Even Canadians are stepping in to support the LGBT community in North Carolina!
While artists and companies like Bruce Springsteen, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ringo Starr, and, our personal fave, XHamster.com, have already cancelled their services in North Carolina due to their recent House Bill 2, the state just got more bad news from the gayest group yet.
That’s because Cirque du Soleil announced on Friday that they have cancelled upcoming tour stops in Greensboro, Charlotte, and Raleigh because of Gov. Pat McCrory‘s bigoted bill!
The Quebec-based theatrical group released a statement letting the North Carolina government know the error of their ways, saying:
“Cirque du Soleil strongly believes in diversity and equality for every individual and is opposed to discrimination in any form. The new HB2 legislation passed in North Carolina is an important regression to ensuring human rights for all. We therefore choose to cancel our scheduled performances of OVO in Greensboro (April 20-24) and our scheduled performances in Charlotte (July 6-10) and our scheduled performances of TORUK — Avatar in Raleigh (June 22-26).
Cirque du Soleil believes in equality for all. It is a principle that guides us with both our employees and our customers. We behave as change agents to reach our ultimate goal of making a better world with our actions and our productions. We sincerely hope that the customers that have purchased tickets for our performances in North Carolina will understand our motivation and we look forward to performing in North Carolina when this issue is addressed.”
But if you think this is just an empty threat, their website has already completely erased any mention of the three former NC weekends.
Do U think Cirque du Soleil made the right move to defend their LGBT brethren??
[Image via Cirque du Soleil/Instagram.]