Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato have canceled their upcoming tour dates in North Carolina in protest of North Carolina’s controversial Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act (HB2) law. Widely perceived as being anti-LGBTQ, the stars join artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and Boston as acts who have recently pulled the plug on North Carolina shows in response to the new law.
“After much thought and deliberation, we have decided to cancel our Honda Civic Tour: Future Now shows in Raleigh and Charlotte. One our our goals for the tour has always been to create an atmosphere where every single atendee feels equal, included, and accepted for who they are,” they wrote in part in a statement posted on both of their Twitter accounts.
Read the full statement below.
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) April 25, 2016