Sponsors Withdrawing Support of NYC Play

Jun 12, 2017

Sponsors are bailing out of support of the iconic summer production of Shakespeare in the Park, which this year has remade the play Julius Caesar into a drama portraying the assassination of President Donald Trump. Delta Airlines and Bank of America have both withdrawn their support. This came after critics pointed out that this production of the play glorifies the assassination of a sitting U.S. President by a group of women and minorities. This reaction is not surprising after the public backlash against the picture of Kathy Griffin holding a bloody mask depicting the severed head of the President.