More tolerance and peace and “love trumps hate” from the Left.
Now another invitee to Trump’s inauguration, singer Jennifer Holliday, has also backed out after being viciously attacked — by fellow blacks and by the “gay community”.
Greg Evans reports for Deadline, Jan. 15, 2017:
“They were calling me coon, calling me house n***er, calling me Aunt Jemima, calling me all kinds of names and asking me to kill myself,” the Grammy and Tony-winning singer told MSNBC’s Joy Reid on this morning’s AM Joy. “And that was from the black community.”
Yesterday, Holliday reversed her decision to perform at Trump’s “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration” concert January 19 at the Lincoln Memorial, citing an online backlash from the LGBT community. In an open letter, she apologized to her gay fans for the “lapse of judgment.” […]
Holliday also said Trump’s team did not “trick” her into accepting the invitation. “I wanted to sing for America and sing for the people.” She said she assumed the Trump team invited her because of her past performances for presidents Ronald Reagan, the Bushes and Bill Clinton. (“I never performed for President Obama,” she explained. “I never was invited.”)
Meanwhile, a breath of fresh air from actress Zoe Saldana, who had starred in the Star Trek reboots, Avatar and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Frankie Taggart reports for AFP (via Yahoo), Jan. 13, 2017, that Saldana, 38, who is not a supporter of Trump, maintains that her fellow actors’ bullying insults at Trump during the race for the White House helped elect Trump by turning off much of middle America. She told AFP:
“We got cocky and became arrogant and we also became bullies. We were trying to single out a man for all these things he was doing wrong… and that created empathy in a big group of people in America that felt bad for him and that are believing in his promises. I’m learning from (Trump’s victory) with a lot of humility. If we have people continue to be strong and educate ourselves and stand by equal rights and treat everyone with respect, we won’t go back to those times.”