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Did "Wicked " Tour Actor Shade The City of Fresno?

Did "Wicked " Tour Actor Shade The City of Fresno?

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#1Did "Wicked " Tour Actor Shade The City of Fresno?
Posted: 3/22/19 at 6:23am

I personally don't see it.   https://abc30.com/amp/entertainment/wicked-actors-video-sparks-debate-on-whether-he-shaded-fresno/5209169/


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#2Did "Wicked " Tour Actor Shade The City of Fresno?
Posted: 3/22/19 at 6:41am

We’re tickets not selling there ? So dramatic

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#3Did "Wicked " Tour Actor Shade The City of Fresno?
Posted: 3/22/19 at 7:23am

Why does it seem local news is always such a joke?


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#4Did "Wicked " Tour Actor Shade The City of Fresno?
Posted: 3/22/19 at 8:04am

The funny thing?  (as with most social media) All the news did is MAKE it a big deal.  The number of people that might be actually offended by this that wouldn't have even KNOWN is bigger than those that would.


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#5Did "Wicked " Tour Actor Shade The City of Fresno?
Posted: 3/22/19 at 9:49am

Guess he’s never gonna work in Fresno!


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#6Did "Wicked " Tour Actor Shade The City of Fresno?
Posted: 3/22/19 at 9:50am

I got my raisins from Fresno!


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#7Did
Posted: 3/22/19 at 9:55am

As someone born and raised in Fresno: he’s not wrong. Downtown is mostly a dump. There’s nothing to do. The best thing about Fresno is it’s close to Yosemite. And those people quoted in the article know this if they’re being honest with themselves

Updated On: 3/22/19 at 09:55 AM

Alexander Lamar
#8Did
Posted: 3/22/19 at 10:10am

The fact that this made the local news there let’s me know he isn’t wrong.

jmfinny
#9Did
Posted: 3/22/19 at 10:22am

Is this news-worthy?  Not at all, however, I am going to side with the news story by saying he shouldn't have posted it.  Right or wrong -- It's just not smart business for his own brand.  

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#10Did
Posted: 3/22/19 at 11:02am

I am also from Fresno and can confirm it for sucking.

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#11Did
Posted: 3/22/19 at 12:39pm

My favorite thing about this was people getting upset with him on Twitter, even after he posted that (overdramatic and unnecessary) apology video.

The whole thing is laughable. Who cares.


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teatime2
#12Did
Posted: 3/22/19 at 1:37pm

Some people have too much time on their hands. 

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#13
Posted: 3/22/19 at 2:18pm

Touring members make fun of tenderloin in sf... Even the whole SF! We just let it go

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#14
Posted: 3/22/19 at 2:51pm

Comedians, singers and actors repeatedly bad mouths cities they’ve either performed in or have filmed in. This isn’t anything new. This guy didn’t revolutionize anything. Geez.


MollyJeanneMusic
#15
Posted: 3/22/19 at 3:13pm

OK, but bigger question...who does Michael Wartella play in Wicked?  I could see him as a really good Boq or Fiyero, and I really enjoyed him in Tuck Everlasting.


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#16
Posted: 3/22/19 at 3:41pm

MollyJeanneMusic said: "OK, but bigger question...who does Michael Wartella play in Wicked? I could see him as a really good Boq or Fiyero, and I really enjoyed him in Tuck Everlasting."

He plays Boq.

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#17
Posted: 3/22/19 at 3:52pm

I bet Carol Burnett is pissed.


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mailhandler777
#18
Posted: 3/22/19 at 4:33pm

I've been to Fresno. Out of the 40 plus cities I've been to seeing shows it's definitely the worst one. Literally nothing to do but some seedy casino and the theatre.


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UncleCharlie
#19
Posted: 3/22/19 at 4:43pm

I think Stockton put him up to it.

theatreguy12
#20
Posted: 3/23/19 at 7:15pm

Audra is from there. I wonder what her thoughts are on the city.

Ravenclaw
#21
Posted: 3/23/19 at 11:08pm

The real crime in this video is the way the news anchor says "the-AY-ter"


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