Longtime singer Marie Osmond says that while she’s not performing at Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20, she said it’s “wrong” to not support the U.S. president. Later, she was forced to clarify her statement after reports claimed she would perform on Inauguration Day.
“I think when it comes to our country, we need to unite. And to not support our president I think is wrong. I think we should. I think we all should whether we are happy or sad or everything else. This is America,” she told Yahoo.
Several media outlets then reported on her comments, mistakenly implying that she would be performing on Inauguration Day.
As a result, Osmond was forced to respond on Twitter.
“Many of you have seen various stories saying that I volunteered or that I am performing at the inauguration. So let me be clear! I had no intention of performing at this inauguration, no matter who won!” she wrote in a statement.
She added: “I try to stay out of politics. I am an entertainer. My interview statement simply tried to be nice and promote a message of love, not hate. I have performed for several Presidents, done USO tours, and my charity, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals takes children to the White House to visit the President every year—regardless of who the sitting President is. I love this great country!”