Politics Norman Lear, Who Created Bigoted Archie Bunker, Is Boycotting His Kennedy Center Honors Award Because of President Trump Norman Lear will not be in attendance as a honoree for the Kennedy Center Honors as a boycott to President Trump By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Twitter Joelle Goldstein is a TV Staff Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle oversees all things TV and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians, Dancing with the Stars and America's Got Talent for "work". Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 4, 2017 09:16 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Michael Rougier/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Norman Lear, the 95-year-old TV legend who created the bigoted Archie Bunker for 1970s sitcom All in the Family, is boycotting the Kennedy Center Honors – rather than receive the lifetime achievement award from President Donald Trump. The New York Times reports that Lear will be one of the few honorees to snub the prestigious honor, which takes place every year in Washington, D.C. and is usually a rare moment of bipartisan togetherness. Lear has been an outspoken critic of Trump, telling The Daily Beast that “Archie Bunker was far wiser of heart” than the president and that “Donald Trump is a thorough fool.” Michael Kovac/Getty According to the Times, Kennedy Center recipient Gloria Estefan, who was born in Cuba, will attend but plans to challenge President Trump on his immigration stance. The 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors will air Dec. 26 on CBS.