Appearing last week on Ellen DeGeneres'
daytime talk show, singer Nick Jonas explained that he was
“incredibly frustrated” by a North Carolina law that targets the
Jonas and Demi Lovato canceled shows in
Raleigh and Charlotte over passage of House Bill 2, which blocks
cities from approving LGBT protections and prohibits transgender
people from using the bathroom of their choice in government
buildings, including schools.
“It’s an incredibly frustrating
situation overall,” Jonas said. “We are very aware of our strong
LGBT community fanbase and the support they've given us and the
support we want to give them.”
“This was a time where I feel like we
said we have to make a bold statement, put our foot down and stand
firm in something we believe in and it’s unfortunate for the fans
there and for us because we want to go play as many shows as
possible,” he added.
Other artists who have canceled shows
over the law include Bruce