Bryan Adams said Monday that he was
canceling a show in Biloxi, Mississippi to protest a recently
approved law that he criticized as discriminatory.
According to Billboard, the
Canadian rocker was set to perform Thursday at the Mississippi Coast
“Mississippi has passed anti-LGBT
‘Religious Liberty’ bill 1523,” Adams wrote in an Instagram
post. “I find it incomprehensible that LGBT citizens are being
discriminated against in the state of Mississippi. I cannot in good
conscience perform in a State where certain people are being denied
their civil rights due to their sexual orientation. Therefore i’m
cancelling my 14 April show at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.”
“Using my voice I stand in solidarity
with all my LGBT friends to repeal this extremely discriminatory
bill. Hopefully Mississippi will right itself and I can come back and
perform for all of my many fans. I look forward to that day.
?#?stop1523?,” he added.
The law, signed last week by
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, allows religious organizations and
businesses related to the wedding industry to deny service to gay and
Adams is the second performer after
Bruce Springsteen to cancel a concert in protest against such laws.
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