Bruce Springsteen Cancels North Carolina Concert Over Bathroom Law

The Boss was scheduled to play a show in Greensboro but cancelled it, saying the law "attacks the rights of LGBT citizens."
2:26 | 04/09/16

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♪ This gun's for hire ♪ The boss bowing out, just days before a big concert in North Carolina, Bruce Springsteen's surprise move is a protest against the state's so-called bathroom law. Yeah, critics say it discriminates against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. And Springsteen is not the only big name speaking out. ABC's kendis Gibson is here with more. Hey, kendis. Cecilia and Dan, good morning. Of course, this sis a huge issue with the lgbt community. Springsteen calls this the strongest means he has to raise his voice and push back and that means thousands of Carolina fans won't get to see the 66-year-old legend. ♪ Want to change my clothes ♪ Reporter: The boss taking a stand against the controversial new law in North Carolina canceling his show in Greensboro only 48 hours before taking the stage. ♪ Born in the usa ♪ Reporter: The bill hb2 or the bathroom law has come under heavy fire from critics in recent days. In it individuals are required to use bathrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificate. Springsteen saying in a statement on his website "We have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday April 10th. Some things are more important than a rock show." Ellen DeGeneres tweeting "I love Bruce." The boss joins the ranks of companies like apple, Google, Yahoo! And paypal that pushed against against the new legislation calling for its repeal, even Charles Barkley voicing his distaste of this new law. I think the NBA should move the all-star game from there next year. Reporter: And other celebrities praising the boss for canceling his show. Melissa Mccarthy tweeting, "One more incredible reason to love Bruce Springsteen. Your integrity is inspiring." Along with Andy Cohen saying, "Thank, you Bruce, the true boss" and Richard Branson echoing it, "More important than a rock show, applaud Springsteen for canceling North Carolina gig over foul anti-lgbt law." ♪ I should point out all the tickets for the April 10th concert will be refunded. No word on whether he'll return to the tar heel state. Dan, Cecilia you. Sure you don't want to -- I did a move just before that in the commercial break. It was embarrassing. No. I wish we had captured that on camera. Skillful. It was a mix of Carlton and courteney cox. Yes. It was something to behold.

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