Why #CancelHamilton Is Trending As the Musical Hits Streaming Services

July 6, 2020

The hashtag #CancelHamilton trended over the weekend, just after a film version of the show aired on Disney+. Some on social media argued that the founding father was a slave trader and shouldn't have gotten such a positive depiction in the musical. The musical's creator and star Lin Manuel Miranda defended as well as criticized the show on Instagram. Thomas Jefferson, who is also depicted in the musical, was an enslaver who fathered six children with Sally Hemings, one of the women he enslaved. 

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