Bryan Adams Cancels Mississippi Concert After Anti-LGBT Laws Pass

It was just this weekend that Bruce Springsteen cancelled his performance in North Carolina due to their controversial anti-LGBT laws, in which it dictates which bathroom a transgender person can use. Titled House Bill 2, or HB2 (or even “the bathroom law”), Springsteen cancelled the show in a sign of support for those who cannot be heard, and now that seems to be rippling through the music community as Bryan Adams cancels a performance in Mississippi for the same reason.

Just three days out from his scheduled performance, Adams has taken to Facebook to announce he will not be performing due to the passing of the “Religious Liberty” bill, aka bill 1523- a bill that allows businesses, individuals, and religiously affiliated organisations to refuse service to anyone who offends someone’s “sincerely held religious belief,” such as LGBT people, single mothers, with no recourse for those who have been the victim of such a law (the people who have been refused service).

Adams wrote, “Mississippi has passed anti-LGBT ‘Religious Liberty’ bill 1523. I find it incomprehensible that LGBT citizens are being discriminated against in the state of Mississippi. I cannot in good conscience perform in a State where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation.”

“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.”

Check out the full statement below and for more information on bill 1523, head here.

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