Ask World-Famous Rockettes to Not Perform at Trump’s Inauguration

Target: David O’Connor, President and CEO of the Madison Square Garden Company

Goal: Don’t perform for Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration after the president-elect has spoken harmfully about women and others.

The Radio City Rockettes will be performing at the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, a man who ran a campaign based on hatred and has outwardly admitted to sexually assaulting women because he is famous. After struggling to acquire any entertainment at the inauguration, the Rockettes are by far the most famous group performing at the event.

Not only will it be alarming to see a group of women perform for the president-elect’s enjoyment after he has so harmfully spoken about women, their looks, and their bodies, but it will be disturbing to see any group perform for a man who has disparaged a great majority of the American people. From Muslims and Latinos to the disabled and women, Trump ran a campaign defining and humiliating “the other,” a very dangerous method of propaganda.

The Rockettes, an American symbol since before the Great Depression, should not lower themselves to performing for such a controversial figure. To perform for Trump is to endorse his hateful actions and even more hateful words. To perform for Trump is to normalize his troubling behavior. Sign the petition to ask that the Madison Square Garden Company, managers of the Rockettes, pull the group from performing.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. O’Connor,

As President and CEO of the Madison Square Garden Company, you played a direct role in signing the Radio City Rockettes up for President-elect Trump’s inauguration. Trump is a man who has spoken so harmfully of women and their appearance and who has defended his actions of sexual assault. It is highly troubling to see a group of women performing for his entertainment.

In addition, Trump has not only spoken negatively about women, he has also spoken negatively about numerous other minority groups throughout the country. To have the Rockettes perform for this man is to not only ignore his troubling rhetoric, but to also normalize it and even condone it. I ask that you pull the Rockettes from the inauguration. To do so would be a symbol of acceptance and solidarity for all those who have been attacked by this man.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Ralph Daily

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4 Comments

  1. No one should perform for this……oh,let me count the endless list of

    words to describe the Stump…..not one of them is pretty……the dude has

    very bad ju ju……you reap what you sow….what goes around comes

    around so he will get his comeuppance sometime,some where,some how

  2. Angela Rabon says:

    In this case, I can imagine how Trump will ogle these ladies in a disgusting manner. These women are to be admired as they are at the top of their profession, as they have been chosen for dance in three different categories. Their performances are elegant and beautiful. I hope they do not feel they have to perform for Trump! They may think they have no choice even though they have presumably been told otherwise. Maybe the Trump family can perform since Donald believes they are the best at everything and can do no wrong! I would actually watch that!! That would be more entertaining than watching my neighbor repeatedly climb 15-feet up a tree! lol

  3. I don’t think they ARE going to perform for him……from what I’ve read.

  4. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    nobody in this world wants to perform for trump but to boycott trump!

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