As everyone knows, America’s Got Talent season 5 runner-up Jackie Evancho yodeled out the national anthem at Donald Trump’s inauguration last month. That move made many people yodel out a, “Why?????“, because Jackie’s older sister Juliet Evancho is transgender, and Vice-President Mike Pence hasn’t exactly blown an air kiss of support at the LGBTQ community. 16-year-old Jackie said at the time that she was doing it to unite the people, or whatever. But a month later, Jackie isn’t so united with Trump and is also yodeling out a, “Why?????“, over his decision to revoke a federal protection for trans students. Jackie, girl, I hope you cashed that inauguration performance check, because Trump’s team may cancel it now that you’ve shown insolence against our overlord!
When Barack Obama was POTUS, he instructed all schools to let kids use the bathroom that matched their gender identity. Trump was cool with those guidelines last year, but I guess Mike Pence whispering, “Bitch, you better revoke that or I’ll leak the pictures of you without your wig on,” got to him, because he revoked it yesterday. Trump now thinks it’s an issue that should be left up to the states. This, of course, has caused even more chaos. As a gay kid, going to the bathroom at school was like a cross between a horror movie and a spy movie. I had it down. I knew which bathroom to use, I knew the exact times for when it was safe to use it and I knew how long I had to piss. I could teach a class at Quantico on that shit. Whenever I walked toward the bathroom, the Bond theme would play in my head and once inside, if I saw a dude who wasn’t on my list of “Dudes It’s Safe To Piss In Front Of,” the Jaws theme song filled my head as I ran out of there. And I usually ran to the nurse’s office. I’d pretend to be sick so she’d let me use her bathroom. So if it was that bad for me, I can’t even imagine what it’s like for trans kids.
Jackie seems surprised about Trump’s action, and she tweeted this at him yesterday:
— jackie evancho (@jackieevancho) February 23, 2017
I doubt Trump looks at his @s, and the only way he’d get Jackie’s message is if she said it on Fox News or Saturday Night Live. But Jackie did go on Good Morning America today (clip below) with her sister Juliet. Jackie said that she hasn’t heard from Trump yet (shocking) and that she just wants to enlighten him on what trans students go through. Juliet added this:
“Basically that being at a high school where the policies on the bathroom are unclear, I, as Jackie has said, I kind of live it every day, going through discrimination. I’ve had things thrown at me. I’ve had people say pretty horrible things and the unsafe environment is just very unhealthy so I feel like Donald Trump needs to know that being in such an unsafe environment won’t do any good not only for the transgenders and the LGBTQ community but as well as everyone as a whole.”
Jackie said that she doesn’t regret singing at the inauguration and she’d do it again. Err, I’m not sure if Trump would ask Jackie Evancho again. Now that she’s spoken out against something he’s done, she’s probably highly overrated to him now. Trump is probably planning his next inauguration and Jackie Evancho is definitely out as a performer and will be replaced by whoever comes in fourth on the newest X-Factor Russia.
As for Caitlyn Jenner, she hasn’t said anything about this yet. But I’m sure as soon as she gets done with doing her thing on her platinum toilet in her luxurious Malibu home, she’ll add a little blurb about this in her upcoming memoir The Secrets of My Life, available NOW for pre-order on Amazon and other online bookstores!
Pic: ABC News/YouTube