Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Tweets That Got Steven Van Zandt In Trouble...

  1. Ok. Enough. I'm done. Summing up-1) You want to compare yourself to them, good luck. 2) Treating people with civility is NOT AN ENDORSEMENT!

  2. How's the weather in fantasyland? A shame you missed the 60s. All the rights you take for granted were fought for. The struggle continues.

  3. What are you like 10? I've spent my life defending human rights including LGBT. Remember us boycotting North Carolina? Were you born yet?

  4. Yeah that's what I said alright. We should treat the VP with civility and then electroshock teens. Glad you were paying attention. Amazing.

  5. Wow! Now there's an insight! Would you believe that never even occurred to me! Did you come up with that all by yourself?

  6. Just telling it like it is.

  7. I'm still here tough guy. I spent the time because it happens to be a worthwhile and important discussion. Explain to me why I'm so stupid.

  8. You want to be serious do you? Then why are you comparing your ethics to others'? Where is your pride? Your identity? You want to be them?

  9. It was inappropriate to use their advantage to do so. On the contrary, they threw away their shot. Lin should meet with Pence and talk.

  10. I know all this and more. It changes nothing. If we want to have a serious discussion with him then we should. Not a one way conversation.

  11. It's our actions that concern me. His actions will be dealt with in the appropriate time and place. Not while he's a guest in our house.

  12. What the fuck are you talking about?!? Geezus can you really be that stupid?
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  13. The Broadway community is part of my family. Trump's isn't.

  14. Then that governor needs to be removed. By the electoral process. And the public needs to be educated. And that gay kid needs to organize.

  15. No. He doesn't participate in or tolerate bullying. He strategizes. He organizes. He makes his moves in the appropriate places and time.

  16. How about IN THE PLAY! For starters. Just as Lin-Manuel is already brilliantly doing. And oh yeah, elections.

  17. Not with me baby.

  18. It was the most respectful, benign form of bullying ever. But bullying nonetheless. And by the way, human rights must be won, not asked for.

  19. That statement may prove to be correct for these men in their new positions, we'll see. But that doesn't mean we have to lose our civility.

  20. The statement is beautiful. And completely inappropriate at that time. And I would defend the cast's right to be inappropriate forever.

  21. That's the difference between Rock and Theater. Different art forms. Different expectations. Different protocols as to what's appropriate.

  22. The cast was not intentionally rude. The speech was heartfelt with content shared by all of us. Given at the wrong place at the wrong time.

  23. Bigotry is obviously never acceptable. I am saying it is a bad precedent for actors to start addressing audience members! Please read all.

  24. You'll understand eventually.

  25. So because he's a public figure we should be rude to him and bully him at public events? I'm not the one who couldn't be more wrong on this.
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  26. You draw the line at singling out an audience member. And by the way it's not exactly an analogous situation.Too complicated to discuss here

  27. Please don't misunderstand. Everyone who is sane disagrees with his policies. This was not the time or place to do it is all I'm saying.

  28. You don't single out an audience member and embarrass him from the stage. A terrible precedent to set.

  29. Read all the tweets and we'll talk.

  30. A guy comes to a Broadway show for a relaxing night out. Instead he gets a lecture from the stage! Not a level playing field. It's bullying.

  31. Of course nobody is giving him a pass for any of his views! That is not the time or place to do it. Picture it happening to someone you like

  32. Does anybody seriously think I have nothing better to do than criticize the greatest play I've ever seen? The one true genius?
  33. Nobody on this planet disagrees more with everything Pence represents. But I don't tolerate bullying in any form. Even the respectful kind.
  34. I love you Richard. You want to do this in public? We can. The Broadway Community and its Art need to be protected. My logic is impeccable.

  35. >have criticized Trump for in the past. It's taking unfair advantage of someone who thought they were a protected guest in your home.
  36. When artists perform the venue becomes your home. The audience are your guests. It is nothing short of the same bullying tactic we rightly>
  37. There has never been a more outspoken politically active artist than me. He was their guest. You protect your guests. Don't embarrass them.
  38. >Completely inappropriate. Theater should be a safe haven for Art to speak. Not the actors. He needs to apologize to Mike Pence
  39. Lin-Manuel is a genius. He has created the greatest play since West Side Story. He is also a role model. This sets a terrible precedent>
  40. Hamilton made a mistake. Audiences shouldn't have to worry about being blindsided like that. Theater should be sanctuary for Art to speak.

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