Rockette says she's 'embarrassed' to perform at inauguration: report
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A member of the Radio City Rockettes took to social media to express her disappointment with having to perform at Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview MORE’s inauguration.

In a since-deleted Instagram post, one of the Rockettes displayed a photo of her declaring Trump “Not my President!”

"I usually don't use social media to make a political stand but I feel overwhelmed with emotion,” she wrote, according to multiple reports.

"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. 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. We will not be forced! #notmypresident”


The union representing the group ruled out any boycott of the inauguration, according to a report by BroadwayWorld,

In an email obtained by BroadwayWorld, the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) said any full-time members of the group were “obligated” to perform at the inauguration next month.

“We received an email from a Rockette expressing concern about getting 'involved in a dangerous political climate' but I must remind you that you are all employees, and as a company, Mr. [James] Dolan obviously wants the Rockettes to be represented at our country's Presidential inauguration, as they were in 2001 & 2005.”

Dolan is the CEO of the Madison Square Garden Company, which includes the Rockettes.

"This has nothing to do with anyone's political leanings (including AGVA's), it has to do with your best performance for your employer, period," the email continued, according to the report.

"Everyone is entitled to her own political beliefs, but there is no room for this in the workplace."

The Hill has reached out to the American Guild of Variety Artists for comment on the report. 

A New York producer and writer posted on Facebook urging people to reach out to the union group and Rockette producers to express their disappointment in the decision.

Social media users, including comedian Patton Oswalt, followed suit.