Canadian rocker Bryan Adams went "Springsteen" on Mississippi cancelling his upcoming April 14 concert at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi in the aftermath of the signing into law of the “Religious Liberty” bill 1523, which legalizes anti-LGBT discrimination.
The law has been described as the most aggressive anti-LGBT legislation in the U.S.
From Adams' Instagram:
Mississippi has passed anti-LGBT ‘Religious Liberty’ bill 1523. I find it incomprehensible that LGBT citizens are being discriminated against in the state of Mississippi. I cannot in good conscience perform in a State where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation. Therefore i’m cancelling my 14 April show at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. Using my voice I stand in solidarity with all my LGBT friends to repeal this extremely discriminatory bill. Hopefully Mississippi will right itself and I can come back and perform for all of my many fans. I look forward to that day. #stop1523