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Elton John will not perform for Trump’s inauguration

First Posted: Nov 28, 2016 02:01 PM EST
The 62nd London Evening Standard Theatre Awards - Inside Ceremony

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Elton's representative said that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will not be performing at President-elect Trump's party.

According to ABC News, the said statement is contrary to what Anthony Scaramucci, vice chair of the presidential inauguration committee has claimed on a British TV show that Elton is going to be doing their concert on mall for inauguration and that the performance shows their commitment to gay rights.

It can be recalled that Elton was very vocal in expressing his support to Hillary Clinton and at the same time expressed his dislike to Mr. Trump. During the 2016 campaign, he performed a medley of his greatest hits at a March fundraiser for the Democrat but speaking of Trump Elton said in October, "We need a humanitarian in the White House, not a barbarian."

It was reported that the intention of the inauguration asking Elton John's participation is a representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender or LGBT rights. "This will be the first American president in U.S. history that enters the White House with a pro-gay rights stance," he further told BBC.

But Elton was obvious unwilling to do anything for Trump. This was shown when during the campaign Trump would often play his hit "Tiny Dancer" he told the New York Post that he doesn't really want his music to be involved in anything with an American election campaign. "I'm not a Republican in a million years, "he added.

Trump will be inaugurated January 20, 2017.  Such inauguration-related events as the prayer service, parade, concerts, balls and even train ride are organized by next ear's 2017 Presidential Inaugural Committee. The announcement for the committee's co-chairs is yet to be made. The elected President and Vice President directs all the committee's actions here, so please be assured that everything will be elegantly organized.

Let us wait who would be replacing Elton John to perform.

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