Singer gets slammed for agreeing to perform at Trump’s inauguration
Los Angeles, Dec 16 (IANS) “America’s Got Talent” fame singer Jackie Evancho has received backlash over social media from Donald Trump’s haters as she will be singing the national anthem at the US President-elect’s inauguration next month.
Evancho has been slammed for supporting Trump, reports aceshowbiz.com.
“Jackie Evancho thanks a lot for supporting fascist Trump! Hope your career goes down in flames,” one user wrote on Twitter.
Another tweeted: “Jackie Evancho no record label will touch you now, because you are tainted by Trump. This is all anyone will ever know you for now, not your squeaky singing.”
Jackie’s transgender sister Juliet was also the target of cyber bullying.
One user tweeted: “What are you thinking? You are going to sing at the inauguration and your sister is transgender? Think of your family first!”
Another wrote: “It’s strange she’d perform for someone whose entire team is anti-LGBT and her sister is transgender! That’s all.”
Juliet revealed she is transgender at the Global Lyme Alliance’s gala in New York last year.
Speaking of the backlash, Jackie explained: “My family is kind of a big target. I have a transgender sister and so a lot of hate goes towards us.
“I also get a lot of love. So, we pay most attention to that. Sometimes we get really annoyed with the hate, everyone does, we have to admit it but we just ignore it.”
Jackie is no stranger to performing for a president. She previously performed twice for President Barack Obama. First, she sang “O Holy Night” at the National Christmas Tree Lighting in 2010 and again performed for him at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2012.