Javier Munoz Shares Apology and Explanation Following Social Media Incident
Javier Munoz took to Twitter today to share a public statement and apology for some of his posts on the site following some backlash last month from fans.
Munoz describes the severe harassment and backlash he faced during his time in Hamilton following a visit to the show by Mike Pence and his outspoken political and social activism on the social network.
He describes how following numerous verbal attacks at the stage door he stopped signing autographs and was assigned a security team to ensure his safe entrance and exit from the theatre.
Munoz also describes an incident where he found a handwritten letter on his door with a hateful message which terrified him.
Munoz then goes on to explain the incident last month when following provocation by a few racist messages, he lashed out at a fan on Twitter who had merely asked him "are you ok?"
Munoz notes the phrasing of that tweet caused him to recall the previous incident with the anonymous hate note left at his building. Munoz also reveals the investigation into that incident is ongoing and he is relocating for his safety.
Muñoz had been a part of HAMILTON from its early development through The Public Theater and also starred in the title role on Broadway. He's also appeared in The Porch at Altered Stages, In the Heights at 37 Arts, Venice (Venice) at Center Theatre Group, Two Gentleman of Verona (a rock opera) (Proteus) at Shakespeare Theatre of DC, Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Richard III (Dorset) and Into the Woods (The Baker).
Read his full note below:
Public statement and apology. This was not filtered through an agent, manager, nor a PR manager. These words are all mine and mine alone.- Javier Muñoz (@JMunozActor) April 20, 2018
Thank you. pic.twitter.com/pHKg2iCQ4D
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