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Is Hollywood exploiting the students from Newtown?
That’s what many are saying after a producer announced a group of students from Sandy Hook Elementary would be featured on E! Entertainment Television’s pre-show for the Grammy’s.
Originally posted by theAnswer1111
reply to post by 1/2 Nephilim
Truly disgusting! I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this is absolute bull!
That song is very famous and is considered an "earworm". Most people will have it stuck in their head after they hear the kids sing it...
Originally posted by haven123
them kid's have no formal connection with sandy hook .
Post would not elaborate on why the performance was canceled, but a spokeswoman for the E! Network, in an email to The Courant, cited the winter storm.
"Unfortunately the snowstorm prevented the Newtown Children's Choir from being able to perform during our pre-Grammy coverage," said Sarah Goldstein, a spokeswoman for the E! Network.
"This was not, and is not, and never was an official Grammy performance," The Recording Academy spokesman Jerry J. Sharell wrote to The Courant via e-mail. "The choir was booked to appear on the E! Network red carpet special via satellite and NOT in L.A. at the Grammys ever."
A controversy started Thursday when Robinson told CNN and other media that a handful of parents and community members called her office Wednesday to complain about Post's group for two reasons: that it was being confused with the Sandy Hook choir and because of Post's (Sabrina Post - the music director) history with the school district.
Post is a former Newtown High School choral director who was charged with stealing from the school district, using bogus expense vouchers. She was placed on leave February 2005 and resigned in June 2005 after agreeing to pay back $11,000.
On Saturday, Newtown's board of selectmen showed support for both choirs.
"We are a community that loves children — all our children; and we are so proud that these young people raise their voices in song to represent us and those who lost their lives on December 14, 2012,"
Selectmen E. Patricia Llodra said Sunday she learned the performance had been canceled after receiving an email sent by Post to the parents involved.
"I am sad for them," Llodra said.