Norman Lear says he will attend the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony, but not the traditional gathering hosted by the President of the United States before it.
"Of course, I'm accepting the honors. What I'm not accepting is the @WhiteHouse reception with @realDonaldTrump."
Honorees typically attend a reception at the White House before the gala, then sit with the president and his spouse during it and go to dinner with the first couple after it.
This year's honorees are Lear, Carmen de Lavallade, Gloria Estefan, LL Cool J and Lionel Richie.
The network is scheduled to broadcast the Dec. 3 ceremony on Dec. 26.
Lear, 95, is best known as the producer of "All in the Family," "Good Times," "One Day at a Time," "The Jeffersons," "Spinal Tap," "Stand By Me" and "The Princess Bride."