After becoming a Broadway phenomenon, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning Hamilton has finally made its way over the the Wharton Center. The theatre department’s performance of the historical hip-hop hullaballoo was sure to be an entertaining night for all, but students had a lot to say in regards to this endeavor when Jabrill Peppers was spotted in the audience Friday night. The U of M LB/CB/ Nickelback/ H-Back/ Anything-he-can-carry-U-of-M’s-team-on was received with a mass of boo’s from the audience.
After the show was finished, the cast read a message written by Miranda himself addressing the U of M star:
“Mr. Peppers, I’d Like to thank you for joining us to see Hamilton: An American Musical. We, sir — we — are the diverse university who are alarmed and anxious that your presence on campus will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us from the the epidemic that is venereal diseases.”
The prelude regarding safe sex performed by the MSU Social Norms Ducks allowed the cast member, Jared Rice, to state:
“We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our values as Spartans and to follow the MSU Norms Ducks in leading a safer sex life!”
Although not much has been heard in response from Mr. Peppers, Jim Harbaugh, coach of the U of M football team, was outraged, posting multiple comments on his MySpace.
“The theatre has always been a safe and special place. The cast of Hamilton has been very rude last night to a very good football player, Jabrill Peppers. Apologize!”
After this, a mass wave of anger hit U of M crowds as they began a Twitter hashtag urging people to boycott the sold out production. They were appalled that the MSU Theatre Department would be pushing the MSU agenda by showing their concern for sexual health and embarrassing Mr. Pepper’s in front of the whole audience.