Nick Jonas Says He Wanted To “Make A Bold Statement” By Cancelling Tour In N. Carolina

Nick Jonas stopped by the Ellen DeGeneres show where he talked about his single life, the Met Gala, and his joint decision to cancel a North Carolina with Demi Lovato show after the state passed a discriminatory anti-LGBT bathroom bill.

“We had to make a bold statement, put our foot down and stand for something we believe in,” Nick told Ellen.

“Demi and I had a lot of conversations, together and with the team, about the best way to handle it because it’s an incredibly frustrating situation we are all in,” he added. “We are very aware of our strong LGBT community fan base and the support they’ve given us and the support that we want to give them.”

“It’s unfortunate for the fans there and for us, because we want to go perform is as many places as possible. But in our minds, it’s the right thing to do and hopefully, our fans are standing on it with us.”

Signed into law by Governor Pat McCrory on 23 March, House Bill 2 bans all cities from passing local anti-discrimination ordinances and also bans trans people from using their preferred bathroom.

Watch a clip of Nick’s interview with Ellen below:

Also, check out his performance of “Close” below: