Selena Gomez will not cancel North Carolina tour despite controversial transgender bathroom law
6 June 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Raleigh, NC, United States (4E) – Many artists such as Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas have cancelled their upcoming appearances in North Carolina but the “Hands To Myself” songstress, Selena Gomez, will not be joining the band wagon despite the controversial transgender bathroom bill.
The former girlfriend of Justin Bieber is touring for her Revival album and she shared in a recent statement that she will push through with her appearance in the state.
She shared, "I am very fortunate to have grown up in a home where I learned from an early age that everyone should be treated equally. I went back and forth on whether I should cancel my concert in North Carolina and ultimately I think what is right for me is to move forward with my show and donate a portion of the proceeds to Equality North Carolina and their effort to defeat this act of discrimination."
North Carolina has seen a lot of performances being cancelled after the state implemented the transgender bathroom bill wherein transgender people are not allowed to use that bathroom that do not correspond with their gender on their birth certificate. The state is also being demanded by the Obama administration to stop the bill or else the schools implementing such will no longer receive federal funding.
Gomez added in her post that the venue she will be performing at has gender neutral bathrooms. She pointed out that she wants people coming to her show to be welcomed. Gomez ended her statement noting that she feels her generation is the most progressive and there will come a time that laws such as the transgender bathroom bill or HB2 will not be a consideration.
The Revival tour of Gomez is scheduled at North Carolina’s Time Warner Cable Arena this Tuesday.
Other stars who have spoken against the law are Ellen DeGeneres, Laverne Cox, and Billy Ray Cyrus. 98 Degrees, Maroon 5, Ringo Star, Bryan Adams, and Bruce Springsteen cancelled their show in the state.