Taylor Swift is no longer in the Melbourne Cup in 2019
The controversial horse racing event in Australia announced that the 29-year-old Grammy winner will be headlining in early September, but revealed on Saturday that downloaded.
The musician's decision comes after animal rights activists criticized Swift on social media for "endorsing animal abuse" by agreeing to comply.
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The Michael Gudinski Mushroom Events, which organizes the Cup, said in an online statement: "Unfortunately, Taylor can give up, Taylor, Cup in Melbourne. Changes to her Asian promo schedule made it logically impossible to be here. For all Taylor fans, we hope to see Taylor in Australia in 2020. "
Victoria Racing Club (VRC) CEO Neil Wilson added:" BPC has learned that Taylor Swift is no longer able to make the trip to Australia and therefore cannot be with us on the Melbourne Cup Day. Obviously this is disappointing for everyone. We understand the importance of pre-tournament fun and are excited to provide an update soon. "
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After Swift's name was attached to the event, Animals Jump Protection Coalition took to Twitter to cancel its show with its hashtag #NupToTheCup.
Six horses were killed while racing in the Melbourne Cup, including an Irish racing horse that was euthanized on the race track last year after breaking its shoulder.
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"With such a huge success, could he not easily afford it? , but to use the opportunity to help horses by speaking out against the cruelty of horses in the racing industry, "they continued." If Taylor Swift is at all interested in other animals the way she seems to care for cats, she will cancel his show and make a firm statement that animal abuse is unacceptable . "
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After learning the news, spokeswoman for the Horse Protection Coalition Christine Lee said she was happy with the decision." Taylor Swift canceling her performance was significant. Her fans did not want to see her support animal abuse, "she said.
There is no word yet on who will replace Swift on November 5.