Following the lead of Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr has canceled an upcoming show in North Carolina in protest of recently passed discriminatory legislation in the state.
"I'm sorry to disappoint my fans in the area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred," Starr said in a statement. "Spread peace and love.”
Starr was slated to play Cary, N.C. on June 18.
... The controversial legislation prevents in-state municipalities from passing their own anti-discrimination regulations. It also prevents transgender individuals from using the bathroom for the sex with which they identify.
The situation bothers Starr, he said.
“How sad that they feel that this group of people cannot be defended," Starr said in his statement.