Here’s How Your Favorite Celebrities Reacted to the Passage Of All These ‘Anti-LGBTQ’ Laws


North Carolina and Mississippi recently passed bills that were ostensibly meant to better serve their populations, but have critics insisting that entire portions of those populations are now left vulnerable to massive discrimination. North Carolina passed a “bathroom bill” that not only bans trans* people from using the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity, but excludes all LGBTQ people from anti-discrimination protection. Mississippi passed a “religious liberty” bill that also allows for discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community.

New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo reacted swiftly to North Carolina’s new law, issuing an order that there is to be no non-essential state travel to the state. After Mississippi passed their law, he banned travel there, too. Money-exchange giant Paypal also canceled a massive expansion in North Carolina following the signing of their bill.

The blowback against Mississippi and North Carolina wasn’t restricted to the government and corporations, though. Plenty of celebrities and entertainers have spoken out.

Last Friday, Bruce Springsteen canceled a concert in North Carolina because “some things are more important than a rock show.”

This morning, Bryan Adams canceled an upcoming performance in Mississippi, too.

Here are some reactions to the laws from other influential figures:

There have also been public declarations of support. American Idol runner-up and Mississippi native La’Porsha Renae went on the record last week to say she didn’t agree with “that lifestyle.”

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