'Boycott Bocelli': Fans React to Possibility of Italian Tenor Performing at Inauguration
Amid reports that world-famous Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli had been scheduled to meet with President-elect Donald Trump on Friday to discuss the possibility of performing at his January inauguration, the opera singer has been threatened with a boycott by some of his fans.
The New York Daily News reported that a "Boycott Bocelli" campaign has begun in earnest since the news first broke.
A number of fans took to Twitter to express their disapproval of Bocelli reportedly contemplating the idea:
— Anne (@relevanne) December 16, 2016
— Stacey Lee Salant (@mydogcrystal) December 15, 2016
— Dawn La Valle (@bonlivres) December 18, 2016
— Paige Towers (@Paige_Towers) December 14, 2016
Bocelli himself has not commented whether or not he will perform, but if he does, he will join "America's Got Talent" contestant Jackie Evancho at the January 20 ceremony.
One music executive told Variety there are a number of performers "worried about backlash" if they were to perform at the event.
Bocelli, 58, is scheduled to perform tonight in Newark, New Jersey and reportedly sang to a sold out crowd in New York City last week.