Rockette ‘Embarrassed And Disappointed’ To Perform At Trump’s Inauguration

Kipp Jones | Contributor

A dancer scheduled to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration is throwing major shade at the president-elect online.

The Radio City Rockettes exhibit precision high-kick, can-can abilities while Santa tries to compete in a special show Dec. 6 1999 before hundreds of delegates attending the Society of Incentive and Travel Executives conference in the Las Vegas. (Photo credit: GLENN PINKERTON/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo: GLENN PINKERTON/AFP/Getty Images)

After the inaugural committee announced that the Radio City Rockettes will perform, Phoebe Pearl wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post Thursday that she is “embarrassed and disappointed” to be part of it.

Pearl shared an image of herself on stage dancing with the dancers and threw in a text bubble near here face that read, “Not my president.”

The 27-year-old added: “I usually don’t use social media to make a political stand but I feel overwhelmed with emotion … Finding out that it has been decided for us that Rockettes will be performing at the Presidential inauguration makes me feel embarrassed and disappointed.”

She concluded: “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.”

The Rockettes have been informed by their union that perfuming at the inauguration is not optional, and that no boycott of the ceremony will be permitted.

In an email obtained by Us Weekly, the ladies were told: “Everyone is entitled to her own political beliefs, but there is no room for this in the workplace … 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.”

Kipp Jones



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