Kanye Not Asked To Perform at Inauguration Because He’s Not “Traditionally American”
Straight out of the chairman of the Presidential Inauguration Committee's mouth
With about 24 hours to go, the embarrassing lineup of entertainment for the Presidential inauguration celebration has finally come together. Organizers for the event have had an impossible time getting anyone with the slightest shred of talent to play the event and it’s been one of the only truly funny things happening during this transition. One question on everyone’s mind was why not ask Kanye? Since he’s one of the biggest stars in the world and one of the only celebrities to actually support Trump, it would just make sense to ask him. Well, now we know why he wasn’t invited: he’s not American enough.
CNN spoke with Tom Barrack, the chairman of the Presidential Inauguration Committee, last night and asked him if Kanye would perform. Here’s Barrack’s answer in full:
Well, we haven’t asked him. I mean, he’s been great, he considers himself a friend of the president-elect, but it’s not the venue. The venue we have for entertainment is filled out. It’s perfect. It’s going to be typically and traditionally American and Kanye is a great guy, we just haven’t asked him to perform. And we move on with our agenda.
Got that? Kanye wasn’t asked to perform because this is a venue for people who are more “traditionally American.” Just in case you’re not reading between the lines, here’s the official lineup:
Michael Flatly, Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down, Lee Greenwood, The Frontmen of Country, The Piano Guys, RaviDrums, Sam Moore, Jon Voight, Jackie Evancho, The Radio City Rockettes, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Tim Rushlow & His Big Band, Big & Rich, Travis Green, Tony Orlando, Chrisette Michele
You notice anything these acts have in common? No, it’s not that they’re all American. After all, Michael Flatly, the Lord of the Dance, is from Ireland. Yeah, only three of them are black, and Chrisette Michele is literally only performing “to be a bridge” between the Trump world and all of the people that Trump world hates.
Obama had motherfucking Beyoncé.
Many have long understood that “Make America Great Again,” is just a dog whistle phrase for turning back the clock on 100 years of civil rights progress and when dude says they are going to “move on with our agenda,” we got it.
— Unstripped Voice (@UnstrippedVoice) January 18, 2017