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Backlash kicked up as the Rockettes picked for inauguration

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/23/2016 By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, file photo, the Rockettes perform before the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York. The Radio City Rockettes have been assigned to dance at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration January 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, file photo, the Rockettes perform before the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York. The Radio City Rockettes have been assigned to dance at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration January 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Radio City Rockettes will be dancing at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration next month but not everyone is kicking up their heels at the booking.

One of the famed dancers took to Instagram to say she was "embarrassed and disappointed," triggering calls for a boycott by some on social media. Critics have posted the phone number of the dancers' union to urge complaints.

The American Guild of Variety Artists, which represents the Rockettes, has not publicly responded, nor has the Madison Square Garden Company, which employs the dancers.

The Rockettes, who have performed at Radio City Music Hall since the 1930s, have previously appeared in Super Bowl halftime shows, Macy's Thanksgiving Day parades and George W. Bush's inaugurations in 2001 and 2005.

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