Charlotte, N.C. — The Blue Man Group is the latest entertainment act to join a growing number of artists canceling North Carolina performances in protest of House Bill 2.
The Blue Man Group announced on their website that they would be canceling a June 17-19 engagement at the Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in opposition to the legislation that requires people to use public bathrooms that match their birth gender, excludes gay and transgender people from discrimination protections and bars cities and counties from extending such protections to them.
“At the heart of every Blue Man Group performance is a joyful celebration of all human kind- including our commonalities and our differences. We value every individual’s right to live a dignified, vibrant life in full color,” said a statement from the group. “As such, we are joining the growing list of entertainment professionals in protest of North Carolina’s HB2 law by canceling our upcoming tour performance in Charlotte.”
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