Tony-award winning vocalist Jennifer Holliday has actually chosen not to sing at President-elect Donald Trumps inauguration caving in to substantial pressure from lesbian and gay fans who were outraged by her choice to put patriotism over politics.
I truly excuse my lapse of judgment, for being ignorant on the concerns that impact every American at this vital time in history and for triggering such discouragement and heartbreak for my fans, Holliday composed in a letter supplied to The Wrap.
The apology came one day after she safeguarded her involvement in an interview with The New York Times.
Weve end up being such a polarized nation were not listening to exactly what the Obamas have actually stated, she informed the paper. They informed us to move on with hope they didnt inform us to stop getting involved.
Holliday went on to state she was singing for individuals the country.
I elected Mrs. Clinton, and they understood that. If somebody desires me to sing a nationwide anthem or something, we believe about America, and we go, she stated.
It wasnt long prior to Holliday discovered that the Trump Administration values tolerance and variety more than militant members of the LGBT neighborhood.
It brought a great deal of dangers from individuals currently stating Ill never ever work once again, she informed the paper. If thats what America has actually concerned, where all of us hate and bully individuals, theres no more liberty of speech.
Welcome to my world, Holliday the world of the gun-toting, Bible-clinging, Deplorable Americans.
I understand everyone dislikes me now, however that reveals we are all simply despiteful individuals now we do not even wish to interact, she stated.
And on Saturday the militant gay and lesbian neighborhood got exactly what they desired absolutely nothing except total obligation to their cause.
Please understand that I HEAR YOU and I feel your discomfort, she composed in her apology letter to the lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, gender neutral, nonsexual, questioning, non-binary, gender fluid crowd. The LGBT Community was mainly accountable for birthing my profession and I am deeply indebted to you.
In other words, Holliday is sorry for putting patriotism ahead of the individual sensations of the lesbian and gay neighborhood.
I am rather understanding to her predicament. I think this was the very first time, she had actually been bullied by a lot of repulsive, militant social justice warriors. It can be unnerving for first-timers.
Hell hath no fury like a lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, nonsexual, gender neutral, questioning, non-binary, gender fluid fan refused.
Regardless, this unsightly episode is a pointer that we promise obligation to the American flag not the Rainbow Flag.
Todd Starnes is host of Fox News &&Commentary, heard on numerous radio stations. His most current book is The Deplorables Guide to Making America Great Again. Follow Todd on Twitter @ToddStarnes and discover him on Facebook .