Animal activists have referred to as on Taylor Swift to reverse her resolution to carry out on the Melbourne Cup after it was introduced she would sing two tracks from her album Lover within the mounting yard on 5 November.
“I can’t wait to return to Melbourne, and I can’t wait to return to the Melbourne Cup,” Swift informed the Herald Solar.
“I’ve heard a lot concerning the race.”
However the Coalition for the Safety of Racehorses has been fast off the mark with a marketing campaign to ask Swift to say #NupToTheCup on social media.
“Taylor Swift has put cash earlier than compassion by agreeing to carry out on the 2019 Melbourne Cup,” the group posted on-line within the wake of the announcement.
“Horses are being killed for playing earnings and leisure. If Taylor Swift cares in any respect about different animals the way in which she seems to care about cats, she’s going to cancel her present and make a powerful assertion that animal abuse is unacceptable.”
The chief government of the Victoria Racing Membership, Neil Wilson, mentioned the membership was thrilled to have Swift at Flemington for the $8m race.
“To assume you’ll be able to come to Flemington and watch not solely the race that stops a nation however see one of many world’s greatest – if not the largest – entertainer carry out for the price of a normal admission ticket is phenomenal,” Wilson mentioned.
Lover is Australia’s highest-selling album for the 12 months and has generated multiple billion streams within the nation already.
The efficiency might be Swift’s solely public look whereas in Australia.