The Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Broadway star Jennifer Holliday has backed out as a performer at this week’s presidential inaugural following protests from her gay and black fans, further dimming the event’s already low celebrity wattage.
“It just really hit home for me,” she said. “The gay community has been a big part of my life and my career. I feel there really wouldn’t be a Jennifer Holliday or a ‘Dreamgirls’ in the 21st Century without them. I needed to at least hear them out and learn why it would be such a great disappointment for them.”Speech