We all know how much #Donald Trump loves to tweet, no matter what result it yields. Just when we think he can’t possibly get more outrageous, he posts something even more ridiculous and absurd than the tweet before. One tweet that caught my eye recently hit the web on December 22nd when Trump tweeted “the so-called “A” list celebrities are all wanting tix to the inauguration.” He went on to state that he wanted the people at the inauguration, though, because these celebrities did nothing for Hilary.
While this tweet doesn’t make much sense, sources indicate that it is just flat-out incorrect.
Pop stars won't play inauguration
The list of celebrities and #musicians who have refused to perform at the inauguration has been steadily growing and continues to do so. Trump’s people started making assumptions that many noteworthy musicians would want to be on the performing list, but this has not proved to be the case. Despite rumors that Elton John would be performing, his publicist was quick to dispel them, stating firmly that he would not perform. This is hardly surprising, given John’s outspokenly critical attitude toward Trump during his campaign. “I’m not a republican in a million years” the singer told The Guardian, later suggesting that Trump should ask a "country" star such as Ted Nugent to perform at the inauguration..
The so-called "A" list celebrities are all wanting tixs to the inauguration, but look what they did for Hillary, NOTHING. I want the PEOPLE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2016
John Legend blasts Trump
Perhaps Trump may want to consider John’s advice. In the weeks following these statements, plenty of other stars have publicly refused to take part. Garth Brooks refused to participate in the inauguration, as did Celine Dion. Will Trump’s heart go on? Andrea Bocelli has also refused to perform, despite his conservative political leanings. It isn’t just solo artists, though. Legendary rock and roll band Kiss decline to play at the event. Frontman Gene Simmons claimed that the band would be on tour in Europe while it was happening, but sources indicate that his family was firmly against the idea. John Legend publicly spoke out against Trump, telling BBC “Creative people tend to reject bigotry and hate. We tend to be more liberal-minded. When we see somebody that’s preaching division and hate and bigotry, it’s unlikely he’ll get a lot of creative people that want to be associated with him.”
Who will actually perform?
It seems that the more time passes, the more creative and talented people decide against being part of Trump’s inauguration. I think it's safe to assume that Alec Baldwin won't be performing there, and likewise for the cast of "Hamilton." Will we see Rick Perry repeat his performance on "Dancing with the Stars" at the event? At this rate, nothing would surprise me. If you want to keep up with which musician turned down Trump this week, just check his Twitter feed. I’m sure he’ll keep us updated. #Inauguration Day