Donald Trump's 'soft sensuality' inauguration is looking more and more like a complete and total failure - to borrow his own terminology.
It's bad enough that Trump's camp had to settle for a Bruce Springsteen cover band with less than 600 followers on Twitter, but now one of the few acts in the inauguration with a sliver of credibility has pulled out with just six days to go before the event.
Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer Jennifer Holliday was lined up to perform at the inauguration, but has now issued a statement confirming that she is no longer involved. Holliday, who was one of the original members of the Dreamgirls musical cast from the '80s, said that she "did not take into consideration that my performing for the concert would actually instead be taken as a political act against my own personal beliefs and be mistaken for support of Donald Trump and Mike Pence."
Holliday's statement went on, saying that the LGBT community was "mostly responsible for birthing my career and I am deeply indebted to you… You have loved me faithfully and unconditionally and for so many years you provided me with work even though my star had long since faded."
So far, country singers Lee Greenwood and Toby Keith, and alt-rock band 3 Doors Down (remember them?) are the main acts slated to play at Trump's inauguration. Many, many acts have been contacted by Trump's team but all have rejected - some publicly so.