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Ringo Starr cancels North Carolina gig over anti-LGBT law

By Ben Kelly

Ringo Starr has cancelled his upcoming North Carolina performance, in opposition to the passing of the anti-LGBT ‘House Bill 2’.

The bill prevents transgender people from using the bathroom which correlates to the gender with which they associate, and has already seen North Carolina boycotted by other musicians like Bruce Springsteen, and even the adult website xHamster, who have blocked access to their content from within the state.

A statement released on behalf of the 75-year-old former Beatles drummer last night said, “Like Bruce Springsteen and other fellow artists, Ringo stands with those fighting against the bigotry of HB2.”

Ringo himself stated, “I’m sorry to disappoint my fans in the area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred. Spread peace and love.”

He has asked that his fans support organisations which are fighting to overturn the law in whatever way they can.

He finished his statement with the classic Beatles lyric, “All you need is love.”

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