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Mel C pulls out of New Year's Eve concert in Poland over 'issues brought to my attention'

Mel C pulls out of New Year's Eve concert in Poland over 'issues brought to my attention'
A picture of Melanie C singing during a performance for Together at Christmas carol service, an event that commemorates Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
PHOTO: Instagram/Melanie C

Mel C has pulled out of performing in a New Year's Eve concert in Poland.

Her move appears to be linked to the anti-LGBTQ+ views prevalent in the country, as the singer said she was cancelling her part in the gig as she had been made aware of "issues" that don't "align" with groups she supports.

The 48-year-old Spice Girls singer said on social media on Monday (Dec 26): "In light of some issues that have been brought to my attention, that do not align with the communities I support, I'm afraid I will no longer be able to perform in Poland as planned on New Year's Eve.

"I hope to be back there very soon. Hope you're all having a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for 2023."

Mel — born Melanie Jayne Chisolm — last month said she would not perform in Qatar over its human rights record.

Fans congratulated her for her principles following her post on the Poland concert.

Mel was last year honoured with the Celebrity Ally award at the British LGBT Awards.

Poland has been found to have the worst protections for LGBTQ+ people in the European Union, according to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association.

Same-sex marriage is not recognised in the mainly Catholic country, while some regions of the nation have put in place largely symbolic, "same-sex free zones" — prompting ambassadors of more than 50 countries to protest the move.

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