Singer Jennifer Holliday pulled out her upcoming performing at Donald Trump‘s inauguration. The singer claims after receiving death threats, pulling out was the best move.
The Dreamgirls star said she did not want to risk her family’s safety.
Holliday originally stated her decision was based on her support for the LGBT community.
A rep for the Broadway star said, “She didn’t want to put her family at risk based on the death threats and she also didn’t want to offend the LGBT community which was especially upset that a past ally would perform on a program with President-Elect Donald Trump.”
The singer posted an open letter regarding her decision.
“I was honestly just thinking that I wanted my voice to be a healing and unifying force for hope through music to help our deeply polarised country.
“Regretfully, I did not take into consideration that my performing for the concert would actually instead be taken as a political act against my own personal beliefs and be mistaken for support of Donald Trump and Mike Pence.
“In light of the information pointed out to me via the Daily Beast article on yesterday, 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!”
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