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Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato Cancel North Carolina Concerts Due to Discriminatory HB2 Law

Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato Cancel North Carolina Concerts Due to Discriminatory HB2 Law

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas have just announced that they cancelled their Future Now tour dates in Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina this summer due to the discriminatory HB2 law.

The bill is “blocking cities from allowing transgender individuals to use public bathrooms for the sex they identify as — as well as restricting cities from passing nondiscrimination laws more broadly,” CNN reports.

Demi and Nick announced the news simultaneously on their respective Instagram pages with a statement to their fans. The shows were supposed to take place on June 30 and July 2. Read it in full below.

#RepealHB2

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  • LadyRed

    Love that celebrities are doing this. Discrimination is wrong. Period. As for the arguments of predators pretending to be transgender to enter their victim’s restroom: I can see the merit in this. However, there is a solution (albeit a costly one, but a good one nonetheless). To deal with the transgender issue in my school, my college instituted transgender restrooms around the campus. They are private, one stall restrooms. However, they were a great compromise that ended all arguments on both sides.

  • Jennifer Fountain

    I understand having a passion for this movement but why are you punishing your fans because of this law? Their fans have nothing to do with this so why are they suffering. If these people were smart they would take this opportunity to tell the fans about the importance of changing this law.

  • Gina

    Perhaps they wanna give their tour a bit of publicity….

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  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Canceling performances do absolutely nothing in fact.

  • LadyRed

    It generates money for that state’s economy so, yes, it does do something.

  • LadyRed

    Concerts actually help generate money for that state’s economy. Grant it, it’s not enough to bankrupt the state. However, if several artists do this (and, if I’m correct, several have), it’s enough to hurt the economy a bit. In a way, it’s like boycotting.

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    For whole state all performances is some pennies. It’s just pr.

  • Jennifer Fountain

    So the solution is to hurt the economy, so employees of the venue don’t get paid. Take the opportunity to educate the people that can help change this law. Having people boycott businesses is just going to cause people to lose jobs and lose businesses. That’s not a solution.

  • Arrow 12

    I miss the good old days when we only needed two bathrooms (men and women). I feel discriminated.

  • Arrow 12

    I miss the good old days when we only needed two bathrooms (men and women). I feel discriminated.

  • LadyRed

    Boycotting is an effective tool as it hits people will it hurts the most.

  • LadyRed

    I disagree. In regards to the economy, you’re right. It’ doesn’t leave a big dent but it does leave a dent. Secondly, I get that fans who are against discrimination are hurt by this. However, people should stick up for what they believe in. In this case, these artists are against discrimination and should not have to play in a place that allows it. They are not trying to hurt their fans but stick up for what they believe in. Fans should appreciate that their artists have such strong convictions.

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    There is millions problems and discrimination issues in every country.

    Why they are focused on one problem? It’s not the biggest USA problem. Why Demi don’t speak up about free health service? Public transport? Petrol monopoly? Year long parental leave? Quality of a public education?

    I can’t understand how a cancelling of a show can be appreciated.

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