Las Vegas headliner Terry Fator has been asked to drop his Donald Trump puppet from his ventriloquism show.
Fator has used Puppet Trump as a staple in his shows for years. This week the Mirage asked him to pull the puppet from his act to avoid creating any political divide that has already polarized much of the country.
“They said, ‘This political season is very, very, very rough and it’s going to get nastier. Would you mind?’ I said, ‘Fine, I’ll do it,’” Fator stated.
Fator adds that this is the first time that the hotel has asked him to make any changes in his show.
“When they ask politely, I do it,” he said. “We have a good relationship. It’s a give and takes. I’m not a diva. I’m not going to go off and say, ‘Screw you’ when they ask me to do something.”
Though the Trump puppet is gone from Fator’s upcoming Christmas show, “A Very Terry Christmas 2, The Sequel,” and regular shows, he says you can still see the puppet on his Instagram posts and YouTube videos.
There will be plenty of other celebrity puppets in Fator’s lineup including Frank Sinatra, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Justin Bieber, David Bowie, and Bing Crosby.
Fator has made some other changes to his show this year. He got rid of his band and his wife left the show because she was tired of guest-starring with comedian Fred Willard. Fator is in his 11th year of headlining at the Mirage.