Yet another band has added North Carolina to it’s “no-fly” list. Maroon 5 has just announced they will be canceling their shows in the state over an anti-LGBT law, which forces people to use the bathroom that matches the gender on their birth certificates.
The band, which includes Adam Levine on lead vocals, released a statement on their website to explain their decision.
“This was a difficult decision for us to make as a band. We don’t want to penalize our fans in North Carolina by not performing for them, but in the end it comes down to what we feel is morally right,” the statement read. “We feel everyone should be treated equally.”
The shows were scheduled to take place on September 11 and 12 in Raleigh.
A spokesman for the governor’s office said bands aren’t helping anything by disappointing fans.
“Hundreds of concerts have been successfully performed across North Carolina, including Beyoncé, over the past few weeks since the law passed,” he said. “The only people they are hurting by hypocritically targeting North Carolina for selective outrage are their fans and the hardworking men and women servicing these shows.”
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