Taylor Swift Fans Are Devastated After The Pop Star Pulled Out Of Melbourne Cup
Opinion was split when it was announced that Taylor Swift was going to take a break from her jam packed tour to fly to Australia to perform at a little event know as the Melbourne Cup.
Some were thrilled that their favourite hitmaker was going to dazzle on the day when the 'Race that Stops the Nation' plays out.
Others thought it wasn't the type of event that should attract such a celebrity and the day should be about horse racing.
Well, anti-Swifties will be delighted to know and fans will be devastated to read that the pop star has pulled out of the Melbourne Cup.
Regrettably, Taylor is no longer able to make it to this year's Melbourne Cup," promoter Michael Gudinski said in a statement at the weekend. "Changes to her Asian promo schedule have made it logistically impossible for her to be here."
The Victorian Racing Club is now offering refunds for anyone who bought a ticket based on the idea that the 'Shake It Off' singer was coming Down Under.
While it was blamed on her schedule, animal rights activists reckon they're responsible because they put up such a fight.
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Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses wrote on Facebook: "Taylor Swift has put money before compassion by agreeing to perform at the 2019 Melbourne Cup.
"Horses are being killed for gambling profits and entertainment. If Taylor Swift cares at all about other animals the way she appears to care about cats, she will cancel her show and make a strong statement that animal abuse is unacceptable."
She also copped a battering from her fans.
One person wrote on Twitter: "Hmm Taylor swift is performing at the Melbourne Cup which is the biggest Horse Racing Day in Australia. Horses die every single year from this race. Perform at pride or something gurl? Why this?"
A second fan added: "This is the worst PR decision Taylor Swift and her team have made in recent years to perform at the Melbourne Cup. As a fan and Melbourne resident, I am genuinely disgusted and disappointed."
A third said: "As a stan I usually blindly support everything Taylor Swift does but I just can't get behind her singing at the Melbourne Cup. It's passive support of a terrible corrupt industry and I just hope she's uninformed."
There's no word on who will be asked to sub in for Swift at the Melbourne Cup, which will take place on November 5.
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