Macy Gray asks Facebook fans: Should I boycott Israel?
'What the Israeli government is doing to the Palestinians is disgusting, but I wana go,' U.S. pop star writes to fans, asking them 'what do you think? Stay or go?'
Pop star Macy Gray wrote on her official Facebook page on Wednesday that she was deliberating whether or not she should perform in February in Israel, as she had received dozens of letters urging her to boycott the country.
"I'm getting a lot of letters from activists urging/begging me to boycott by NOT performing in protest of Apartheid against the Palestinians," Macy Gray wrote on her Wall.
"What the Israeli government is doing to the Palestinians is disgusting, but I wana go. I gotta lotta fans there I dont want to cancel on and I ...don't know how my NOT going changes anything. What do you think? Stay or go?" she asked her fans.
Gray is scheduled to perform two shows in Tel Aviv this February.
The star's Faceboook comment was answered by over 1,000 comments, some of which urged her to indeed heed to the call to boycott Israel. Some people identifying themselves as Israelis told her in response that she was not welcome in the country in any event.
Gray has performed in Israel several times over the past few years and has always been greeted by enthusiastic fans.
Earlier this week, French singer Vanessa Paradi, the wife of Hollywood mega star Johnny Depp, canceled her planned performance in Israel due to what she called professional problems. However reports that she had received threats from pro-Palestinian groups suggested that she cancelled the show because she did not want to get involved and decided to terminate her visit.