Macy Gray Solicits Advice From Fans On Whether to Perform in Israel
The soul singer received thousands of responses, and afterward, took to Twitter to reveal her decision.
Macy Gray values her fans' input.
"I'm getting alot [sic] of letters from activists urging/begging me to boycott by NOT performing in protest of Apartheid against the Palestinians," she wrote.
"What the Israeli government is doing to the Palestinians is disgusting, but I wanna go. I gotta lotta fans there I dont want to cancel on and I dont know how my NOT going changes anything. What do you think? Stay or go?"
After receiving thousands of responses from fans, Gray took to Twitter to reveal her ultimate decision. "Dear Israel fans. Me and the band will be there in 20 days. Can't wait. See you then. Peace," she wrote.
While Israelis and Palestinians have been sparring for decades, a U.S.-fronted initiative to bring true peace to the two region has made little progress.
Gray isn't the only one who faced such a dilemma. Elvis Costello axed plans to play in Israel due to "grave and complex" sensitivities, and Vanessa Paradis canceled an upcoming February show.
Reuters contributed to this report.