On Saturday, Wanda Sykes appeared in Boston for the 22nd Annual Comics Come Home benefit for the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care. The comedian’s set seemed to be going well until Sykes took on Trump.
In a video posted to Facebook of Sykes’ set, the actress and comedian begins to set up a Trump joke, but before she can even get to the punch line, she’s booed by the pro-Trump crowd. In the video, you can also hear a few cheers and members of the audience agreeing with Sykes, who tells the booing Trump supporters, “F–k all y’all.”
Sykes moved on to other jokes and stayed on stage for a little while longer before leaving. She later took to Facebook to address the issue, writing, “First of all, I was not booed OFF stage. I didn’t go anywhere. I was booed while ON stage in the middle of my set. Some people in the audience didn’t want to hear my Trump jokes. Hell, I couldn’t even get to the punch lines. They were booing the setups. They were yelling for me to shut the F up and to go F myself, so I simply told them how that made me feel.”
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She added that the woman many outlets reported as just some stranger who ran onstage to hug her was actually her wife. “Then ‘some woman,’ who happens to be my beautiful wife, ran onstage, gave me a huge kiss, and flashed the peace sign. To my surprise, the audience cheered and applauded. It was a great moment and it gave me a little hope for our future,” Sykes wrote.