Cartoon of a TV about to hit play on a streamed program
Cartoon of a TV about to hit play on a streamed program
Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

Hamilton’s triumphant streaming debut was met with exuberant fanfare online as many were offered an opportunity to watch the professionally filmed stage production featuring most of the original Broadway cast. Waves of criticism have since spewed online accusing the show of historical inaccuracies, portrayal of slavery and the minimization of “cultural baggage” about founding fathers. While nothing can take away from the commitment and skill of all of the Hamilton performers and creatives in both the proshoot and any live performances before or after, it is irresponsible to engage with media that set out from the beginning to be political…

Cassandra Sanchez

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