Darren Criss - Pink Replaced By Darren Criss At Obama's Fundraiser

Pink has pulled out of a fundraiser for President Barack Obama, scheduled to take place today (Wednesday June 6, 2012). According to the organizers of the re-election campaign, the singer was forced to cancel her appearance due to illness. She has been replaced by Darren Criss, one of the stars of the hit TV musical series Glee, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Criss' involvement in the event has been marked as significant because he plays an openly gay high school student on the show. Barack Obama recently spoke out in favor of same sex marriage and the gala is aimed at the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Obama declared the month of June "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender pride month" and in a public address, said "From brave men and women who came out and spoke out, to union and faith leaders who rallied for equality, to activists and advocates who challenged unjust laws and marched on Washington, Lgbt Americans and allies have achieved what once seemed inconceivable."
The fundraiser is being held at the Beverley Wiltshire Hotel and is expected to raise around $10 million for Obama's re-election campaign. Obama's Gop presidential rival candidate Mitt Romney has said of the gay rights issue "[I] hope the issue - as tender and sensitive as the marriage issue is - is not a source of fundraising for either of us."


Contactmusic

Tags: Darren Criss


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

New 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Teaser Trailer Hits The Web. It's Insane. [Trailer]

While Mad Max has never been a docile franchise, we were still...

New 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Teaser Trailer Hits The Web. It's Insane. [Trailer]

Drunken Keith Urban fans hospitalised at concert

Chaos ensued at country star Keith Urban’s concert in Mansfield, Massachussetts as many fans...

Drunken Keith Urban fans hospitalised at concert

Jake Bugg - There's A Beast And We All Feed It

A new black and white video for Jake Bugg's song 'There's A Beast And We All Feed It' has now...

Jake Bugg - There's A Beast And We All Feed It Video

Ian Somerhalder And Nikki Reed Get Affectionate At Comic-Con 2014

Apparently Comic-Con is one giant love fest this year, with Ian Somerhalder...

Ian Somerhalder And Nikki Reed Get Affectionate At Comic-Con 2014

Poll: What Do We Think of The Simpsons/Family Guy Teaser Trailer?

Homer and Peter Griffin, Bart and Stewie, Marge and Lois, Lisa and Meg...

Poll: What Do We Think of The Simpsons/Family Guy Teaser Trailer?

The Kooks - Forgive & Forget (Live At Hana Studios)

The Kooks are set to return with their fourth studio album 'Listen' on September 1st 2014 via Virgin...

The Kooks - Forgive & Forget (Live At Hana Studios) Video
Advertisement

Marvel's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" Trailer Debuted At SDCC And Looked Awesome, Probably.

Marvel kicked off promotion for Avengers: Age of Ultron early at SDCC...

Marvel's

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 'Our Leader The Mockingjay'

Katniss Everdeen has survived the latest political disaster of Panem...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer

Lily Allen's Instagram Prank Might Get Aussie Policeman In Trouble

Lily Allen’s Instagram prank with the help of an Australian police officer could...

Lily Allen's Instagram Prank Might Get Aussie Policeman In Trouble


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Darren Criss Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Darren Criss

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All