Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Macy Gray under attack for playing in israel

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.


  1. Now close to 4,500 comments. And its getting ugly. Uglier, I should say.

    It wasn't just Al Awda that sent this out- dozens of Islamic groups did as well. If Macy Gray thought she'd hear from her fans this way, she was sadly mistaken.

  2. Fatima- Have you seen this yet? Its from a jewish paper.

    Singer Macy Gray, after asking fans in a Facebook message whether to cancel her concert dates in Tel Aviv, said on Twitter that she will play in Israel as scheduled.

    "Dear Israel fans. Me and the band will be there in 20 days. Can't wait. See you then. Peace," read the Twitter message sent Wednesday night by the R&B and soul singer.

    Gray is scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv on Feb. 11 and 12.


  4. Over 10,000 comments now.

  5. Nero