Wanda Sykes and the audience at a Boston event over the weekend definitely had different views of Donald Trump. After the comedian disparaged the president-elect as racist, sexist and homophobic the crowd started booing loudly.
"(Bleep) you (bleep); (bleep) all y'all," Sykes said in response. "The evidence is there. How can you say he's not racist? How can you say he's not sexist? How can you say he's not homophobic? How can you say that? He said those things, dude."
The crowd at Boston's TD Garden arena, where she appeared at the 22nd annual Comics Come Home fundraiser on behalf of the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care, was not persuaded. Sykes exited the stage with a middle-finger salute.
She later addressed the matter in an open message on her Facebook page:
"I wanted to address some of the accounts that have come up about last Saturday’s show in Boston.
First of all, I was not booed OFF stage. I didn't go anywhere. I was booed while ON stage in the middle of my set. Some people in the audience didn't want to hear my Trump jokes. Hell, I couldn't even get to the punchlines. They were booing the setups. They were yelling for me to shut the F up and to go F myself, so I simply told them how that made me feel. I then moved on to other material, got some laughs and said goodnight. I left the stage with my head held high and with my middle finger even higher. Then 'some woman,' who happens to be my beautiful wife, ran onstage, gave me a huge kiss, and flashed the peace sign. To my surprise, the audience cheered and applauded. It was a great moment and it gave me a little hope for our future. Peace & Love, Wanda"