People Magazine Joins With Others And Cancels Annual WH Correspondents’ Party

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Time Inc. and People magazine announced that they have canceled their annual White House Correspondents’ party.

The publisher of the celebrity focused magazine said instead of hosting their cocktail party, traditionally held just prior to the annual Correspondents’ Dinner, they will opt instead to donate funds to the White House Correspondents’ Association to defend freedom of the press, the Huffington Post reported Tuesday. (RELATED: President Trump Says He Will Not Attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner)

In 2015. (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

In 2015. (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

“This year we have decided to focus on supporting the White House Correspondents’ Association, which plays a crucial role in advocating for the broadest possible access for the press at the White House,” Time Inc.’s chief content officer Alan Murray said in a statement. (RELATED: WHCD Boycott: Will Donald Trump Dine With The Enemy?)

The Time event is known for bringing in big name celebrities.

The media conglomerate joins with Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Bloomberg who have also canceled their annual events surrounding the dinner.

Last month, Trump confirmed on Twitter that he would not be attending the event held on April 29.

“I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year,” Trump tweeted. “Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!”

Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter

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