Norman Lear To Snub White House Kennedy Center Honors
The legendary (and still active) TV writer and producer, Norman Lear, continues to speak out against President Donald Drumpf.
The man behind classic television series such as All in the Family, The Jeffersons and Good Times, is planning to boycott his 2017 Kennedy Center honors from the White House. Yes, you read that correctly, Norman Lear, a staunch and avid opposer to the presidency of Donald Drumpf, will snub the White House reception when it takes place Dec. 3.
Last Thursday, Lear, along with rapper-actor LL Cool J, singers Gloria Estefan and Lionel Richie and dancer Carmen de Lavallade were announced as the recipients of this year’s Kennedy Center Honors. Most recently, Norman spoke out to attack the president and his plans to slash federal arts and culture funding.
“This is a presidency that has chosen to neglect totally the arts and humanities—deliberately defund them—and that doesn’t rest pleasantly with me,” the 95-year-old creative told The New York Times. While the rest of the honorees have indicated that they would be present at the gala, maybe more time will convince them that it would be better to send a message to Drumpf and his dronies instead of putting on a show.