Now, it seems we have to deal with former X Factor contestant and “Glitterball” singer Ella Henderson making an appearance at this year’s Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, something which has taken Twitter users by surprise.
Video footage of Henderson’s performance was shared by Scottish Conservatives member John White on Tuesday night, showing her singing a line from her debut single, “Ghost”.
However, the musician has come under fire for performing at the TikTok and UK Music-sponsored event, with some referencing the fact she performed at this year’s Brighton Pride back in August and is now performing for a party “that makes queer lives a misery”.
At the time, Henderson said on Instagram: “Words don’t and won’t ever describe the love I have for the LGBTQ+ community! You are all forever a part of me and in my heart!
“I promise to do everything I can with my platform and voice to create awareness, cultivate change and mostly spread love, light and equality in honour of each and every one of you.”
\u201cFor some reason Ella Henderson performing at a tory conference is like my straw on the camels back. This countries simulation is so broken and we can\u2019t even have 2010s reality tv musicians anymore.\u201d
\u201cSorry but Ella Henderson got booked solidly by prides these last two years and then ends pride season with a performance at the Tory conference - just a few hours after their vile \u2018health\u2019 minister decided she couldn\u2019t be arsed rolling out more monkeypox vaccines??\u201d
— JON \u270c\ud83c\udffb (@JON \u270c\ud83c\udffb)
\u201cTaking money from the party that makes queer lives a misery means Ella Henderson should never be hired for another Pride event.\u201d
— Jack Duncan \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 (@Jack Duncan \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08)
\u201cNot Ella Henderson performing at the Tory party conference \ud83e\udd2e\u201d
\u201cSo prides aren\u2019t gonna be booking Ella Henderson again are they? Performing for Tory conference when they have rolled back on every promise and actively ignored people on the GRA reforms consultation is a load of sheeeeeiiite mate\u201d
— Divina De Campo stream DECODED (@Divina De Campo stream DECODED)