As much as progressives chafe against the idea of predetermined gender roles, as Twitchy has reported, there has been no shortage of stories of women around the world breaking down in tears over the election of Donald Trump while alpha males like Michael Moore and Robert B. Reich step up to lead the resistance (concert).
Speaking of the resistance concert, it’s planned to take place at the same time as the inauguration, at which at least 13 contractually obligated Radio City Rockettes will be appearing. One, who spoke to Marie Claire under a pseudonym, said she watched a colleague cry through the length of a 90-minute performance after management dropped the bomb that at least some of the dancers would be “forced to perform for this monster.”
Rockette 'cries through 90 minute performance' after being told she will have to dance for Trump https://t.co/Wi3mMPb6ek
— The Independent (@Independent) December 28, 2016
— Marie Claire (@marieclaire) December 27, 2016
Reportedly, 13 full-timers are obligated by contract to perform, while seasonal dancers were given the option to participate. “Mary” said that the majority said no immediately, while a few agreed, either for the money or “because they’re young and uninformed.”
Aside from the risk of the Rockettes being branded as “extreme right wing” for performing where so many others have refused, diversity is at stake, too. Mary said that no minority members that she knows of have agreed to perform: “It’s almost worse to have 18 pretty white girls behind this man who supports so many hate groups,” she reckons.
Screw @realDonaldTrump. Follow your heart. It never steers you wrong!! ?
— Mo (@novice2twit) December 27, 2016
thanks for covering this. Completely agree it's not about a performance it's about women's/immigrants/human rights.
— Representative Daniel Hernandez Jr (@danielforaz) December 27, 2016
It might be worth noting, for any who were holding out hope: Donald Trump’s swearing-in is not contingent on the entertainment.
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NOW they tell us: New York Times warns that Trump presidency could shake fashion industry to the core https://t.co/cBPpIfOeAL
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 14, 2016