Hamilton actors and Mike PenceDespite a passionate tweet, Donald Trump's request that the cast of "Hamilton," a major musical, was denied, Elite Daily reports.

Mike Pence, Vice President-elect, recently attended the show in New York City. At the end of the performance, he was addressed by one of the actors, Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr in the show. Dixon's statement went as follows:

"We, sir, are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us."

The message, according to Dixon, was originally crafted with help from "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, but the actor said he also "made some adjustments." 

The direct statement from the performer divided commentators, with supporters pointing out that the actor was respectful in his note, and critics calling on the cast of the musical to apologize.

Even members of Bruce Springsteen's The E Street Band took sides, with Steven Van Zandt describing the address as "the most respectful, benign form of bullying ever." However, his bandmate Nils Lofgren thinks that "Everywhere and anytime you can raise your voice is appropriate, especially right now."

Mr. Pence was booed as he entered the theater, but on Sunday he said he wasn't offended by the statement, The Chicago Tribune reports.

Following Trump's demand for an apology on his official, actor Dixon spoke to CBS and refused to apologize, stating that "conversation is not harassment." 

He also added that guests and celebrities receive open invitations to spend time with the "Hamilton" cast after the show, but future Vice President Pence did not take advantage of that proposition. Dixon invited Trump to come and see the Broadway show himself, The New York Post reported

"We welcome Donald Trump here to "Hamilton," absolutely," Dixon said. "I think the power of our show and the way we tell it is undeniable. And I think it's important for everybody to see a show like ours."

The musical depicts the life of first U.S. Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, stressing his orphan, immigrant roots. The show has been praised for reclaiming the founding story of the United States with a deliberately multicultural cast. 

Trump's reaction to the performance on Twitter quickly gained momentum online. Some even say that his demand for an apology was merely a distraction meant to overshadow other scandals around the president-elect, most notably his recent agreement to pay $25 million to settle the fraud case surrounding Trump University. 

At the same time, it was uncovered that Trump registered eight companies in Saudi Arabia during his presidential campaign. Meanwhile, he repeatedly accused his rival Hilary Clinton of letting the Clinton Foundation accept contributions from Saudi Arabia.