In the name of fighting back against hatred, the “Coexist” bumper sticker set has engaged in a cyberbullying campaign against a blind man.
Renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli was considering an invitation to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration and this lit a fire under his apparently very vindictive fan base. He has turned down the gig in response to the social media onslaught.
The Italian tenor had reportedly been courted by Trump in person last week after a performance at Madison Square Garden in New York, and was said to be pondering the offer.
Trump is known to be a huge fan of the blind singer, and has previously booked Bocelli to perform at a private party at his club in Florida.
However, under pressure from a backlash by his fans on social media, Bocelli has now stepped back from the proposed performance.
Page Six reported Tuesday evening that Bocelli would no longer be performing, with a source telling the column: “Bocelli said there was no way he’d take the gig… he was ‘getting too much heat’ and he said no.”
There are some reports that Trump may have let Bocelli off the hook, suggesting he turn down the gig rather than angering the brownshirts who started a #BoycottBocelli hashtag.
— SaveUS(A) (@care4democracy) December 17, 2016
Surely Andrea Bocelli isn't considering performing for Trump's inauguration? If so then #BoycottBocelli is on!
— TallyAnnaE (@TallyAnnaE) December 17, 2016
— wotupdog (@wotupdog) December 17, 2016
#BoycottBocelli dammit!!! Spent I $300 on tix for tomorrow. So pissed right now. Bought my tix in March. Wish I knew AB is a DT supporter!
— if Jesus hada selfie (@ffaith41) December 17, 2016
— Paige Towers (@paige_towers) December 14, 2016
2016 has revealed the worst of America.