Our Western culture has been slipping towards complete disregard for not only other people but human life in general. Crime families and gangs were the first to accept violence, but as time has gone on, it’s become more and more standard just to treat people any way you want and just call it personal expression, or blame your parents or whatever works for you.
People are becoming more and more in touch with their selfishness, and one example that this is really happening is the fact one comedian thought it would be ok to make fun of the idea of decapitating our President. She went on to play the victim, pretending that the beheaded man in her “art” is the real villain.
Now, a company has decided to stand up to those putting on this incredible error in judgment and morals. Reports reveal that Delta Air Lines canceled its sponsorship of New York City’s Public Theater after receiving backlash surrounding a Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar, a “contemporary” take on the classic play in which a Donald Trump-inspired twist on the titular character is graphically stabbed to death on stage.
The controversy involved the main main character’s striking resemblance to President Trump. The character had blonde, slicked-back hair and a business suit and tie, and his wife Calpurnia speaks with a Slavic accent, similar to that of First Lady Melania Trump.
The company’s statement reads:
“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. Their artistic and creative direction crossed the line on the standards of good taste. We have notified them of our decision to end our sponsorship as the official airline of the Public Theater effective immediately.”
Recently, another company followed in Delta Air Lines’ footsteps. Bank of America has also cancelled its sponsorship of New York City’s Public Theater. Their spokesperson said this:
“Bank of America supports art programs worldwide, including an 11-year partnership with The Public Theater and Shakespeare in the Park. The Public Theater chose to present Julius Caesar in 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.”
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