Bruce Springsteen is canceling his North Carolina concert in response to the state’s new LGBT law.
That measure prohibits transgender individuals from using the restroom of their gender identity. It also bars local governments statewide from prohibiting discrimination in public places based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Springsteen, along with others on the far left, have derided the move as an attack on the LGBT community.
“Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry – which is happening as I write – is one of them,” he wrote.
Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) has fired back at Springsteen, saying “it’s disappointing he's not following through on his commitments.”
“Bruce is known to be on the radical left and he's got every right to be so, but I consider this a bully tactic,” Walker told The Hollywood Reporter.
“It's like when a kid gets upset and says he's going to take his ball and go home.”
Walker pointed out that the state will soon welcome other celebrities still slated to perform, including Def Leppard and Justin Bieber.
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