Michael Moore stepped up his attacks on President Donald Trump with a donation of $10,000 to the New York City Public Theater that produced the adaption of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” depicting the assassination of a Donald Trump-like character
“Right-wing media attacked free showings of Julius Caesar cause they said tone was ‘anti-Trump,'” the 63-year-old filmmaker tweeted Tuesday to his 4.92 million followers.
“So Bank of America & Delta dropped funding,” he added before tweeting, “So here’s my donation & sponsorship to The Public’s Shakespeare in the Park in support of their right to free speech.” He included a photo of his check to the theater.
“In a time like this, it is important that we stand up against any attempts to censor art or free expression, especially by denying this expression the funding that it needs,” Moore said. “As one who is about to stage my first theatrical event on Broadway, neither I nor anyone else in the theater should feel intimidated by what’s happened here or ever worry about how much control certain sponsors or investors have over our work.”