Jennifer Holliday didn’t realize people “weren’t really over the election” when she agreed to sing for Trump

Graham Gremore

Jennifer Holliday sat down with the ladies at The View yesterday to discuss the backlash she received after it was announced she would be performing at Trump’s inauguration last this week.

“I woke up, and there was, like, this whole thing of terrible tweets and things on my Instagram, and I was like, ‘Oh, Lord, what did I do?'” she recalled.

Holliday said she was called the “N-word” and other names and even received death threats.

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“I live a pretty reclusive life,” she continued. “You’re not on the radio, and then one morning you wake up, and everyone hates you.”

The very next day, she pulled out of the event.

When asked by Joy Behar about her “lapse in judgment” when accepting the invite in the first place, Holliday replied, “I didn’t realize that people weren’t really over the election. I guess things started back up again. You start remembering things and the fires start burning…the people have not finished with this. They want to get it all out….I missed all of that.”

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Speaking about the LGBTQ community specifically, Holliday added, “The gay community since Dreamgirls for 35 years has been faithfully there for me. The article in The Daily Beast they threw my own words back to me – and I’m not a liar or a hypocrite. The gay community…through The Daily Beast was able to say ‘it’s not just we want to be married there are other things going on that you’re not aware of.'”

Watch the full interview below…


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