Hollywood actor George Clooney on
Sunday panned a North Carolina law that targets the LGBT community.
Appearing on NBC's Meet the Press,
Clooney called the law “ridiculous.”
North Carolina's law, House Bill 2,
prohibits cities from approving LGBT protections and bars students
attending public institutions from using the bathroom that does not
conform to their gender at birth.
Host Chuck Todd asked Clooney whether
he approves of the tactics being used by Hollywood, big business and
celebrities to pressure lawmakers to repeal the law.
“I find these to be very effective,”
answered, “because these are big corporations that are
protesting. And when you have IBM and Walmart, of all people, and
General Electric, and people like that coming at you it affects
“You can see it, because we saw it
with Mike Pence in Indiana. We saw it with Jan Brewer in Arizona. I
think that they can have some great effect.”
“And I think the law is ridiculous,
of course,” he added.