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Social media today was filled with the news that Vice President-elect Mike Pence had attended a production of Hamilton, the smash Broadway musical about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with the cast delivering a post-show message to Pence about his policies on the rights of gays and minorities. Although he’s no fan of Pence, Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band felt that the action crossed a line and spent the day on Twitter arguing his case with fans.

Hamilton made a mistake,” he tweeted. “Audiences shouldn’t have to worry about being blindsided like that. Theater should be sanctuary for Art to speak.”

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