Wanda Sykes Flips Off Crowd For Booing Her Anti-Trump Material | The Huffington Post
The performer was booed for calling the president-elect racist, sexist and homophobic.
Stand-up comedian Wanda Sykes flipped off the audience at Boston’s TD Garden on Saturday night after the crowd booed her for railing against president-elect Donald Trump.
Sykes was one of the performers at the 22nd annual Comics Come Home fundraiser, on behalf of The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care. During the act, she joked that Trump’s election was not the first time the U.S. had chosen a “racist, sexisthomophobic president.”
“He’s just the first confirmed one, that’s it,” Sykes said.
Members of the audience started booing loudly, to which Sykes promptly replied, “F-you!” (Side bar) Now, really what did she expect? The election is new and no matter what he has been elected president of the USA. Any no sense in messing up her career behind that. That’s just our two cents worth:)
According to the Boston Herald, Sykes wasn’t the only comic to talk politics or criticize Trump during the night, though “it seemed the crowd reacted far more harshly to Sykes’ take on Trump.”
As the booing continued, Sykes argued that “the evidence was there.”
“How can you say he’s not racist?” she asked. “’Grab them by the crutch? How can you say he’s not sexist? How can you say he’s not homophobic?”
Though the booing started five minutes into her act, Sykes finished the set and flipped off the crowd before leaving the stage.
Sykes has spoken out about Trump in the past, commenting on the businessman’s birther attacks against President Barack Obama.
“He’s not happy unless he’s relevant in some way,” Sykes said of Trump in a 2011 interview with the Vancouver Sun. “He wants people to be talking about him. I thought he would be happy enough to finally have a decent season of ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ but, you know, he had to make a little bit more noise than that, I guess.”