Donald Trump's Inaugaration hasn't been doing too great in the performance department. Everyone they asked to perform refused, with the exception of a random America's Got Talent runner up that literally no one has ever heard of.
Oh...and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. While some choir members are quitting, black choir member Cristi Ford Brazao isn't having it.
She posted a lengthy clip on Facebook in which she defends her choice to sing at Trump's inauguration on January 20th:
“I can’t speak on behalf of everyone in the choir but for me, my mission as a singer has always been to soften hearts, to bridge gaps, to make connections and also to make friends,” said Brazao.
The clip has already received over 150,000 views. "It’s not so much about converting people but a spirit of fellowshipping,” she continued. “What I’m trying to do as a person is to be like Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ associated with prostitutes and liars and thieves and while he did not endorse what they were doing, he still didn’t hold his mission from them. And my mission is one of love, peace and hope and I want to share that with others, even in the face of ridicule because that’s what Jesus Christ did.”
While you might not agree with her decision, her heart is in the right place. Performing at an inauguration is something every performer dreams of...but they usually expect the President Elect to uh....well, not be Donald Trump.
What would you do if you were a part of the choir?