Ringo Starr has followed in the footsteps of Bruce Springsteen by calling off his concert in North Carolina over the anti-gay ‘bathroom law...
Ringo Starr’s US Gig Down The Pan Over Anti-Gay ‘Bathroom Law’
The former Beatles drummer has made the decision not to play his planned gig on June 18 at the Koka Booth Amphitheater in protest over the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which decides which toilet a transgender person can use.
A statement on the venue’s website about the drummer, below, reads: ‘Ringo Starr cancels his North Carolina performance in opposition to the passing of HB2. Like Bruce Springsteen and other fellow artists, Ringo stands with those fighting against the bigotry of HB2.
‘Ringo states, “I’m sorry to disappoint my fans in the area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred. Spread peace and love.” 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.