Radio City Rockette on Donald Trump Inauguration Gig: 'If I Had to Lose My Job Over This, I Would'

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The Rockettes perform on stage during the 'Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes' in 2016. A Radio City Rockette opened up about the pressure to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration in a new interview Tuesday, December 27. The dancer, who used the pseudonym Mary to speak anonymously, told Marie Claire many Rockettes are outraged and refuse to take the stage at the January 20 event. "There is a divide in the company now, which saddens me most," Mary told the site. "The majority of us said no immediately. Then there's the percentage that said yes, for whatever reason — whether it's because they're young and uninformed, or because they want the money, or because they think it's an opportunity to move up in the company when other people turn it down." Mary said one of her fellow Rockettes was crying during the entirety of their 90-minute performance at Radio City Music Hall Thursday, December 22, the day the dance troupe found out they'd been booked to perform at the inauguration. "She felt she was being forced to perform for this...

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