Duran Duran on Saturday criticized a North Carolina law that targets the LGBT community.

Standing in front of a giant electronic American flag that alternated between rainbow colors and transgender colors, lead singer Simon Le Bon condemned the law as “plain, old fashioned prejudice, fear and oppression” and pledged support to the LGBT community.

“Duran Duran is opposed to bigotry and discrimination in all of its ugly forms,” Le Bon said, “and so it follows that we are opposed to the basic premise of HB2.”

Band members also signed a petition calling for the repeal of House Bill 2 and encouraged fans to do the same.

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.

Le Bon said that the group considered canceling its show at the PNC Music Pavilion but “decided to go ahead both for the sake of our fans and to support those in North Carolina who feel as strongly as we do about this issue.”

Other acts, including Bruce Springsteen, Ani DiFranco, Ringo Starr and Cirque du Soleil, canceled shows in North Carolina to protest the law.