Skip to comments.Bruce Springsteen Cancels North Carolina Concert Over LGBT Legislation
Posted on 04/09/2016 8:34:43 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
"You can't start a fire. You can't start a fire without a spark!"
Bruce Springsteen fans in Greensboro, North Carolina, won't be dancing in the dark anytime soon, because The Boss canceled an upcoming concert. And you can blame the governor and state lawmakers.
Springsteen moved the concert in protest of the state's so-called "bathroom" law, which, among other things, forces transgender people to use the restroom associated with the gender on their birth certificates, not their gender identity.
Springsteen released a statement saying, "Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters."
The Boss is right: More than 80 business leaders, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Apple CEO Tim Cook, signed a letter calling for a repeal of the law.
And PayPal canceled plans to open an operations center in Charlotte because of the bill, taking 400 new jobs with it. The CEO released a statement saying the "new law perpetuates discrimination and it violates the values and principles that are at the core of PayPal's mission and culture."
Fans who bought tickets for Springsteen's show will get a refund.
I think they missed the next line:
“This gun’s for hire.”
Another reason for NCers to appreciate this legislation.
Is there some way we can help North Carolina and punish the persons, firms and entities trying to pressure them?
We see who the real bigot is.
So his “Jersey Girl” is a man?
Yay! Success! “Liberal ‘Entertainer’ Avoids Conservative Bastion.”
Someone on another thread suggested ticket sales were sluggish and this is the excuse to cancel the show. Might be right!
If your mental disorder is so bad that you can’t figure out how to go to the bathroom in public...
Would I go to a concert at a venue where the ladies room could be used by men who pretend they’re women? No, not if it meant being longer than I could avoid using a rest room.
Hundreds yawn at this has-been who has been replaying his 30-year-old tripe for years.
instead of a butthurt report, maybe we should make up a brucehurt report for widdle brucie...
Boycott them. Hit them where it hurts, in the pocketbook.
Never cared for the guy or his music. I will not be he forced to agree with the lgbt crowd.
Never liked him. Never will.
Does Bruce know he is a white man and is responsible for all of this anyway? No amount of atonement can wipe out his white guilt.
Even if he’s just dancing in the dark with “transwomen”.
I’ll bet Springsteen is a Bernshirt...
The draft dodger!!
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