In recent years, legendary actor Robert De Niro has become more known for his outlandish liberal antics than his movies. The actor infamously shouted “f**k Trump” during this year’s Tony Awards, earning him a standing ovation from the elitist Hollywood crowd.
On Saturday, De Niro found himself on the receiving end of political activism when a Trump supporter disrupted a performance of his Broadway musical “A Bronx Tale.”
In the middle of the De Niro-directed production, a Trump supporter stood up and raised a “Keep America Great” flag supporting President Donald Trump’s reelection in 2020. He turned toward the crowd to make sure everyone could see the flag.
One audience member, Joe Del Vicario, posted a photo and his take on the politicization of entertainment.
“The times we live in. At the end of A Bronx Tale, a man turned around and faced the audience to show us how big of a pair he has,” he tweeted. “He was escorted shortly after. It's sad that people can't enjoy a beautiful show and embrace its unifying message without politicizing it.”
But this is not the first time that Broadway has delved into the world of politics.
The cast of the critically-acclaimed "Hamilton" play confronted Vice President Mike Pence for his political views in November of 2016. The cast intentionally singled out the vice president during the curtain call.
"We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir," one of the cast members said.
Then, of course, there was De Niro's previously mentioned anti-Trump speech at the Tony Awards.
Trump haters shouldn't be surprised when people on the other side of the aisle fight back.