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Maroon 5 cancels concert in North Carolina due to HB 2

Maroon 5 cancels concert in North Carolina due to HB 2

Maroon 5 won’t be playing concerts in North Carolina.

The band has announced that it has canceled upcoming shows in Charlotte and Raleigh because of House Bill 2, the state’s new anti-LGBTI law.

‘This was a difficult decision for us to make as a band,’ they said on their website.

‘We don’t want to penalize our fans in North Carolina by not performing for them, but in the end it comes down to what we feel is morally right as WE FEEL EVERYONE SHOULD BE TREATED EQUALLY.’

The controversial law removes local legal protections for LGBTI people and prohibits transgender people from using public facilities that correspond to their gender identity.

The federal government is suing the state and its governor, Pat McCrory, for implementing the controversial law which has pushed the issue of bathroom bills to the forefront.

So far, McCrory has continued to defend the law.

Maroon 5 Lead singer Adam Levine has a brother, Michael, who is gay.

‘I can single-handedly dispel any ideas that sexuality is acquired,’ he once said in an interview.

‘Trust me, you’re born with it. My brother is gay, and we knew when he was two. We all knew.’

His band is the latest is a growing list of high-profile acts to cancel concerts in North Carolina.

Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Ringo Starr, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato and Itzhak Perlman have also canceled concerts in protest.