Entertainment Charlotte Church, Rebecca Ferguson decline Trump invite

22:21  10 january  2017
22:21  10 january  2017 Source:   MSN

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Charlotte Church and Rebecca Ferguson have both turned down invitations from Donald Trump 's to sing at his inauguration. — Charlotte Church (@ charlottechurch ) January 10, 2017. Posting on his Instagram page, he said he was "laughing" at the invite and would DJ at the inaugural ball "if as

As Donald Trump ’s inauguration approaches, now Rebecca Ferguson and Charlotte Church have turned down the opportunity to perform. Now, it seems that the idea to tackle racism did not land well with Trump ’s camp. That is why I made the decision to sing ‘Strange Fruit’ when I was invited .” Last year, Church told the New Statesman that she would decline the chance to perform at the

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NEW YORK - British singers Charlotte Church and Rebecca Ferguson have declined to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

Church wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that Trump's "staff have asked me to sing at your inauguration, a simple internet search would show I think you're a tyrant. Bye."

A spokeswoman for the transition did not to respond to a request for comment.

Ferguson, a runner-up on "The X Factor" in the U.K., wrote on her website Tuesday that she would have only performed at the Jan. 20 inauguration if she were allowed to sing Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit," a song that protested racism and the lynching of African Americans.

She wrote: "I wanted to try and help educate the people watching of where division and separation can lead to if not corrected."

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