Superstar Audra McDonald's Twitter handle isn't @ for nothing. She just earned that "Equality" name ten times over.
Audra McDonald has won more Tony Awards than any other actor – six – and if there were a Tony for Twitter, the amazingly talented Broadway actress and singer would have just won one, too.
In response to Indiana Governor Mike Pence today signing a wide-sweeping anti-gay "religious freedom" – aka "license to discriminate" bill into law, McDonald went on a glorious Twitter rant and took down the conservative Republican governor.
Yes, she schooled him, and good.
Take a look:
.@GovPenceIN Some in my band are gay & we have 2 gigs in your state next month. Should we call ahead to make sure the hotel accepts us all?— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) March 26, 2015
.@GovPenceIN or could you maybe send us a list of where its okay for us to go? Might the law apply to me?(I'm black).— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) March 26, 2015
.@GovPenceIN or maybe I should fire my gay band members just to be on the safe side.— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) March 26, 2015
.@GovPenceIN Or MAYBE...we need to stick to singing in states that don't legislate hate?— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) March 26, 2015
.@GovPenceIN Or MAYBE I donate the money I make in your state while Im there to organizations that will combat your hateful legislation.— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) March 26, 2015
(Six tweets – refresh the page if they do not all appear.)
Bam! Thank you, Audra, from the bottom of my heart.
By the way, that photo up top? That's Audra McDonald in 2011:
"Broadway star Audra McDonald entertains the audience at an LGBT Obama 2012 campaign event in New York City."
For more on the Indiana anti-gay Religious Freedom Restoration Act, read these articles from today: