Charlotte Church refuses to sing for Trump, but offers him something else instead

Support us and go ad-free

The inauguration of a new US President is usually an event that performers would be falling over themselves to feature in. Not so the case for Donald Trump.

Yet another rejection

The President-elect’s attempts to engage a high-profile musical act for the event have been thwarted every time. Big music names like Elton John, Céline Dion, and Kiss have all ruled themselves out, for example.

In short, no one will touch the event with a microphone stand. Quite literally. And the most recent artist to knock him back was none other than Britain’s very own songstress from the valleys, Charlotte Church.

Never the shrinking violet, Church opted for a somewhat direct rejection of Trump’s request. And on his own stomping ground of Twitter, no less.

Rather than offering him her voice of an angel, she instead offered him four smiling turds:

The desperation of Team Trump

Church is not an artist known for mincing her words. She’s been politically outspoken on many occasions. An active supporter of charitable causes, she was also one of the featured artists at the recent fundraiser for child refugees at the Union Chapel, streamed live by The Canary.

And the singer makes a fair point. Trump’s staff are clearly so desperate that they no longer even check to see whether the artists they’re approaching have been ostensibly critical of him or not. In their defence, though, if they ruled out all those artists, there wouldn’t be many left to physically approach.

Church has previously professed that she “wishes to make politics fun”. And throwing smiley poop emojis in the face of a man she openly describes as a “tyrant” is arguably in keeping with that ethos.

Get Involved!

– See more on Donald Trump at The Canary Global.

– Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for more international coverage.

Featured image via Vimeo and Flickr

Support us and go ad-free

We need your help to keep speaking the truth

Every story that you have come to us with; each injustice you have asked us to investigate; every campaign we have fought; each of your unheard voices we amplified; we do this for you. We are making a difference on your behalf.

Our fight is your fight. You’ve supported our collective struggle every time you gave us a like; and every time you shared our work across social media. Now we need you to support us with a monthly donation.

We have published nearly 2,000 articles and over 50 films in 2021. And we want to do this and more in 2022 but we don’t have enough money to go on at this pace. So, if you value our work and want us to continue then please join us and be part of The Canary family.

In return, you get:

* Advert free reading experience
* Quarterly group video call with the Editor-in-Chief
* Behind the scenes monthly e-newsletter
* 20% discount in our shop

Almost all of our spending goes to the people who make The Canary’s content. So your contribution directly supports our writers and enables us to continue to do what we do: speaking truth, powered by you. We have weathered many attempts to shut us down and silence our vital opposition to an increasingly fascist government and right-wing mainstream media.

With your help we can continue:

* Holding political and state power to account
* Advocating for the people the system marginalises
* Being a media outlet that upholds the highest standards
* Campaigning on the issues others won’t
* Putting your lives central to everything we do

We are a drop of truth in an ocean of deceit. But we can’t do this without your support. So please, can you help us continue the fight?

The Canary Support us

Comments are closed