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& # 39; If she breaks a leg on stage, will we shoot her? & # 39; Taylor Swift faces a backlash from animal rights activists after announcing that she is the & # 39; cruel & # 39; Melbourne Cup horse race will head
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Pop superstar Taylor Swift has been criticized by animal rights activists after announcing that she will be the lead article in Australia & # 39; s most prestigious horse racing event: the Melbourne Cup.

The ten-fold Grammy winner, who has a rumor of $ 360 million, will take two numbers for & # 39; the race that stops a nation & # 39; perform at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday November 5.

But fans of the 29-year-old singer have their & # 39; disappointment & # 39; pronounced on Twitter that she will go to the Melbourne Cup because of the & # 39; cruel & # 39; character of the sport.

& # 39; If she breaks a leg on stage, will we shoot her? & # 39; Taylor Swift faces a backlash from animal rights activists after announcing that she is the & # 39; cruel & # 39; Melbourne Cup horse race will head

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& # 39; If she breaks a leg on stage, will we shoot her? & # 39; Taylor Swift faces a backlash from animal rights activists after announcing that she is the & # 39; cruel & # 39; Melbourne Cup horse race will head

A concerned fan tweeted: & # 39; Dear Taylor, cancel this performance right away! The Melbourne Cup promotes animal abuse and every year a horse dies from the cruelty of that event. & # 39;

Another person wrote: & # 39; If she cares about her fans, she will cancel. Horse racing is disgusting and cruel. (Taylor), please cancel … (This is a) terrible career move. & # 39;

& # 39; I have always supported you, but the Melbourne Cup? I can not do that. It's just cruel, & # 39; wrote a third fan.

Announcement: the ten-fold Grammy winner will take two numbers before & # 39; the race that stops a nation & # 39; perform at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday November 5. Pictured: two horses cross the finish line during last year's Melbourne Cup on November 6, 2018

Announcement: the ten-fold Grammy winner will take two numbers before & # 39; the race that stops a nation & # 39; perform at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday November 5. Pictured: two horses cross the finish line during last year's Melbourne Cup on November 6, 2018

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Announcement: the ten-fold Grammy winner will take two numbers before & # 39; the race that stops a nation & # 39; perform at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday November 5. Pictured: two horses cross the finish line during last year's Melbourne Cup on November 6, 2018

& # 39; Terrible Career Step & # 39 ;: Fans of the 29-year-old singer have their & # 39; disappointment & # 39; said she is going to the Melbourne Cup because of the & # 39; cruel & # 39; character of the sport

& # 39; Terrible Career Step & # 39 ;: Fans of the 29-year-old singer have their & # 39; disappointment & # 39; said she is going to the Melbourne Cup because of the & # 39; cruel & # 39; character of the sport

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& # 39; Terrible Career Step & # 39 ;: Fans of the 29-year-old singer have their & # 39; disappointment & # 39; said she is going to the Melbourne Cup because of the & # 39; cruel & # 39; character of the sport

A similar tweet read: & # 39; (I am) a little annoyed that the incredible Taylor Swift sheds its support as the terrible & # 39; sport & # 39; of horse racing (also called day of torture of animals) at Melbourne Cup. & # 39;

Several fans predicted that Taylor & # 39; s performance would be a & # 39; PR disaster & # 39; for the singer, who has only recently recovered from the barrage of negative press she received in 2016 during her public feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

One person tweeted: & # 39; This is the worst PR decision that Taylor Swift and her team have made in recent years to perform at the Melbourne Cup. As a fan and as a resident of Melbourne, I am genuinely disgusted and disappointed. & # 39;

VIP treatment: international famous guests are a regular part of the Melbourne Cup, with previous visitors including Sam Smith (shown in 2018), Paris Jackson and Paris Hilton

VIP treatment: international famous guests are a regular part of the Melbourne Cup, with previous visitors including Sam Smith (shown in 2018), Paris Jackson and Paris Hilton

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VIP treatment: international famous guests are a regular part of the Melbourne Cup, with previous visitors including Sam Smith (shown in 2018), Paris Jackson and Paris Hilton

