Two major stars have canceled their performances at Donald Trump’s inauguration after receiving death threats from liberals.
Renowned opera singer Andrea Bocelli canceled his appearance at the event under the advice of his security team:
A source close to Bocelli, a friend of Trump’s, said: ‘Andrea is very sad to be missing the chance to sing at such a huge global event but he has been advised it is simply not worth the risk.’
Additionally, Tony Award-winning singer Jennifer Holliday will no longer perform in a concert at the Lincoln Memorial the night before the inauguration:
She pulled out after disgruntled fans – including many from the LGBT community, where she has developed a loyal following – took to Twitter to denounce her slated participation.
Holliday said in a statement Saturday that she apologized for her lapse of judgment, for being uneducated on the issues and causing heartbreak for her fans.
The crooner, who supported Hillary Clinton in the election, responded: ‘It just really made my heart drop to my feet.
‘How could I have this much hate spewing at me, and I haven’t even done anything?
‘I guess it’s not like those old days when political views were your own and you had freedom of speech.
‘We live in a different time now and a decision to go and do something for America is not so clear-cut anymore.’
Holliday has sung for Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and both George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.
Despite the cancelations, however, the events will go on. Country stars Toby Keith and Lee Greenwood, and rock band 3 Doors Down will all perform at the Thursday concert.