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Washington Post, EW

Two More Performers Turn Down Trump Inauguration Invites — and Take the Opportunity to Offer Commentary

Jan 10, 2017  •  Post A Comment

The list of artists turning down offers to perform at Donald Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration continues to climb, with the latest to turn down invitations including DJ and singer Moby and Welsh singer Charlotte Church, according to The Washington Post.

Moby posted a reply on Instagram, writing: “Hahahahaha, I was just asked by a booking agent if I would consider djing at one of the inaugural balls for #trump… Hahahahaha, wait, Hahahaha, really? I guess I’d DJ at an inaugural ball if as payment #trump released his tax returns. Also I would probably play public enemy and stockhausen remixes to entertain the republicans. I’m still laughing. Hahahaha. So #trump what do you think, I DJ for you and you release your tax returns?”

Church was more succinct, sending out a tweet saying: “Your staff have asked me to sing at your inauguration, a simple Internet search would show I think you’re a tyrant. Bye”

Entertainment Weekly notes that the Trump camp has apparently been successful in getting a few artists to agree to show up. “America’s Got Talent” star Jackie Evancho remains committed to singing the National Anthem, while the Radio City Rockettes and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are also expected to perform.

In addition to Moby and Church, the list of artists turning down invitations reportedly now includes KISS, Elton John, David Foster, Rebecca Ferguson and Andrea Bocelli, according to EW.

2 Comments

  1. Two of the three acts that have “agreed” to perform are groups…groups that were committed to performing by the leaders of their organizations. We already know many of the Rockettes have expressed they are performing against their own better judgement. And the other is a religious organization…not surprising.

  2. I no longer believe the list of acts that have “turned down” appearing.

    I have a hard time believing anyone in the Trump inaugural committee would WANT Moby, for one, to appear.

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