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'All In The Family' Creator Boycotts Kennedy Center Event Because Of Trump

'All In The Family' Creator Boycotts Kennedy Center Event Because Of Trump”

The 95-year-old television writer and producer-who brought audiences shows such as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times and Maude-is one of five recipients of the annual Kennedy Center Honors, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts announced on Thursday. But while his fellow honorees have indicated they will attend the traditional pre-gala reception at the White House, hosted by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, Lear has made a decision to sit it out. But because of his dislike and disapproval of Donald Trump, he has chose to not attend the White House reception.

Lear said he would consider attending were Trump to change his position on the arts.

As The Times reports, the Kennedy Center Honors has for years been a time for recipients to put politics aside, as artists of all stripes have sat alongside Republican and Democratic Presidents.

Executive producer and creator Norman Lear seen at "The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and Netflix original series "One Day at a Time" " ATAS Panel at the Wolf Theater at Saban Media Center on Monday, June 19, 2017, in Los Angeles.

"I think the arts are important for our humanity, and that includes this administration", Lear told Variety.

"I don't have any stunts planned", the rapper said.

Last July, Lear also told Salon that Bunker would have never voted for Trump.

Lear has been an outspoken critic of Trump during the election as well as in his presidency, once calling him "the middle finger of the American right hand".

President Donald Trump, speaking here on immigration reform, can expect to hear from Gloria Estefan about that subject in December. Its the 40th year of the awards, which honor people who have influenced American culture through the arts.

He added that if Trump wished to talk to him at some point before or after the ceremony, "I wouldn't say no".

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are expected to attend the event, which will be broadcast on December 26 on CBS.



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