Hamilton Actor Javier Mu├â┬▒oz Forced To Go Into Hiding After Targeted Harassment Following Mike Pence Visit
This is the world we live in. Truly upsetting.
Javier Mu├â┬▒oz is speaking out after a terrifying experience of being targeted by harassment following Mike Pence‘s visit to the Hamilton show back in 2016. As you may remember, the cast directed a conversation about equality toward the Vice President Elect (at the time) after the performance — and Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s understudy says he has been threatened online and at his home ever since.
The threats ultimately caused recent backlash when he seemingly lashed out at a fan online, which Javier is now apologizing for. After being forced to delete his Facebook for security reasons, he is now having to relocate his home as he received a handwritten letter on his door with hateful messages.
Read his full note and his experience from his own words (below):
Public statement and apology. This was not filtered through an agent, manager, nor a PR manager. These words are all mine and mine alone.
Thank you. pic.twitter.com/pHKg2iCQ4D
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Javier Mu├â┬▒oz (@JMunozActor) April 20, 2018
Wow. Stay safe, Javier!
[Image via Joseph Marzullo/WENN.]