Anthony Scaramucci, a member of the Trump presidential transition team executive committee, told the BBC earlier today: “Elton John is going to be doing our concert on the mall for inauguration.” He also said the gesture would showcase the administration's "pro-gay rights stance." (Uh, hi, have you heard about VP-elect Mike Pence??)
Elton John's rep has since responded to these claims with a resounding NOPE. “Elton will not be performing at Trump’s inauguration," said the rep in a statement. This makes sense, since John was a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter who said at a campaign event in October: "we need a humanitarian in the White House, not a barbarian."
Well, that's a little morsel of good news in the midst of an ominous news cycle. And we'll take it! Here are some of the funniest responses from a relieved and joyful Twittersphere:
Speaking of Ted Nugent, back in February Elton John had some choice words when asked about Trump potentially using his music during his campaign: