Delta Air Lines Inc. and Bank of America Corp. dropped their sponsorships of New York Public Theater on Sunday over a production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” that shows the main character, made to resemble Donald Trump, being assassinated.
“No matter what your political stance may be, the graphic staging of Julius Caesar at this summer’s Free Shakespeare in the Park does not reflect Delta Air Lines’ values,” the airline said in a statement Sunday afternoon. “Their artistic and creative direction crossed the line on the standards of good taste.”
Hours later, Bank of American tweeted that it, too, was withdrawing its support, saying the interpretation was designed to “provoke and offend.”
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