Today, Al Awda and related organizations sent out this Action Alert
Macy Gray publicly contemplating the BDS call – contact her on Facebook!
Macy Gray published this on her official Facebook page:
“I’m booked for 2 shows in Tel Aviv. I’m getting alot of letters from activists urging/begging me to boycott by NOT performing in protest of Apartheid against the Palestinians. 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 …dont know how my NOT going changes anything. What do you think? Stay or go?”
If you have a Facebook account it may be good to comment (you have to “LIKE” her page…).
The address for her official page is:
Poor Macy has since fielded over 2,000 comments. Will she read them? I doubt it, but I can't help but think about the consequences other performers have faced by making the decision to honor their music and their fans by keeping their commitment to play in Israel. Pete Seegers facebook page has been hijacked for nearly three months. Jethro Tull faced the same treatment.
Why do people think that preventing musicians from playing in Israel will advance the cause of the Palestinians?
0ver. 3,500 comments on Macy Gray's Facebook page now.