A British pop star/self-righteous political activist has refused to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration, describing him as a “tyrant”.
Charlotte Church, a former child star who performed for George W Bush, rejected the alleged advances of Trump staffers Tuesday morning.
The Welsh singer was famous in her youth for her soprano voice, and sang for a host of world leaders while she was a teenager, including the Pope, Bill Clinton and President Bush.
She performed “Amazing Grace” at Bush’s 2001 inauguration, around the same time her album Voice of an Angel was topping the charts.
Church’s singing career has waned significantly in her adulthood, and she now spends much of her time on left-wing political activism.
She has publicly derided Trump as “volatile”, “a child” and “an amoeba”, and turned down the alleged offer of an inauguration slot on Tuesday.
She wrote: “@realDonaldTrump Your staff have asked me to sing at your inauguration, a simple Internet search would show I think you’re a tyrant. Bye”
The post was accompanied with several poop emojis.
As Church’s chart sales have dipped, she instead found limited fame as a voice of online activism, campaigning against Britain’s Conservative party and Brexit (both of which went on to win elections).
In a December interview with Britain’s left-wing New Statesman magazine, she used a cartoon of Trump as a prop and jabbed at him repeatedly while venting her anger.
Church undertook the interview in part to promote her sideline as a political comedian, trying to shift tickets for a pub comedy night at £2.75 ($3.30) each.