Musician Bryan Adams has cancelled a concert in Mississippi to protest the US state’s passing of anti-gay laws.
In a statement, Bryan slammed Mississippi’s recently-passed “religious liberty” bill, which allows anyone to deny LGBTI people services for religious reasons.
“I find it incomprehensible that LGBT citizens are being discriminated against in the state of Mississippi,” Bryan wrote on Facebook.
“I cannot in good conscience perform in a State where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation.”
He said he was cancelling his April 14 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.
“Using my voice I stand in solidarity with all my LGBT friends to repeal this extremely discriminatory bill,” he wrote.
“Hopefully Mississippi will right itself and I can come back and perform for all of my many fans. I look forward to that day.”
Bryan’s announcement comes after Bruce Springsteen cancelled a North Carolina concert on the weekend to protest the state’s anti-gay “bathroom laws” targeting transgender people.
Ellen DeGeneres also condemned the Mississippi laws in a recent monologue on her talk show.
See Bryan’s Facebook post below: