80’s has-been Bryan Adams joins others in boycotting Mississippi…all 20 people who bought tickets to his show might be upset. Oy!
Canadian rocker Bryan Adams canceled a planned concert in Mississippi this week over the state’s recent passage of what he called the “extremely discriminatory, anti-LGBT” Religious Liberty bill.
In a statement posted to his official website, the 56-year-old musician said he “cannot in good conscience” perform a concert in a state “where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation.”
Adams had been scheduled to perform at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi on Thursday.
“I find it incomprehensible that LGBT citizens are being discriminated against in the state of Mississippi,” Adams wrote, adding:
Therefore I’m canceling 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.
Earlier this month, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1523 — also known as the Religious Liberty bill — into law, shortly after the legislation passed the state legislature. The law allows religious organizations and some private businesses to refuse service to LGBT people based on their religious beliefs. The law also bars local communities in the state from enacting their own anti-discrimination ordinances, and mandates that transgender people use public restrooms that correspond with their biological sex.
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