Bruce Springsteen Cancels Show Over 'Bathroom Bill'

The Boss canceled a North Carolina show over law he called "discriminatory" against transgender people.
1:51 | 04/09/16

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Transcript for Bruce Springsteen Cancels Show Over 'Bathroom Bill'
And we turn now to the fallout over Bruce Springsteen's decision to abruptly cancel a North Carolina's concert. Tonight, the praise and the backlash pouring in from his own bandmates to a lawmaker who calls the boss a bully. Here's ABC's Ron Claiborne. Reporter: Tonight, a growing chorus of support for the boss who's pulling the plug on his North Carolina concert. You need to hurt them economically. That's the only thing they understand. You have to hurt people economically to have them do the right thing morally. This sort of thing is spreading like an evil virus around the country. Reporter: Springsteen and his band accusing the state of discriminating against transgender people, which requires a person to use the public restroom for the gender that's on their birth certificate. The rock legend saying, "Some things are more important than a rock show." The payment service paypal had been planning to build a global operations center in North Carolina. 400 new jobs right here in Charlotte. Reporter: Paypal says, not anymore. Another company, braeburn pharmaceuticals, says it is reconsidering a major expansion. Governor pat Mccrory refuses to back down. And that's frankly a policy and a standard that I think should remain. Reporter: But these reactions signal that North Carolina's move could sting economically, including the possible loss of next year's NBA all-star game in Charlotte, worth millions to local businesses. And that congressman who accused the boss of being a bully, he also said that Springsteen is acting like a child. Who gets upset and takes his ball and goes home. Republican mark walker said other pop groups scheduled to perform will go on with the show. More backlash to come, still, Ron. Moving on to a rescue that

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