Wanda Sykes slams Trump, flips off booing crowd
After Wanda Sykes faced an eruption of boos for criticizing President-elect Donald Trump in Boston Saturday, the comedian flipped off the audience and told them, “F— all y’all.”
The clash occurred during the 22nd annual Comics Come Home fundraiser, which benefits The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care, at the TD Garden arena, according to the Boston Herald.
“I am certain this is not the first time we’ve elected a racist, sexist, homophobic president,” said Sykes during her set, a video of which is below. “He ain’t the first one. He’s just the first confirmed one.”
Within a matter of seconds, the crowd and Sykes turned on each other. “F— you, motherf—ers,” Sykes said as the crowd’s boos intensified. “F— all y’all. F— all y’all.”
Sykes proceeded to point to members of the audience. “F— you,” she said multiple times.
“How can you say he’s not racist?” she asked. “’Grab them by the p—y’? How can you say he’s not sexist? How can you say he’s not racist? How can you say he’s not homophobic?”
The Herald reported that Sykes commented on Trump about five minutes into her set and that she delivered non-political jokes after the jeers. According to the newspaper, Sykes flipped off the audience as she departed the stage amid another sea of boos. However, the audience cheered as a woman kissed and hugged Sykes while flashing a peace sign on stage.
When Denis Leary took the spotlight to introduce the next performer, he reportedly defended Sykes and said she deserved the audience’s respect. Leary and comedian Nick DiPaolo also touched on politics in their sets, though the Herald noted “it seemed the crowd reacted far more harshly to Sykes’ take on Trump.”
Watch a video of Sykes’ expletive-laced performance below.