On Tuesday, singer and broadway star Jennifer Holliday reveled to ABC’s “The View” that she had to back out of the inauguration performance for President-elect Donald Trump due to the overflow of hate mail from black community members.
Holliday reported that she was “receiving death threats from black people” for agreeing to perform in Washington, DC this Thursday.
Holliday claimed that two days after she had agreed to perform, her social media was filled with an abundance of negative commentary and hate-filled threats, which caused her to regretfully inform the Trump team that she was unable to carry on with the future plans.
Holliday on The View:
“I live a pretty reclusive life and then one morning you wake up and everyone hates you. I was like, what could I have possibly done to have these things thrown at me.
I was receiving death threats from black people. I was being called the N-word from black people. They were saying they were going to kill me.”
Holliday, who had previously performed at four inaugurations, says she was looking forward to her performance for Trump. She was shocked and surprised by the magnitude of hatred, despite her love for America and the singing culture that she immerses herself in. For a split second, Holliday even assumed that the messages were a joke, and perhaps white people were “messing” with her. Holliday was both disappointed in the reaction she didn’t warrant, and the fact that she had to regretfully back out of the performance that she was so looking forward to.
Holliday penned an open letter to the LGBT community late last week stating she changed her mind after reading an article in the Daily Beast, a liberal leaning website. You can read it by clicking here.
H/T: Free Beacon
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