Many artists have cancelled their tour date in North Carolina to try and prove a point against the bathroom bill that has been passed in the state. Listen, I completely understand why people are disgusted with the bill. I don’t like to get into political debates on this blog but I will say I am one of those people who think the bill is wrong. It isn’t just about bathrooms, its about discriminating against people.
Now let me go into the whole people cancelling their shows in North Carolina. Like I said many artists have cancelled their tour dates in the state and Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato are the latest acts to do so.
This is the statement that they released:
Let me just state again, I do not agree with the HB2 law at all. I think it is disgusting and I believe we should be accepting towards other people and their rights and protection as well.
I don’t think that it is fair to fans in North Carolina though. They are punishing a whole state because of what lawmakers decided was right. I guarantee that not everyone in that state is homophobic and many are also disgusted with the law that has been placed. Personally, I don’t think it is fair to the fans that have already bought their tickets, were excited to see them play, and had nothing to do with the passing of the law.
I suggest everyone follow what Cyndi Lauper did, she put on her show and all of the proceeds when to LGBTQ groups in the state that are trying to fight the law. That is what these artists should do rather than punishing fans who had nothing to do with it.