‘Sporty Spice’ Mel C Cancels Poland Concert Due To ‘Issues Brought To My Attention’

Ex-Spice Girl Mel C has said she will no longer be performing at a planned New Year’s Eve show in Poland after being told about issues “that don’t align with the communities I support”.

The singer, better known as ‘Sporty Spice’ but whose real name is Melanie Chisholm, shared an update on her New Year’s plans, which had received backlash from the LGBTQ+ community.

“In light of some issues that have been brought to my attention, which 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,” he said. she declared. wrote on Twitter.

The Spice Girl added, “I hope to be back very soon. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and my best wishes for 2023.”

She did not provide details on why she dropped out of the TV gig for Polish public broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP), but the move was hailed by the LGBTQ+ community.

The broadcaster had been accused in recent years of making propaganda against the LGBTQ+ community.

Twitter users were quick to applaud Mel C for her wedding ring, with many calling her a “heroine.”

The famous ex-Spice Girl said she had to pull out of the New Year’s Eve show due to issues that don’t align with the communities she supports.
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Chrisholm, 48, has been seen as a strong supporter of LGBTQ+ rights, winning Celebrity Ally at the British LGBTQ Awards in 2021 and winning ‘Honorary Gay’ at the Attitude magazine awards this year.

While homosexuality has been legal in Poland since 1932, same-sex marriage and civil unions are not recognized and it is illegal for same-sex couples to adopt children.

In a statement, TVP said Chrisholm dropped the performance “under pressure from online comments.”

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Chrisholm has been seen as a strong supporter of LGBTQ+ rights.
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The singer, of Spice Girls fame, shared the news that her performance had been canceled on Twitter on Monday.
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“Melanie C is one of the many stars of this year’s ‘New Year’s Eve Dreams with Dwójka’, who accepted the invitation and signed a contract with Telewizja Polska and will celebrate the New Year with us, and today – under pressure from online comments – she unexpectedly quit the show,” the state broadcaster said.

“The company was surprised to learn of the artist’s change of project. TVP reminds that the New Year is a concert for all those who want to welcome the new year with fun.


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