Audra McDonald has won more Tony awards for her stage performances than any other individual in history. She's worked with everyone from the Berlin Philharmonic to Shonda Rhimes. It's safe to say she's sung a song or two in her day. But now, she's looking for a new one. The Trump administration recently prohibited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from using 7 commonplace terms in their official documents. When McDonald heard about the words, which include "fetus," "diversity," and "science-based," she decided a new tune was in order:
🎼 Fetus, Transgender, Diversity, Vulnerable, Entitlement, Science-based, Evidence-based 🎶— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) December 16, 2017
Someone write me a song with these words and I’ll sing it.
I’m writing one, too! The more songs the better!— Ann Hampton Callaway (@annhcallaway) December 17, 2017
After every lie Trump’s tried to feed us.— Luke Adams 🎤 (@luketadams) December 17, 2017
Now, he decrees we can’t say fetus.
This orange, Oval Office pretender,
Couldn’t even spell Transgender.
We’ll throw Trump’s ban back in his face.
We were vulnerable to Putin’s plans,— Luke Adams 🎤 (@luketadams) December 17, 2017
But now it’s time to make a stand.
The people at the CDC
Know that strength comes from diversity.
We are not broken, only bent.
Our freedom is no entitlement.
(Tune if Favorite Things) 🎶Science Based, vulnerable, fetus, transgender. Trump screws with waiters and cops and bartenders. Diversity halted, Vlad’s praises he sings. Let’s hope impeachment does come by the spring!🎶— James Marhold (@jimmarhold) December 16, 2017
Maybe just this, to the tune of "Summertime"?— Adam Feldman (@FeldmanAdam) December 16, 2017
Entitlement, fetus, science-based
Hope it is the 2017 equivalent of “We are the world” and that it stays on the top 10 charts for months.— MAVS (@MAVS339) December 17, 2017