Given all of the sudden information that 2020 introduced, maybe this sentence ought to come as no shock: the Seaside Boys and Vanilla Ice performed for a maskless crowd at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort on New 12 months’s Eve.
The Each day Beast reported that Trump himself did not attend the festivities at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, however Donald Trump Jr. together with his accomplice Kimberly Guilfoyle took within the present, as did Eric and Lara Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and Congressman Matt Gaetz. They have been all a part of a bunch of about 500 individuals who packed right into a ballroom with an admission price of as much as $1,000.
Primarily based on footage of the evening, attendees appeared to haven’t worn masks.
Donald Trump Jr. was additionally celebrating his forty third birthday final evening. He shared a video on Fb with the accompanying message: “Okay that is wonderful. Vanilla Ice is taking part in the Mar-a-Lago New Years Eve get together. As a toddler of the 90s you’ll be able to’t fathom how superior that’s. Past that I received the birthday shoutout in order that’s fairly wonderful.”
Not everybody was as enthusiastic as Don Jr. Comic Bridget Phetasy, for one, wasn’t impressed with the star’s presence on the occasion. On Twitter, she referred to as watching the “Ice Ice Child” rapper on New 12 months’s Eve “all-time low.”
Screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer (Mrs. Doubtfire) additionally questioned the worth of placing your well being in peril “to bounce badly to Vanilla Ice and one Seaside Boy.”
Like many others, Singer was referencing the truth that it wasn’t a model of the Seaside Boys’ traditional lineup on the occasion. As a substitute, it was the present incarnation led by the Trump-supporting Mike Love, minus Brian Wilson, the frequently-cited genius behind the group’s inventive heyday.
Comic/actor John Fugelsang noticed some similarities between Love and Trump, noting that individuals who assume Love is the Seaside Boys additionally imagine Trump is president.
One author commented whereas referencing the Seaside Boys’ hit from the Nineteen Eighties, “Kokomo.”
Whereas many individuals joked concerning the occasion, actor Kirk Acevedo expressed anger concerning the obvious carelessness of those that attended.
Political divisions between Love and his former bandmates goes again for a while. In 2020, the 2 different dwelling unique members of the Seaside Boys, Brian Wilson and Al Jardine, expressed dismay to Selection via a spokesperson about Mike Love’s Seaside Boys headlining a marketing campaign profit for Trump in Newport Seaside, California.
In February, Wilson and Jardine publicly introduced that they had signed a Change.org petition urging a boycott of the Seaside Boys after Love agreed to play on the Safari Membership Worldwide Conference. Donald Trump Jr. was a keynote speaker on the identical in Reno, Nevada, occasion.
Newsweek contacted the White Home, Mike Love, and Vanilla Ice for remark, however did not hear again on the time of publication.