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Charlotte Church, Rebecca Ferguson decline Trump invite

Posted January 10

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, Welsh singer Charlotte Church poses during a photocall to launch the inaugural Festival of Voice, in London. Church and fellow British singer Rebecca Ferguson have declined to perform at the Inauguration for President-elect Donald Trump. Church wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, that Trump’s “staff have asked me to sing at your inauguration, a simple Internet search would show I think you're a tyrant. Bye.” (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

— British singers Charlotte Church and Rebecca Ferguson have declined to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

Church wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that Trump's "staff have asked me to sing at your inauguration, a simple internet search would show I think you're a tyrant. Bye."

A spokeswoman for the transition did not to respond to a request for comment.

Ferguson, a runner-up on "The X Factor" in the U.K., wrote on her website Tuesday that she would have only performed at the Jan. 20 inauguration if she were allowed to sing Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit," a song that protested racism and the lynching of African Americans.

She wrote: "I wanted to try and help educate the people watching of where division and separation can lead to if not corrected."

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  • Charlie Duh-duh Jan 10, 10:38 p.m.
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    Trump sold his soul to Russia, wait until hes exposed and tried for treason

  • Kevin Yen Jan 10, 7:06 p.m.
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    They are all overrated in his eyes anyway...

  • Rick Nolte Jan 10, 6:58 p.m.
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    Cheetos boy can't even get a celebrity from another country to perform. What a bigly reputation he has around the world