The recent presidential election really has America split down the middle.
After Donald Trump was (shockingly) named the 45th president of the United States, you with either with him or against him – and if you weren’t with him, then you just may have had to learn the hard way. Wanda Sykes did. The comedienne graced the stage at Boston’s TD Garden only to exit by flipping her middle finger at the crowd after a few anti-Trump jokes were immediately met by a roar of boos.
“This is not the first time we’ve elected a racist, homophobic president. This is just the first confirmed one,” Skyes said while performing during the Comics Come Home event, which benefits the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care.
The city residing in the obviously red state wanted no part of the OG comedienne or her political jokes, but there was one woman who didn’t mind. In fact, she channeled her inner Mean Girls i-just-wanna-play-with-the-flowers-and-butterflies persona and “came out and gave Sykes a hug and a big kiss while throwing up a peace sign,” reports the Boston Herald. The audience then broke into cheers.
According to the Herald, fellow comedian Dennis Leary hit the stage after Sykes walked and “defended [her], telling the crowd she came all the way from L.A. for the benefit and deserved their respect.”
If things are this bad just one week into Trump’s presidential victory, can you imagine what the world will look like when things really get heated up? (Do you mean, no more freedom of speech for $400, Alex?)