Taylor Swift Cancels Performance at Melbourne Horse Race; Animal Rights Advocates Cheer

The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses had asked Swift not to perform at the Melbourne Cup. She hasn't commented on the reason for her cancellation

Taylor Swift canceled her performance at Australia's Melbourne Cup horse-racing event, the Victoria Racing Club announced in a news release, NBC News reported.

The 29-year-old pop star was slated to headline the Lexus Melbourne Cup Day on Nov. 5 but had to pull out of the event because "changes to her Asian promo schedule" made it logistically impossible for her to be here, a music-booking agency said in the release. 

"To all of Taylor’s fans, we hope to see Taylor in Australia in 2020," the agency said.

Swift has yet to comment publicly on her decision to pull out of the event.

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