Ringo Starr has canceled a concert in
Cary, North Carolina over a law he criticized as discriminatory.
House Bill 2, approved last month
during a one-day special session, blocks cities from enacting
ordinances that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation
or gender identity and bars students attending public institutions
from using the bathroom that does not conform to their gender at
“I'm sorry to disappoint my fans in
the area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred,” Starr
wrote in a Facebook post. “Spread peace and love.”
“How sad that they feel that this
group of people cannot be defended,” he added.
The All Starr Tour Show was set to
arrive June 18th in Cary at the Koka Booth Amphitheater.
Bruce Springsteen took a similar stand
last week, while Bryan
Adams has canceled a show in Mississippi to protest a similar law.
Van Zandt: North Carolina cancellation about stopping spread of “evil