Since Donald Trump’s election, bashing the sitting President has gone from being incredibly racist to incredibly patriotic.
Celebrities and musicians have loudly proclaimed that they are boycotting the Trump inauguration. It of course makes them look petty and Anti-American.
At least, that’s how Lee Greenwood sees it.
Via Hollywood Reporter:
It’s not just about the Trump event, it’s about the change of power in D.C. This is our fourth inauguration. I think whenever you’re asked to do a Congressional appearance, I think it’s in bad taste to say, “No.” It’s not political. I consider it a great honor and prestige of being able to sing the song I wrote in 1983 at the Lincoln Memorial. It will be a wonderful moment for my career, but also for the citizens who will be watching it on television worldwide.
He specifically referenced Broadway star Jennifer Holliday’s decision to back out of performing at the inauguration:
You’re going to sing for the President, my gosh. I didn’t work the campaign, she didn’t work the campaign. This is basically an invitation to go to Washington, D.C., and be a part of this celebration. I’m sorry she made that choice. It doesn’t influence what I do or, I think, many of the other performers who will be there.
Lee Greenwood makes me PROUD to be an American!
Greenwood WILL be performing this weekend in celebration of the inauguration.
Watch him sing the song that made him famous below:
Joining him will be country legend Toby Keith:
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir:
Rock band 3 Doors Down:
That’s a pretty strong line-up. Of course the media will try to downplay these bands, but they are doing their country a great service by joining the celebration of the peaceful transfer of power. In the end, that’s what the inauguration is really about.
We aren’t celebrating Trump, we are celebrating the strength and endurance of our Republic. We should be proud, no matter who is our president, that our country doesn’t resort to violence and bloodshed in order to change leaders.
We affect change with our voices and our vote. That’s why the United States Presidential Inauguration is so special.
What are your thoughts on boycotting the inauguration? Should celebrities put aside their politics and perform for America?