Ex-Spice Girl Mel C cancels New Year’s concert in Poland

The singer, who was to perform in a show for Polish television on New Year’s Eve, canceled due to “problems that do not correspond to the communities that[elle] support”.

Melanie Chisholm, better known as Mel C, will not sing on Polish television. The ex-Spice Girl, who was to perform on a channel in Poland for the New Year, indicated on December 26 in a press release relayed on Twitter, that she was giving up “in the light of certain problems which have been brought to [son] attention, and which do not correspond to the communities that[elle] support”.

“I hope to come back very soon,” she adds.

Awarded in 2021 at the British LGBT Awardsthe ex-Sporty Spice is a strong supporter of the LGBT cause and says she is close to the queer, non-binary and transgender community.

“Zones without LGBT ideology”

The rights of LGBT people have been particularly threatened in Poland in recent years. “LGBTI people have been increasingly attacked by ruling politicians, religious leaders and other public figures in Poland,” notes the International. Lesbian and Gay Association on its site, which lists the various attacks over the years against LGBT rights.

“This has resulted in a dangerous and false portrayal of LGBTI people as a threat to children and as a threat to Christianity.”

In September 2021, under pressure from the European Commission, which had launched an infringement procedure against the country, Poland renounced its “LGBT ideology-free zones” decreed by certain local authorities. A hundred local authorities representing around a third of Polish territory, had adopted there since 2019 an “anti-LGBT ideology” resolution or a “charter of family rights”.

Mel C has released eight solo albums since splitting from the Spice Girls in 2001. In 2019, she released the single high heelsin collaboration with the drag queen collective Sink the Pink.

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