Trump Look-alike Stabbing Scene Loses 'Julius Caeser' Production Sponsors

Bank of American and Delta Airlines are pulling out of Manhattan-based theater company's production of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caeser' over Donald Trump look-alike being murdered

 Delta Air Lines is pulling its sponsorship of New York's Public Theater for portraying Julius Caesar as the Donald Trump look-alike in a business suit who gets knifed to death on stage, according to its statement Sunday, June 11, 2017.
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Bank of America is the latest company to have problems with a Manhattan-based theater company’s portrayal of Julius Caesar as a Donald Trump look-alike in a business suit who gets knifed to death.

The Charlotte, North Carolina-based company tweeted a statement Sunday night saying it’s withdrawing its funding for the Public Theater’s production of “Julius Caesar.” It said the theater “chose to present Julius Caesar in such a way that was intended to provoke and offend.”

Earlier, Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines said it was pulling its sponsorship, saying “it crossed the line on the standards of good taste.”

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