The popular US comedian was booed off the stage in one of the charity events in Boston after she went on a rant towards the newly-elected USA President Donald Trump. Sykes has long been affiliated with the White House. In 2009 she became the first LGBT performer at the annual Correspondents Dinner. During the election campaign she actively agitated for Hillary Clinton.
“After the election, I was going around consoling people. I said, ‘Guys, look on the bright side … I was telling everybody, ‘It’s OK. It’s gonna be OK.’ I am certain this is not the first time we’ve elected a racist, sexist, homophobic president. He ain’t the first one, he’s just the first confirmed one,” Sykes said. “Everybody was just saying, ‘Oh, well, he just has to learn how to be more presidential, he just has to learn how to control his temper. He has to learn how to be more mild-mannered.’ I have a seven-year-old boy, those are the things I’m teaching him. Donald Trump is 70. That motherfucker isn’t learning shit. That’s just who he is. He’s the crazy man.”
Being booed, Sykes did not choose the words addressing the audience with a number of swear words. “How can you say he’s not a racist? ’Grab them by the pussy’? How can you say he’s not sexist? How can you not say he’s homophobic?” a frustrated Sykes asked the audience. As the booing continued, Sykes reportedly raised her middle finger to the audience. Twitter user, Sam DeGreen was in the audience and tweeted a video of Syke’s rant captioned, “Wanda Sykes booed in Boston. Goes on anti-Trump rant. Insults Trump and his supporters. No jokes just a rant.”