Wanda Sykes Booed for Mocking Trump
Wanda Sykes, a comedian, was recently booed for joking about Donald Trump and his probable Presidency.
The Hill reports:
Comedian Wanda Sykes earned jeers late Saturday by repeatedly deriding President-elect Donald Trump.
“I was going around after the election consoling people,” she told the audience during a performance at the TD Garden in Boston. “I said, ‘Guys look on the bright side.’
“I was like, ‘I am certain this is not the first time we’ve elected a racist, sexist, homophobic president,’” Sykes added of the Republican. “He’s not the first one. He’s just the first confirmed one.”
Sykes’s quips inspired audience members to begin showering the comic with loud boos.
The entertainer responded by lashing out at attendees who disliked her jokes targeting Trump.
“F— you, motherf——, f— y’all,” she said. “F— you, you, you and you. The evidence is there.
“How can you say he’s not a racist? How can you say he’s not sexist? How can you not say he’s homophobic?”
Sykes repeatedly attacked Trump earlier in her set, voicing shock over the Republican’s White House win last Tuesday.
“I couldn’t believe that Donald Trump won,” she said. “I couldn’t believe that we elected an orangutan to front the country. This is ridiculous.
“Everybody was just saying, ‘Oh, well, he just has to learn how to be more presidential,’” Sykes added. “‘He just has to learn how to control his temper. He has to learn how to be more mild-mannered.’
“I have a seven-year-old boy, those are the things I’m teaching him. Donald Trump is 70. That motherf—- isn’t learning s—. That’s just who he is. He’s the crazy man.”
The Boston Herald on Sunday reported that Sykes also raised a middle finger at her audience upon hearing boos.
The comic, who backed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, was in Boston for the Comics Come Home benefit show.
The paper added that comedian Nick DiPaolo, a Trump supporter, also clashed with listeners by mocking Clinton.
DiPaolo hammered Clinton’s health, it said, and described her as a felon during his performance.
The comic also commented about an audience member being Jewish after she confronted him over his remarks.
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