New York's most famous kick line has been invited to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration celebration next month — but that does not mean they have to go, according to Madison Square Garden.
The Radio City Rockettes have committed to performing, but at least one Rockette said she does not want to.
Phoebe Pearl posted a photo and message on her Instagram account to outline why she does not want to perform for Trump.
Afterwards, the Rockettes' union, AGVA, said the Rockettes had to perform at the inauguration regardless of their political affiliations.
However, Madison Square Garden later put out a statement Friday morning, stating that the Rockettes can do what they want.
"For a Rockette to be considered for an event, they must voluntarily sign up and are never told they have to perform at a particular event, including the inaugural. It is always their choice," the Garden said. "In fact, for the coming inauguration, we had more Rockettes request to participate than we have slots available."
Outside Radio City Music Hall on Friday morning, a number of people told NY1 that all of the Rockettes should perform for the president-elect.
"She is selectively choosing not to perform because she doesn't agree with this man's position on whatever," one man said. "What about all the other people she performed for that she has no idea what their position is on anything?"
"The inauguration is a special day for the country, and the Rockettes date back in history, so I think they should," one woman said.
"I think that's gross," said a girl waiting outside the venue. "I don't think that people should be forced to support something that they don't actually support."
The Rockettes' controversy has highlighted the problems Trump has reportedly faced trying to get to people to perform at his inauguration.
The Queens-native responded to that issue Thursday night on Twitter:
The so-called "A" list celebrities are all wanting tixs to the inauguration, but look what they did for Hillary, NOTHING. I want the PEOPLE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2016
Trump's inauguration is scheduled for Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C.