Ringo Starr Cancels North Carolina Concert Over LGBT Law
April 13, 2016 at 2:55 PM (PT)
Another big music name has taken a stand against "religious liberty"/anti-LGBT rights laws, as legendary BEATLE drummer RINGO STARR has canceled his JUNE 18th solo concert in CARY, NC because of the passage of HB2. The announcement comes on the heels of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN canceling a NORTH CAROLINA concert (NET NEWS, 4/8) and BRYAN ADAMS canceling a MISSISSIPPI concert after that state passed similar legislation (NET NEWS, 4/11).
In a statement released by his management, STARR said, "I'm sorry to disappoint my fans in the area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred. Spread peace and love.”
The rest of the statement read:
This law opens the door to discrimination everywhere by limiting anti-discrimination laws against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
RINGO adds, “How sad that they feel that this group of people cannot be defended."
He asks that we all support organizations that are fighting to overturn this law in whatever way we can.
As CANNED HEAT sang, "Let’s work together."
And THE BEATLES said, "All you need is love."