Limousine liberal Bruce Springsteen has hit the jackpot in terms of free publicity by cancelling his Sunday concert in Greensboro NC, ostensibly out of protest over the state’s recently passed law preventing a transvestite invasion of women’s restrooms. The superstar rocker issued a statement decrying HB2 or as it is formally known the “Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act” giving the shaft to thousands of paying fans, many of them from the same working class that the Boss claims to champion. Springsteen’s statement called for his band to “show solidarity for those freedom fighters” which would seemingly include sex offenders, perverts and pederasts who would inevitably use the throwing open of restrooms to those of different gender to prowl for victims.
CNN reports that “Bruce Springsteen cancels North Carolina concert over ‘bathroom law’”:
Bruce Springsteen is the latest to shun North Carolina over its so-called “bathroom law.”
The legendary musician announced Friday that his upcoming show in Greensboro, North Carolina, has been canceled in “solidarity” with those protesting the measure.
Springsteen and his E Street Band were slated to perform at the Greensboro Coliseum this Sunday. The roughly 15,000 ticketholders will all be eligible for a refund.
The newly enacted law requires individuals to use bathrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificate, and has drawn fierce criticism for excluding legal protections from gay and transgender people.
“To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress,” Springsteen said in a statement.
“Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th,” Springsteen said.
“Some things are more important than a rock show,” he added, “and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them.”
Springsteen’s decision was applauded by Ellen DeGeneres and singer Nils Lofgren
It sucks for the people who shelled out big money to see the show and even if they will get their money refunded it’s a big hassle as well as a disgusting use of thousands who have become political pawns for those seeking to push a crushing enforced diversity. North Carolina Congressman Mark Walker called Springsteen a “bully” and blasted him for being a radical leftist who is like a child who “gets upset and says he’s going to take his ball and go home.” Longtime band member Steven Van Zandt – who is also famous for playing Tony Soprano’s sidekick Silvio Dante – threw in his two cents that “this evil and vile discrimination is starting to spread state to state. We better take a stand now.” While both Springsteen and Van Zandt apologized to the fans that they just dicked over it was really a crappy thing to do to folks who had nothing whatsoever to do with the controversial bill. I have always viewed holier than thou multi-millionaire celebrity social justice warriors with much skepticism because Jesus rode a donkey, he didn’t drive a Maserati.
There is no word yet as to whether there will be boycotts against Mr. Springsteen over this cynical ploy to score free publicity at the expense of fans.