When Hamilton Actor Brandon Victor Dixon delivered his insulting lecture to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence at the end of their Broadway performance, there were plenty of complaints about turning a patriotic-themed Broadway production into a partisan event.
For his part, Pence took the lecture in stride, telling people he enjoyed the show and listened to the message. He had nothing bad to say about the performance or the lecture. Class act.
President-Elect Trump was not so forgiving, lashing out at the cast on Twitter.
But the chickens always come home to roost, and since Brandon Victor Dixon made his insulting remarks, folks have been checking out his social media feed and – let’s just say he doesn’t seem like much of a stand-up guy.
His most vile comment was four years ago, when he suggested that St. Patricks’ Day was a great day for black men because they could take advantage of drunk white women.
— Brandon Victor Dixon (@BrandonVDixon) March 17, 2012
“St. Patty’s day weekend is like Christmas for black dudes who like white chicks,” he wrote. “Happy holidays boys.”
How sensitive, eh? (In case he deletes that message, here it is archived)
The comments are particularly interesting given that he told Pence that people of color feel “unsafe” in a Trump Administration. “We truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us. All of us,” he said. Does that include black men who joke about having sex with drunk, white women, Mr. Dixon?
Twitter wasn’t too kind to the veiled suggestion of raping drunk white women.
— Trumpinator (@Whatyoutalkinab) November 20, 2016
— J. Christian Wood (@JChristianWood) November 20, 2016
— Anti-Pants (@Bedhead_) November 20, 2016
This isn’t the first time that Dixon has made sexist comments that treat women like objects. On Instagram, he made a comment about a bunch of white women who were practicing yoga on the streets of New York City.
The actor has openly voiced his support for the race-baiting group “Black Lives Matter”
“ … and, really, the cracks in the systemic infrastructure that’s been built through the belief in white superiority that’s been created in this country is really what’s responsible for it, and I’m glad that those things are starting to reveal themselves, you know?”
None of this suggests that Dixon is a bad actor, or that even what he said was inappropriate, but if you’re going to lecture the President-Elect on “True American Values,” don’t be surprised if your past questionable comments don’t come back to haunt you. Especially if alludes to raping drunk, white women.