Add this to the list of things Donald Trump has destroyed (waah!!) – at least for now.
New York City public relations veteran James La Force and his husband are so torn up over Hillary’s loss that they can’t bring themselves to celebrate the season and have canceled their annual holiday party.
La Force, whose firm represents brands such as LinkedIn, Target, 3M, and Williams-Sonoma, wasn’t content to call or email guests to let them know the party wasn’t happening. He Instagrammed a photo of the invitation he’d had printed prior to November 8th, assuming a Hillary Clinton victory, with an explanation in the caption:
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We are sad to have to cancel our annual silly party. We planned it months ago as a @hillaryclinton victory party. I had personally cast the all-male, body-painted American flag tableau. Instead, we are donating to @PlannedParenthood, @HousingWorks and the #StonewallCommunityFoundation. As Hillary said, “Let us have faith in each other, let us not grow weary, let us not lose heart, for there are more seasons to come.” And there will be more parties to come. Just not this year.
The caption reads:
“We are sad to have to cancel our annual silly party. We had planned it months ago as a @hillaryclinton victory party. I had personally cast the all-male, body-painted American flag tableau. Instead, we are donating to @PlannedParenthood, @HousingWorks and the #StonewallCommunityFoundation.”
The couple sent the original invitations, with a note:
The verbiage is essentially the same, but adds that they’re sending the “original invitation as a reminder of what might have been.”
In case you think the “all-male, body-painted American flag tableau” entertainment was an exaggeration, take a gander at of photos from La Force’s 2014 party, which was held at an S&M bar:
I’m not sure we should hope they’re back to their old celebratory ways in 2017.