The liberal left has spent the last few months whining about the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States.
They have berated and bullied Trump supporters while complaining about everything that didn’t go their way.
Festivities surrounding presidential inaugurations in the past have typically been well attended by Hollywood elites, and many celebrities have jumped at the chance to perform at the event.
But for the inauguration of Donald Trump, celebrities are running for the hills due to bullying and shaming by the liberal left.
Fellow liberal celebrities and their own fans have gone on the attack against any artist who has been invited to perform at the inaugural events, taking to social media to berate them or threaten them with a boycott.
Singer Jennifer Holliday was invited to perform at the inauguration, and even before she was able to accept or decline, her fans began posting their disapproval on Twitter and Facebook.
As reported by Newsmax, one “fan” tweeted: “I know times are hard, but [expletive], can’t be that hard. So disappointed in you.”
“Unless Jennifer Holliday is going to commandeer Trump’s inauguration with a rendition of ‘And I’m Telling You Obama’s Not Going,’ keep it!” tweeted another.
Jennifer Holliday responded by apologizing to her fans, stating she would not perform at the inauguration and that she had a “lapse in judgement” in considering the offer.
Italian opera star, Andrea Bocelli, also declined performing at the inaugural events — even though he is a longtime friend of Donald Trump — due to pressure from the left and liberal social media comments.
“Bocelli said there was no way he’d take the gig . . . he was ‘getting too much heat’ and he said no,” a source told the New York Post‘s Page Six.
Reports began to surface last week that Trump had been personally courting his longtime friend Bocelli to perform at the event next month in Washington D.C.
However, the Italian tenor came under intense pressure on social media over his potential performance, with some users tweeting the hashtag “#BoycottBocelli.”
Less established artists would usually welcome the attention brought to their careers by an inaugural performance, but now these B-listers are worried they will lose fans who disapprove of Trump and a conservative presidency that promises to challenge their liberal social justice views.
Fortunately, not everyone invited to perform has succumbed to the bullying tactics of their liberal attackers.
Young singer Jackie Evancho, at age sixteen, shows more maturity than many of the performers two or three times her age.
Although she has received the same disapproval from liberal fans for her decision to perform at Trump’s inauguration, she has not let it stop her from doing what she believes in.
The Washington Times reported:
“My family is kind of a big target,” Jackie said. “But I also get a lot of love. So, we pay most attention to that. Sometimes we get really annoyed with the hate — everyone does, we have to admit it — but we just ignore it.”
And country star Toby Keith made a statement on his decision to perform.
“Country singer Toby Keith said he does not have to apologize for his decision to perform at the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
“I don’t apologize for performing for our country or military. I performed at events for previous presidents Bush and Obama and over 200 shows in Iraq and Afghanistan for the USO,” Keith told Entertainment Weekly.”
Keith has made his support for Trump known throughout the presidential campaign and post-election, but he also has never backed down from doing what he thought was best for the country – and this time it’s standing united with our next president for the good of the nation.
Newsmax reports on the liberal backlash unique to this presidential inauguration:
“It’s a sea change from every other inauguration. Up to now, it didn’t matter if it was a Dem or a Republican … there were enough big stars willing to perform it wasn’t a problem. But Trump has insisted that’s how he wants it, saying the swearing-in festivities should be about the people, not the elites.”
The liberal left will continue to complain that anyone who supports President Trump is Public Enemy #1, but as the old saying goes, “If everyone is against you, you must be doing something right.”