Ringo Starr, Bruce Springsteen Boycott North Carolina Over ‘Bathroom Law’
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Several worldwide famous celebrities, including Ringo Starr and Bruce Springsteen, and companies such as PayPal, Apple, and Facebook have announced they would boycott North Carolina until the state repeals its controversial, anti-LGBT law. The law, also known as HB2, invalidates all measures and efforts that were previously taken to protect the LGBT community. What’s more, it requires that people use public toilets that correspond to their birth sex.
Well, the former Beatle will have none of it. Starr, who was supposed to play at the Kika Booth Amphitheatre in Carey this June, announced he would not play in North Carolina. He apologized to his many fans for canceling the show, but added that ‘we need to take a stand against this hatred.’
Bruce Springsteen obviously agrees with him, as he’s pulled out of a gig ‘to fight against prejudice and bigotry.’ Cyndi Lauper, however, has decided to make her concert into ‘an entire day to build public support’ to remove the law, adding that she would give all the profits from the show to Equality North Carolina.