Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow, Don….
By Blurt Staff
Some folks get Fleetwood Mac (Bill Clinton); others get Aretha Franklin (Barack Obama); and still others get America’s Got Talent “superstar” Jackie Evancho, whoever she is. The latter of course is the hi-wattage talent slated for the Trump Inauguration celebration, and no one is surprised that the proverbial “A-listers” are steering clear of the bash, Elton John being just one among many who have made it clear that they will be busy that night binging on Netflix or washing their hair.
Today, a left-field decliner appeared on the horizon: a member of the decidedly non-partisan Mormon Tabernacle Choir. As CNN and other media outlets report, Choir member Jan Chamberlin announced that she was not only refusing to perform, she was actually quitting the ensemble in protest of its decision to appear at the inauguration. “I’ve tried to tell myself that it will be all right and that I can continue in good conscience before God and man,” Chamberlin wrote in a Facebook post. “I only know I could never ‘throw roses to Hitler.’ And I certainly could never sing for him… Looking from the outside in, it will appear that Choir is endorsing tyranny and fascism by singing for this man. Tyranny is now on our doorstep; it has been sneaking its way into our lives through stealth. Now it will burst into our homes through storm.”
Well, all right then! No official comment from the Choir yet, while Trump spokesman Boris Epshteyn offered a generic “We’re honored to have the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform in the 58th Inauguration, their sixth time participating in inaugural ceremonies, and we look forward to their uplifting performance.”
Hey Donald, Ted Nugent might cut short his hunting trip that week if you wanna give him a call… he was willing to talk to BLURT about his political leanings, after all, and we suspect he might “lean” in your direction, wide stance optional…. Ditto Mike Love, he of the Beach Boys, who is no stranger to right-wing politics, and… waitaminnit, Love has already browbeat his fellow bandmembers into accepting the gig. Talk about some bad vibrations….