Donnie Trumpet Changes His Name Because of Donald Trump
Donald Trump's presidential victory has caused a lot of soul searching. It also prompted one artist to drop his stage name. Nico Segal, who has been using the name Donnie Trumpet for the past three years, announced he will no longer use the moniker.
"Farewell, Donnie Trumpet," Segal wrote on Facebook today (Nov. 11). "We just came off the release of Coloring Book and The Magnificent Coloring World Tour, both huge successes. But all during the tour, something heavy was looming over me -- Donald Trump -- and the connection people are drawing between his name and mine. What began as a joke, a silly play on words, is not funny anymore. I don't want to be connected to Trump’s hateful tone or his hurtful message. I don’t want to be misrepresented or misunderstood. Trump’s beliefs are not mine.
The former Kids These Days member stated that going forward, he will simply go by his birth name.
"From this point on, call me Nico," he continued. "I am proud to be part of a multicultural family, from the great City of Chicago. I am grateful for the diversity of friends and family who have taught me and believed in me and encouraged me. I couldn’t stand to ever hurt them, or you."
The trumpet player's SoundCloud page and his various social media accounts have all been changed from Donnie Trumpet to Nico Segal. You can read his entire post below.
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