Former Beatle Ringo Starr has just canceled a concert scheduled for June in Cary, North Carolina, citing the Tar Heel State’s discriminatory anti-LGBT law signed by Gov. Pat McCrory.
“I’m sorry to disappoint my fans in this area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred. Spread peace and love,” the 75-year old singer-songwriter said in a statement:
JUST IN: Ringo Starr cancels show in North Carolina in light of the new "anti-LGBT" House Bill 2. pic.twitter.com/SQNUKSoDzl
— ABC News (@ABC) April 13, 2016
“How sad that they feel that this group of people cannot be defended,” his statement reads, adding a call for his fans to “support organizations that are fighting to overturn this law in any way we can.”
It concludes, “All you need is love.”
Earlier this month, singer Bruce Springsteen canceled his North Carolina concert in response to HB2.