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Rockettes Are 'Obligated' to Perform at Inauguration Per Their Contracts

Rockettes Are 'Obligated' to Perform at Inauguration Per Their Contracts

It was announced this week that the Radio City Rockettes will be performing at Donald Trump‘s presidential inauguration next month and now new details reveal that the dancers are “obligated” to perform per their contracts.

Some of the Rockettes have reportedly expressed that they do not want to perform at the event as they don’t support Trump, but the dancers have been told they’re not allowed to boycott.

“It is a job, and all of you should consider it an honor, no matter who is being sworn in. The election is over and this country will not survive if it remains divided. Everyone is entitled to her own political beliefs, but there is no room for this in the workplace,” the dancers were told in an email from the American Guild of Variety Artists, according to

“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. Doing the best performance to reflect an American Institution which has been here for over 90 years is your job. I hope this pulls into focus the bottom line on this work,” the email added.

Click inside to read what one Rockette posted on social media about it all…

Rockette Phoebe Pearl publicly stated that she does not wish to perform for Trump.

“I usually don’t use social media to make a political stand but I feel overwhelmed with emotion,” she wrote on Instagram (via “Finding out that it has been decided for us that Rockettes will be performing at the Presidential inauguration makes me feel embarrassed and disappointed.”

“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,” she added. “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”

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  • Phil the Donahue

    Wow what a crappy boss. I’d quit

  • Seriously

    James Dolan, the jerk behind this owns Radio City, Madison Square Garden and the New York Knicks. Maybe it’s time to boycott his properties. Especially since he refused invitations to send the Rockettes to dance at Obama’s inaugurals. We’re not contractually obligated to put money into his pocket.

  • Phil the Donahue

    They should wear pussy grabber uniforms

  • Phil the Donahue

    Pussy grabber….lalala

  • Phil the Donahue

    Pussy grabber….lalala

  • Phil the Donahue

    I can’t believe the mormons are going. I’d quit them

  • Phil the Donahue

    I guess Mormon men get to grab pussy all day long.

  • moonriver

    oh everyone just shut the fuck up already. do we have to hear this whining for four years?

  • Phil the Donahue

    WHO is everyone? There are 2 people on here. Trump talks like a pig. The only cool thing that came out of this is now we know who the racists sexists are and all the people I know are behaving much nicer. Everyone smiles and says hello everywhere I go, it’s great. If trump would shut his face I wouldn’t have a problem with him but he needs to stop being a brat on twitter, he’s embarrassing.

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