Lionel Richie To Boycott Kennedy Honors Over Trump - Noise11.com
Lionel Richie SXSW 2012 - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Lionel Richie SXSW 2012 - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Lionel Richie To Boycott Kennedy Honors Over Trump

by Music-News.com on August 16, 2017

in News

Lionel Richie is considering joining a boycott of the White House reception for the Kennedy Center Honors because he is “not really happy” about Fake President Donald Trump’s “controversies”.

Lionel Richie was recently announced among the stars set to be recognised for their contributions to American culture at the prestigious Washington, D.C. event.

The 2017 ceremony, set to take place in December (17), will be the first under Trump’s fake presidency, and when the news first broke earlier this month (Aug17), fellow honouree, iconic TV writer Norman Lear, immediately made it clear he would not be taking part in the traditional visit to the White House, which accompanies the annual gala.

However, Lionel has yet to make up his mind about taking the trip to the presidential home, suggesting Trump’s various political scandals could result in his removal from office in the coming months.

“I wanna just play it by ear,” he told U.S. breakfast show Today. “I must tell you, I’m not really happy as to what’s going on right now with the controversies, and the weekly, daily, hourly (scandals Trump finds himself in), but I think I’m just gonna wait it out for a minute and see where it’s going to be by that time. This is going to be in December; we may be in a whole other world by that time, but I’m gonna wait it out.”

Lionel then appeared to reference the heavy criticism fake President Trump received for his delay in condemning the violent white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend (12-13Aug17), adding, “I totally understand Norman’s point of view and I understand where we are as a country right now is going backwards, but all we can do is kinda sit here and hold our breaths on that (how racial tensions in the U.S. will change in the future).”

“I’ll let you know (about visiting the White House); stay tuned!” he concluded.

The other stars to make up the Class of 2017 are LL Cool J, Gloria Estefan, and dancer Carmen de Lavallade.

music-news.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Sammy Hagar photo by Randee St Nicholas, Noise11, Photo
Sammy Hagar Knocks Out A Rocking ‘Keep A-Knockin’

Sammy Hagar has continued his Lockdown Sessions with a rocking ‘Keep A-Knockin.’ best known for the 1957 Little Richard version.

8 hours ago
Babba
Babba Presents Abba To Stream From Memo Music Hall This Saturday

Memo Music Hall will present the live stream of dancing queen’s Babba performing the music of Abba this Saturday (6 June).

14 hours ago
Sting photo by Ros OGorman
Sting Pays Tribute To His Tour Manager Billy Francis

Sting has posted a touching tribute to his tour manager Billy Francis, who has passed away after a battle with cancer.

1 day ago
Joey Image of The Misfits
Early Misfits Drummer Joey Image Dead At 63

Joey Image, drummer for The Misfits over 1978 and 1979, has died at age 63.

2 days ago
Elton John and Nigel Olsson perform in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena on Friday 11 December 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Elton John Takes $75m Hit Because of Coronavirus

Elton John has reportedly been left "bereft" after taking a significant $75 million (£60 million) hit after coronavirus forced him to cancel his farewell tour.

2 days ago
Tea for the Tillerman
Cat Stevens Reimagines ‘Tea For The Tillerman’ 50 Years On

Yusuf/Cat Stevens has revisited his classic ‘Tea For The Tillerman’ 50 years on to record a new version of the album to mark the title’s 50th anniversary.

5 days ago
David Crosby, A Day On The Green, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
David Crosby Performs 1971 Song ‘What Are Their Names’ For Stephen Colbert

David Crosby has performed a stark acapella version of his 1971 track ‘What Are Their Names’ for Stephen Colbert.

6 days ago