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Dec 15 2016
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Jackie-Evancho-Photo-Gallery-Portrait-4(Image via JackieEvancho.com)

Jackie Evancho and her family are bemoaning the bullying they say she has received in the wake of announcing her performance at Herr Trump's inauguration in January.

As bad as singling her out for bullying is, I don't see why people can't vent about the decision in general. Fans can express their dismay and non-fans can express contempt without bullying her directly. If that's an issue, don't take a controversial political gig.

More interestingly, Evancho took the job in spite of having an 18-year-old sister who is trans. The family has reportedly sued over bathroom use in their home district. And yet ... they think it's a good idea to serenade a man who has explicitly promised to roll back LGBTQ rights and protections? A man who initially said he was against the North Carolina bathroom law before walking that stance back? A man rumored to be ready to offer virulently anti-LGBTQ ex-Gov. McCrory of North Carolina a consolation job?

The Evancho clan deserves all the shame they get, which can be accomplished without DMing a child.

Right-winger Andrea Bocelli will be joining Evancho on a duet or two at the festivities. Bocelli is staunchly Catholic, anti-choice and was an indefatigable Berlusconi supporter, so he'll be right at home.

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