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Ellie Goulding may skip NFL’s Salvation Army halftime show after LGBTQ backlash

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Pop star Ellie Goulding is threatening to pull out of the halftime show for the Buffalo Bills-Dallas Cowboys game on Thanksgiving Day after complaints from supporters of the LGBTQ community.

Ellie Goulding was announced last week as the featured artist for the holiday performance, which traditionally marks the kickoff of the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign, latimes.com reports.

«I have reached out to The Salvation Army and said that I would have no choice but to pull out unless they very quickly make a solid, committed pledge or donation to the LGBTQ community», Goulding wrote in a comment of her own. «I am a committed philanthropist as you probably know, and my heart has always been in helping the homeless, but supporting an anti-LGBTQ charity is clearly not something I would ever intentionally do. Thank you for drawing my attention to this».

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