According to a media statement by Mushroom Events, Taylor Swift will no longer be performing for the Melbourne Cup in November.
Michael Gudinski from Mushroom Events said, “Regrettably, Taylor is no longer able to make it to this year’s Melbourne Cup. Changes to her Asian promo schedule have made it logistically impossible for her to be here. To all of Taylor’s fans, we hope to see Taylor in Australia in 2020.”
This announcement follows recent criticism of her attendance. The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses asked her to cancel because of the animal abuse that happens at the event.
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