Bryan Adams has won the praise of his fans after cancelling a show in Mississippi after the US state recently passed an anti-LGBT law.
The 56-year-old rockstar is making a political statement by refusing to perform at the Coast Coliseum this Thursday because he will not play a show in a state that discriminates against people’s sexual orientations.
Openly explaining his reasons for the cancellation, Bryan wrote on his Facebook page: “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.”
What a brilliant way to show his support to the LGBT community.
The so-called 'Religious Liberty’ bill is due to come into effect on July 1st and Bryan went on to say that he will only return to Mississippi if it is axed.
He added: “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.”
The move comes after fellow rocker Bruce Springsteen axed yesterday’s show in North Caroline over a similar law affecting the LGBT community.
The 66-year-old explained at the time: “Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry - which is happening as I write - is one of them.”