Wanda Sykes faced a booing crowd and a walkout during a comedy show in New Jersey Thursday evening after making disparaging remarks about President Trump.
“This is not the first time we’ve elected a racist, sexist, homophobic president,” said the comedian during a performance at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, New Jersey. “He ain’t the fist one. He’s just the first confirmed one.”
Jonathan E. Vena, vice president of marketing and communications for Count Basie, told TheWrap that a number of people left the performance in response to her remarks.
“She made some comments that patrons in the audience found objectionable and they determined that it would be better if they left,” said Vena, estimating that “around 20 people” left the venue, though he could not say for sure.
Reps for Sykes did not immediately respond to request for comment.