The list of entertainers we mentioned on Tuesday seem to have some artists confused and “uncomfortable.”
Well-respected, longtime White House correspondent April Ryan, posted from her site a list of entertainers that had allegedly joined forces with Stevie Wonder to get the Florida boycott rolling more seriously, but now there’s trouble with the information from Ryan’s camp and the Huffington Post received this statement from the seasoned journalist.
“I obtained from multiple sources early Monday a list of artists and entertainers who my sources told me had committed to a boycott of Florida following the George Zimmerman acquittal. Since publishing that list I have heard from several representatives of the artists named who say, on behalf of their clients, they are uncomfortable being identified on that list and are seeking additional information.”
Now we’re wondering if that translates into an erroneous report or if the artists are just uncomfortable with having their names associated with the “boycott.” The HuffPost spoke with Ryan by phone on Tuesday, and she confirmed her list came from “very credible sources who had provided her with accurate information in the past.” The list had been rumored on Facebook and Instagram, but spread as a fact…an unconfirmed fact until Ryan’s report on Monday. But she said she had no knowledge of the list that was spread on social media prior to her report.
Representation for entertainers like the Rolling Stones and Rihanna said they were not involved and had never heard of the campaign. Other entertainers’ representation or management denied being involved in the boycott but declined being identified.
What the fuddruckers is going on here?!
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