Warning: several fans predicted that Taylor & # 39; s occur a & # 39; PR disaster & # 39; s for the singer, who has only recently recovered from the barrage of negative press she received in 2016 during her public feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Warning: several fans predicted that Taylor & # 39; s occur a & # 39; PR disaster & # 39; s for the singer, who has only recently recovered from the barrage of negative press she received in 2016 during her public feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Warning: several fans predicted that Taylor & # 39; s occur a & # 39; PR disaster & # 39; s for the singer, who has only recently recovered from the barrage of negative press she received in 2016 during her public feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

& # 39; She doesn't mind ... animal abuse & # 39 ;: Another fan said that Taylor & # 39; s decision to support horse racing proves that she has a moral blind spot when it comes to animal abuse

& # 39; She doesn't mind ... animal abuse & # 39 ;: Another fan said that Taylor & # 39; s decision to support horse racing proves that she has a moral blind spot when it comes to animal abuse

& # 39; She doesn't mind … animal abuse & # 39 ;: Another fan said that Taylor & # 39; s decision to support horse racing proves that she has a moral blind spot when it comes to animal abuse

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Another fan said that Taylor & # 39; s decision to support horse racing proves that she has a moral blind spot when it comes to animal abuse.

They wrote on Twitter: & # 39; She claimed support for Democrats, LGBT people and human rights. But she doesn't mind the fact that the Melbourne Cup is notorious for promoting animal abuse. & # 39;

Taylor's fans were also furious with Facebook, with one person making a rather unsavory joke about racehorses being dropped after injuring themselves.

& # 39; If she breaks a leg on stage, will we shoot her? & # 39; they responded below to a news article about the Melbourne Cup performance.

& # 39; Pretty disappointed that she would support this, & # 39; wrote another fan, calling for the damning answer: & # 39; Must be a good payday for her. & # 39;

Recoil: Taylor & # 39; s fans were also furious on Facebook, with one person making a rather unsavory joke about racehorses being dropped after injuring themselves
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Recoil: Taylor & # 39; s fans were also furious on Facebook, with one person making a rather unsavory joke about racehorses being dropped after injuring themselves

Recoil: Taylor & # 39; s fans were also furious on Facebook, with one person making a rather unsavory joke about racehorses being dropped after injuring themselves

Crass: & # 39; If she breaks a leg on stage, will we shoot her? & # 39; the Facebook user commented, giving rise to the destructive answer: & # 39; Must be a good payday for her & # 39;

Crass: & # 39; If she breaks a leg on stage, will we shoot her? & # 39; the Facebook user commented, giving rise to the destructive answer: & # 39; Must be a good payday for her & # 39;

Crass: & # 39; If she breaks a leg on stage, will we shoot her? & # 39; the Facebook user commented, giving rise to the destructive answer: & # 39; Must be a good payday for her & # 39;

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Meanwhile, the Coalition For The Protection of Racehorses quickly got off the ground with a social media campaign asking Taylor to say #NupToTheCup.

& # 39; Taylor Swift has placed money above compassion by agreeing to participate in the 2019 Melbourne Cup, & # 39; placed the group online in the aftermath of the announcement.

& # 39; Horses are killed because of gambling winnings and entertainment. If Taylor Swift cares entirely for other animals, as she seems to care for cats, she will cancel her show and make a strong statement that animal abuse is unacceptable. & # 39;

Despite the backlash, Neil Wilson, chief executive officer of Victoria Racing Club, said the organization was thrilled to have Taylor in Flemington for the $ 8 million race.

& # 39; It's phenomenal to think that you can come to Flemington and not just watch the race that stops a nation, but that you can be one of & # 39; sees the world's largest – if not the largest – entertainer act for the cost of a general admission ticket, & said Wilson.

Campaign: The Race Horse Protection Coalition also got off the ground quickly with a social media campaign asking Taylor to say #NupToTheCup
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Campaign: The Race Horse Protection Coalition also got off the ground quickly with a social media campaign asking Taylor to say #NupToTheCup

Campaign: The Race Horse Protection Coalition also got off the ground quickly with a social media campaign asking Taylor to say #NupToTheCup

Taylor & # 39; s latest album, Lover, is Australia's best-selling album for this year and has already generated more than a billion streams in the country.

Her Melbourne Cup performance is the only public appearance of Swift in Australia.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Victoria Racing Club and Taylor Swift's publicist Tree Paine for comment.

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