Andrea Bocelli faces growing Trump backlash
December 17, 2016 by norman lebrecht
Fans of the Italian crooner are expressing displeasure at his reported decision to sing at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Tabloid rumours are spreading of a Boycott Bocelli movement.
The American soprano Aprile Millo has posted:
He has no idea what he is endorsing. Remember he’s from a country that put up with Berlusconi. One freak show to another. I don’t buy his music I appreciate that he’s a nice man but I will absolutely boycott any Bocelli. How about an American tenor? Outsourcing already because there seems to be no American that wants to sing for him. #BoycottBocelli.
Hundreds more are sharing the hashtag #BoycottBocelli.
Bocelli has yet to provide personal confirmation that that he will appear at the White House, though his team have leaked that it’s a done deal.
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