Lee Greenwood, who will be performing at the upcoming inauguration said it best:
I’m proud to be an American
I’m no fan of celebrities and many have gotten about as schmucky as you can get. They have come to the forefront of the news lately in their outspoken disdain of our president-elect.
The celebrity community have taken their wealth and wisdom out to the forefront to act as spokes-people for the moral majority. A bucket of over-paid actors. Yes, these are the same people who pop pills, have gender identity issues, live in luxury homes and have therapists along with a latte.
When their little world unravels, they parade around in public without underwear flashing the paparazzi or head to the nearest rehab center for help.
It seems this inauguration, like the election has pitted the normal majority against the moral minority.
Unless you support the LGBT community, believe in black-lives-matters, stand up for women’s rights, support our immigration policies and other liberal mush, you, my friend are racist, homophobic and sexist. Our country has certainly lost its way and now the celebrity community is there to get us back on track.
A sort of moral compass gone wacky.
The inauguration is less than 4 days away. When it comes to the inauguration of the President of the United States, a number of celebrity entertainers want nothing to do with Trump. Keying in on his diversity at the inauguration, Trump invited some celebrities who are both American and some who are not.
Now these schmucks are bowing out of the inauguration. This includes a lot of democratic law makers too.
Representative Sean Duffy recently announced that he is “disappointed that more than three dozen Democrative lawmakers have said they are boycotting the inauguration, comparing them to children unable to accept defeat:
“It’s like I was a little kid and I’m used to getting a juice box and a trophy no matter whether I win or I lose.”
He tweeted, “Put your big boy pants on and let’s start working together.” “Listen, Democrats lost. Donald Trump won. You might not like him and you may not agree with his agenda – just like we didn’t agree with President Obama’s agenda. But show up, be part of the process.”
Andres Bocelli recently pulled out of the inauguration for fear of a backlash from Trump haters. Many others, including Elton John, Paul Anka, Garth Brookes, Marie Osmond, KISS, Charlotte Church, Celine Dion, Ice T and Justin Timberlake have all declined an invitation to perform at the inauguration. Their loss.
It has been announced that class act Toby Keith will attend. He will be joined at the “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration” by 3 Doors Down, Lee Greenwood, The Rockettes,The Piano Guys, and the Frontmen of Country. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Jackie Evancho are also among those set to perform.
Toby Keith, who fashions himself as an independent, has played numerous venues including for soldiers in Iraq. His decision to perform along with the other musicians at the inauguration have seemed to upset the liberal, entertainment establishment. It has led to an all out twitter war.
Jennifer Holliday, who was scheduled to perform, pulled out at the last-minute with an apology to her fans expressing her “lack in judgement”:
My only choice must now be to stand with the LGBT Community and to state unequivocally that I WILL NOT PERFORM FOR THE WELCOME CONCERT OR FOR ANY OF THE INAUGURATION FESTIVITIES! – Jennifer Holliday.
The Dixie Chicks, who are no stranger to politics, even toured with a poster of our president-elect with devils horns. Their manager released a statement saying about the inauguration:
“If anyone does do it, I hope that the check that they get is in the nine figures. Because it’s probably the last check they’re ever going to get.”- Dixie Chicks
Toby Keith, who is a real American, could care less about the backlash or twitter trash coming his way. Unlike other celebrities, he will never apologize for performing. He recently told Entertainment Weekly that “I won’t ever apologize for performing for our country or military.”
“I don’t apologize for performing for our country or military. I performed at events for previous presidents [George W.] Bush and [Barack] Obama and over 200 shows in Iraq and Afghanistan for the USO.” (ET)
With songs such as “American Soldier,” “Made in America” and “Courtesy of The Red, White, and Blue,” the singer seems poised for the upcoming event and to send his message loud and clear:
If you don’t support Trump as our new president, you are about as Anti-American and un-patriotic as the Dixie Chicks and all those other Trump hating celebrities. It is probably a good thing that we have taken the ‘celebrity’ out of politics.
Charlie Peters probably said it best recently in an article for National Review. “Celebrities are ephemeral symbols of fame and fortune. The values of the presidency could not be more dissimilar. Let’s hope that Trump’s celebrity-free inauguration is the start of a new, conservative trend for state events.”