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Wanda Sykes Denies She Was 'Booed Off Stage' for Trump Remarks

The comedian acknowledged that she was booed, but said she did not leave the stage

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    Comedian Wanda Sykes denied reports that she was booed off stage during the Comics Come Home show on Saturday night after she called President-elect Donald Trump a racist and a homophobe, saying she was booed, but did not leave. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016)

    Comedian Wanda Sykes issued a response after reports that she was booed off stage during the Comics Come Home show on Saturday night after she called President-elect Donald Trump a racist and a homophobe.

    In a Facebook post Monday afternoon, Sykes acknowleged that she was booed, but said she did not leave the stage at TD Garden, instead staying to tell more jokes.

    "First of all, I was not booed OFF stage," the Los Angeles comedian said. "I didn't go anywhere. I was booed while ON stage in the middle of my set. Some people in the audience didn't want to hear my Trump jokes. Hell, I couldn't even get to the punchlines. They were booing the setups.

    "They were yelling for me to shut the (expletive) up and to go (expletive) myself, so I simply told them how that made me feel. I then moved on to other material, got some laughs and said goodnight. I left the stage with my head held high and with my middle finger even higher."

    Comedian Booed Off Stage at TD Garden

    Comedian Booed Off Stage at TD Garden
    Wanda Sykes was booed off stage for making Trump jokes that didn't go down well (Published Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016)

    Sykes also addressed reports that a random woman rushed onstage and gave her a huge kiss after the heckling. The woman, she said, was her wife, and she said she was pleasantly surprised when the audience cheered and applauded.

    "It was a great moment and it gave me a little hope for our future," she said.

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