Ringo Starr announced through social media Wednesday that he would cancels his June 18th concert at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary in opposition to House Bill 2.
The statement on Starr’s Facebook page read:
Ringo states, “I’m sorry to disappoint my fans in the area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred. Spread peace and love.”
This law opens the door to discrimination everywhere by limiting anti-discrimination laws against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Ringo adds, “How sad that they feel that this group of people cannot be defended.”
The former Beatles’ drummer is asking fans to support organizations that are working to overturn the law.
The announcement comes one day after Governor Pat McCrory issued an executive order in hopes of diffusing some of the anger surrounding the law.