Last week, several of the famed Rockettes announced their displeasure with having to perform for incoming President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20, and a former member of the dance troupe has quite a message for them.
When Patty DeCarlo Grantham performed with the Rockettes, politics didn’t infect literally every aspect of our lives and people were able to put their beliefs aside and unite as Americans. However, with the election of Obama in 2008 came a new era, and now it’s to the point where people allow their passions to trump reason, logic, and in the case of the Rockettes, professionalism.
But Grantham has a message for the dancers unhappy over the prospect they may actually have to do their jobs – shut up and dance.
More from the NY Post:
A well-respected veteran Rockette is urging members of the famed dance troupe to put politics aside and do what they do best — by kicking up a storm at the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
“The only thing the Rockettes should be focused on is performing for our nation and helping unite us all with the joy, love, beauty and strength for which they are famous,” says Patty DeCarlo Grantham, a retired member of the world-famous troupe.
Grantham, president of the 552-member Rockette Alumnae Association, says she “cringed” when controversy erupted last week over plans to have the Radio City Music Hall dancers perform during the festivities surrounding Trump’s Jan. 20 swearing-in.
Boom! Give ‘em hell, Patty!