare production by making the title character a modern politician......a certain president with a noticeable hairstyle and suit.

For those of you non-theater buffs, the play tells the story of the Roman's assassination in 44 BC. 

There was a massive conspiracy plotted to kill Caesar as many believed he was gaining too much power and the only way to save the democratic Republic of Rome from turning into an empire was to kill him

Delta tweeted their decision to withdraw their funding in a series of tweets.

Bank of America released a statement announcing their pull out.

“The Public Theater chose to present Julius Caesar in such 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.” 

Theater patrons also received a disclaimer leaflet during Sunday's performance.

President Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr. has also tweeted his disapproval over the play's modern spin.

Eustis wrote that Julius Caesar represents the fragility of democracy. 

"The institutions that we have grown up with, that we have inherited from the struggle of many generations of our ancestors, can be swept away in no time at all.”


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