“American Pie” singer Don McLean said bye-bye to the upcoming National Rifle Association convention in Houston, saying it would be “disrespectful” to play after an elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, left 19 children and two teachers dead.
“In light of the recent events in Texas, I have decided it would be disrespectful and hurtful for me to perform for the NRA at their convention,” McLean said in a statement to the Press Herald. “I’m sure all the folks planning to attend this event are shocked and sickened by these events as well.”
“America needs real solutions and real leadership in this moment, not politicians and partisanship,” Trump said on his social media network.
The scandal-plagued NRA’s convention returns after a pandemic hiatus.
McLean also is known for the Vincent Van Gogh tribute, “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night).”