Rockettes: FORCED to Perform at Donald Trump Inauguration?

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There have been a lot of jokes about what a horrendous year 2016 has been (Don't talk about it in the past tense yet, or it'll grandmother and your favorite singer in one fiery head-on collision.), but we think much of the criticism has been unfair.

After all, we already have reason to believe that 2017 will be much, much worse.

We may not know exactly what unique horrors lie in store for us in the coming 12 months, but we do know we won't make it three weeks before Putin's puppet pops a figurative squat on the Capitol steps and wipes with the Constitution.

Donald Trump is a Bad Person

Yes, whether you like it or not (statistically, you probably don't) Donald Trump's inauguration will take place on January 20.

Usually, entertainers consider performing on Inauguration Day to be a incredible honor, but Team Trump has had difficulty securing any talent at all, much less the yuuuuge names that Trump would like to see on stage.

Thus far, only three acts have been confirmed for the Donald's Inauguration Day:

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, which is surprising, considering how much Trump struggled against independent candidate Evan McMullin in Utah.

Jackie Evancho, which is also surprising, considering that by finishing in second place on her season of America's Got Talent, Evancho joins the rest of the world on Trump's list of losers.

Donald Trump on the Stump

And the Radio City Rockettes, who are the most surprising selection of all, as they're basically being coerced into getting on stage to sport massive grins and get their kick-line on.

A Rockette named Phoebe Price took to Instagram to express her displeasure with being forced to perform at the inauguration, and her plea for understanding has gone viral today:

 
Donald Trump at the Third Debate

“I usually don’t use social media to make a political stand but I feel overwhelmed with emotion,” Price writes.

“Finding out that it has been decided for us that Rockettes will be performing at the Presidential inauguration makes me feel embarrassed and disappointed.”

“The women I work with are intelligent and are full of love and the decision of performing for a man that stands for everything we’re against is appalling,”

“I am speaking for just myself but please know that after we found out this news, we have been performing with tears in our eyes and heavy hearts #notmypresident”

Donald Trump in Florida

An email that was sent from the Rockettes union to the performers went public today, and many have expressed shock over the group basically being informed that they have no choice but to take the stage:

“Everyone is entitled to her own political beliefs, but there is no room for this in the workplace,” the email reads.

“If you are not full time, you do not have to sign up to do this work. If you are full time, you are obligated.”

The women are further informed that any "boycott" of the event will be considered "invalid."

Donald Trump Makes a Point

Trump, meanwhile, has been tweeting about how many celebrities are clamoring to be invited to the event - without naming any names, of course:

“The so-called ‘A’ list celebrities are all wanting tixs to the inauguration, but look what they did for Hillary, NOTHING,” Trump tweeted. “I want the PEOPLE!” the President-elect tweeted this morning.

Chrissy Teigen and many other celebs have already taken to social media to inform the rest of the world that Trump is completely full of it, but you knew that already.

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