Delta✈, Bank of America🏦 End Sponsorship of New York's Public Theater Over Trump-Like👱🏻 'Julius Caesar'

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Just hours before the theatre world gathered for the annual Tony Awards, Delta Air Lines revoked its four-year-old sponsorship of New York's Public Theater, according to reports. The airline found issue with the summer production of Julius Caesar, featuring the assassination of the title character, who in this staging bears an unmistakable resemblance to President Donald Trump.

"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,” Delta spokeswoman Ashton Morrow said Sunday in a statement. "Their artistic and creative direction crossed the line on the standards of good taste."

Delta also reportedly told The Public Theater its decision is effective immediately.

Later on Sunday, Bank of America also pulled its support of the Public Theater, bringing to an end an 11-year relationship. A Bank of America spokesperson told New York's Daily News: “The Public Theater chose to present Julius Caesar in a way that was intended to provoke and offend. Had this intention been made known to us, we would have decided not to sponsor it.”

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