Heavy metal band Slipknot took to Facebook on Monday (Aug. 1) to express their frustration with North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law, but assured fans the band will not cancel their show set for Tuesday in Charlotte.
“When we started this tour, we had reservations about playing in North Carolina because of a law recently passed there called HB2,” wrote the band. “The law halts the rights of LGBTQ people, doesn’t allow for cities to pass a living wage for the working class.”
Slipknot made clear in the statement that the band stands for equal opportunities for everyone and that the HB2 law — which reverses local ordinances that protects LGBT people and also prevents transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice — “flies in the face of those values.”
“Our fans in North Carolina deserve better, so we decided not to cancel. We don’t care where you pee-just please flush. It’s pretty simple, really.”
The band is also partnering with Equality NC, an LGBTQ advocacy group in the Southern state fighting the law.