According to the Boston Herald, comedienne Wanda Sykes had a set that ended so badly for her that she walked off stage showing the middle finger to the people in the audience after finishing her set, to a wave of boos.
Sykes was appearing Saturday night at the Comics Come Home fundraiser at Boston’s TD Garden when she decided to go and unleash her rhetoric against President-elect Donald Trump, the Herald reported.
“I am certain this is not the first time we’ve elected a racist, sexist, homophobic president,” Sykes told the audience, who immediately turned on her.
Sykes hasn’t been the only entertainer who has had problems trying to tell Trump jokes on Saturday night. Comedian Nick DiPaolo had a similar resistance from the crowd inside the Boston sports arena, the Herald reported. However, he didn’t have a meltdown like Sykes did.
“(Expletive) you, (expletive) you, (expletive) you,” Sykes said to the audience.”
Sykes’ anti-Trump sentiment isn’t unique. We’ve seen several people in the entertainment industry even threaten to leave the country under a Trump presidency, although many claim that was only in jest.
What Sykes may now have realized though is that there are several people who are tired of being called racist for exercising their right to vote and doing so against Hillary Clinton.