The performance art troupe Blue Man Group is walking away from its North Carolina concerts.
The group issued a statement yesterday, 22 April, saying it respected ‘every individual’s right to live a dignified, vibrant life in full color. As such, we are joining the growing list of entertainment professionals in protest of North Carolina’s HB2 law.’
The concerts were scheduled for Charlotte, from 17 June to 19 June.
HB2, signed by Governor Pat McCrory, bans all local LGBTI rights ordinances in the state and was pushed forward to override an ordinance in Charlotte that would have allowed transgender people to use the bathroom of their gender identification.
Artists like Boston, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, and Ringo Starr have called off gigs in the Tar Heel State. Cyndi Lauper, Joel McHale, and Mumford & Sons performed (or will in the future), promising to donate funds to local LGBTI organizations.
h/t: ABC News