Cirque du Soleil cancels North Carolina gigs over HB2
Cirque du Soleil has cancelled gigs in North Carolina over the state’s new anti-LGBT law.
The famed circus troupe tweeted to say that it would not perform in the state, since the law was passed and signed by Governor Pat McCrory.
As well as allowing discrimination against LGBT people, the bill, passed in a specially called session, actually rolled back pre-existing local protections for LGBT rights.
Cirque du Soleil tweeted on Friday: “#CirqueduSoleil is opposed to discrimination in any form. Due to #HB2, we are canceling shows in #NorthCarolina”.
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The troupe also posted a longer statement on Facebook condemning the law.
Springsteen was even accused of using “bully tactics” for cancelling the concert by one of the state’s Representatives.
But dozens of celebrities and hundreds of fans came to the defence of Springsteen, commending him for taking a stand.