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‘All In The Family’ Creator Boycotts Kennedy Center Event Because Of Trump

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Legendary television creator Norman Lear said

he will not appear at the Kennedy Center reception held at the White House in December because of President Donald Trump.

“This is a presidency that has chosen to neglect totally the arts and humanities–deliberately defund them– and that doesn’t rest pleasantly with me,” the “All in the Family” producer and Kennedy Center honoree told the New York Times Thursday.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Writer/producer Norman Lear attends a Career Reflection with Norman Lear presented by SAG Foundation's The Business at SAG Foundation Actors Center on February 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for SAG Foundation)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 24: Writer/producer Norman Lear attends a Career Reflection with Norman Lear presented by SAG Foundation’s The Business at SAG Foundation Actors Center on February 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for SAG Foundation)

Another honoree, Gloria Estefan said she will use the opportunity to question the president on his immigration policy.

“Mr. President, as a proud immigrant of this country, it’s very important for me that you see the wonderful contributions we have made,” the Grammy award winner said she will explain to the president. “We have seen a lot of anti-immigrant backlash this year, so for us, it may hold even more beauty than for someone who has lived here all their lives. To get this kind of award is so American.”

Rapper and actor LL Cool J—named as the first hip-hop honoree–said he plans to attend, but won’t make the night about politics.

“I don’t have any stunts planned,” the rapper said. “I’m not saying I need to be there backslapping and all of that, but this time, this one ain’t about him. I’m not going to block my blessings or let the political divide stop me from embracing my art.”

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  • Norman Lear can go to hell. You aren’t that important that you can snub the elected President. If this nation honors you, you accept it graciously and show class. Plenty of conservatives were absolutely disgusted by that incompetent filth in the White House Obama, who it turns out may have stolen the election with voter fraud. We do know he committed acts which violate his oath and our Constitution plainly. So accept your little award and show some deference, because that President represents the tens of millions of families who are fed up with the socialist dogma bullshit spouted by Hollywood. Watch out. Box offices are plunging. Want to see Hollywood tank? Don’t think it can happen? Conservatives can promote family time to do other things then watch movies and TV. Trust us on that.

  • FZ

    COMMUNIST GOVTS FUND THE ARTS

  • FZ

    We must rise up and walk away from this media and bankrupt it