The producers for the Radio City Rockettes state that the Rockettes attending the inauguration are not forced to perform, they are volunteers.
The Madison Square Garden Company released a statement Friday stating that the dancers always have a choice to perform and are not being forced to by the union as previously reported.
The statement said, “For a Rockette to be considered for an event they must voluntarily sign up and are never told they have to perform at a particular event, including the inaugural. It is always their choice. In fact, for the coming inauguration, we had more Rockettes request to participate than we have slots available. We eagerly await the inaugural celebrations.”
The actual statement below:
This statement comes after a recent Instagram post by a disgruntled Rockette, Phoebe Pearl, who stated she was “embarrassed and dissapointed” because she was being forced to perform at the inauguration.
The producers’ statement made no comment about any issues or protests about the Rocketttes performing at the president-elect’s swearing in.
H/T: The Hill
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