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Delta Pulls Theater Sponsorship Over Similarities to Trump

Delta Air Lines has revoked its sponsorship of the Public Theater in New York City due to a production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, the eponymous character of which bears a striking resemblance to President Donald Trump.

“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,” said Delta spokesperson Ashton Morrow in a statement. “Their artistic and creative direction crossed the line on the standards of good taste.”

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securesmaskfirst June 14, 2017

Does anyone know why Cesar was killed and the fallout? The fools that decry this move don't understand Shakespeare. Cesar was not killed in the end of the play. He was killed in the middle. For a very good reason. The idea that you can kill/emancipate a leader actually leads to chaos. The roman empire falls BECAUSE of the fall of caesar. The ones who brought him down are the villains. It makes sense that the knee jerk reaction just makes us in the same place that a Shakespeare comedy (it does not mean funny)actually illumines the insanity of american politics.

BJM June 13, 2017

Here's where the difference is: Breitbart and Fox did not decry the Dowling theater version. Additionally Delta pulled their sponsorship only after Breitbart and Fox published their outcry. The current version has been in previews since May, and Delta had no issues with it from that point until the time the Breitbart / Fox protestations. Also, not sure why there is a personal attack against Bcapehart. "So throw that pearl down your wretched throat." It's uncalled for.

SpartyAir June 13, 2017

Here's where the difference is: Delta was sponsoring the mainstage at the Guthrie Theater. The "Julius Caesar" play was produced in the Dowling Studio. Delta's sponsorship to the Guthrie did not include support for productions in the Dowling Studio. So throw that pearl down your wretched throat.

bcapehart June 13, 2017

Remind me how this is different than Delta being fine with the Guthrie theater version the featured Obama? The selective pearl clutching is well... telling.