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Macy Gray Polls Facebook Followers to Decide Whether to Boycott Israel or Perform Her Concert

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Pop singer Macy Gray recently scheduled some concerts in Israel. She soon received emails from fans telling her to boycott the nation to protest its treatment of Palestinians. Not wanting to alienate any group of fans more than necessary, Gray took the path of least resistance: she made a poll on Facebook to decided whether to do the shows or not. While Gray may not have wanted to hurt the feelings of Israeli fans, she didn't mince words in her feelings about the Israeli government. This is what she said in the Facebook post: 'I'm booked for 2 shows in TelAviv. 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

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