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Rosie O'Donnell cancels planned Trump Tower stay

GLAAD asks supporters to "Tune Out Trump"

Chicago, IL — Rosie O'Donnell has cancelled her plans to make the Trump International Hotel and Tower her Chicago address while she tapes her new daytime talk show for the Oprah Winfrey Network.

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"She is not going to be living or renting a Donald Trump apartment and is still looking at real estate options," a rep for O'Donnel told The Advocate on Tuesday.

Last week O'Donnell said on her SiriusXM radio show that she would be staying at the Trump property, saying, "They got me the Penthouse at the new Trump Chicago. It's gonna be fantastic in a lot of ways. I hate him in an entertaining-not-real way."

O'Donnell's decision was before the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) asked supporters to "Tune Out Trump" and reject his television shows, hotels, resorts, and golf courses.

Trump has recently made a number of anti-gay statements as he gears up for a potential presidential run in 2012.

"I'm not in favor of gay marriage," Trump recently said as he appealed to conservative voters. "They should not be able to marry."

The real estate mogul has also rejected the concept of civil unions and even medical benefits for same-sex partners.

Following O'Donnell's decision to cancel her stay, GLAAD issued a statement.

"Rosie O'Donnell has sent an important message to the majority of Americans - gay and straight - who don't agree with Donald Trump's statements against marriage equality for all loving and committed couples," said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. "Fair-minded people should think twice about supporting a businessman who courts our dollars but advocates denying gay and lesbian couples protections that all families need to take care of each other."
 
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I know that Trump likes to keep a clean building, no TRASH allowed!
Posted by maleman on Wed, 4/27/2011 6:24 AM
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What are you? In third grade? That's the most entertaining or educated comment you could come up with? Sheesh!
Posted by Tina Aguilar on Wed, 4/27/2011 8:22 AM
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Way to go, Rosie!!!!!
Posted by Milt on Wed, 4/27/2011 8:58 PM
i agree and all freedom loving people black,white ,brown etc,should boycott all trump entities....
Posted by chester on Wed, 4/27/2011 9:17 PM
This PC crap has destroyed this country. If you don't like the president, you're a racist. Lesbians and homos want to get married and I don't believe in it, I'm homophobic. If you don't agree with all the liberal BS in this country, there is something wrong with you. It's called freedom of speech. I have the right to think whatever I want, about whatever I'm want, and YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO TELL ME I'M WRONG BECAUSE YOU BELIEVE OTHERWISE! Rosie O is a loudmouth, idiot pig regardless of who she sleeps with. If you don't like it, fell free to be "Offended".
Posted by IhatePC on Wed, 4/27/2011 11:19 PM
Its people like IHATEPC that make our world the ugly place it is today. What are you afraid of??? what is it your business if two people who are the same sex and in love want to be married? How does it affect you or hurt?? thats right it doesnt. You are just a hateful person who needs to grow up. Its people who think and feel like you that caused the Holocaust. Get over yourself. Douchebag.
Posted by admorgan99 on Thu, 4/28/2011 1:11 AM
@Ihatepc: Homosexuality is an inborn trait. It can't be changed, just like heterosexuality or bisexuality can't be.

How is it *not* homophobic to deny legal rights and protections to LGBT people because of their sexual orientation?

You sound very confused.
Posted by redball on Thu, 4/28/2011 1:35 AM
"I'm not in favor of gay marriage," Trump recently said as he appealed to conservative voters. "They should not be able to marry."
If you don't see anything wrong with the above statements, try switching out the word 'gay' with 'interracial.' If you think there is a difference between the two, you are right. One discriminates against gays and the other discriminates against race. Either way, our constitution says discrimination is illegal. Whether you like the idea or not, it is wrong to allow one segment of the population to do something while denying other people the same right. Leave the moral judgment to your God.

As for boycotting someone because of their opinion, that is the American way. We speak with our money.

and just so all know, i do not support gays getting married. in fact, I oppose anyone getting married. it is an ancient, out dated practice that statistics show is not practical--how much money is being wasted on the royal wedding? and this money is for a ritual that statistics say has maybe a 50/50 chance (less if you take into consideration the groom grew up in a divorced household). and yes, i was married once. but she died before we got to the point of divorce.
Posted by RetiredNavyGuy on Thu, 4/28/2011 1:35 AM
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