Major stars like Bruce Springsteen are refusing to play in North Carolina until the state’s anti-LGBT law is repealed. Is Justin Bieber the next to join the boycott and cancel his Greensboro show? HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE details!
Will the Biebs be just like The Boss? Bruce Springsteen, 66, cancelled a sold-out show in North Carolina after the state passed House Bill 2, a law criticized for legalizing discrimination against transgender people. Justin Bieber, 22, also has a show in North Carolina, but as HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned, Beliebers better hold onto their tickets.
Yes, Justin’s fans in the Tar Heel State can breathe a sigh of relief, because the show will likely go on! “With many people canceling their shows in North Carolina over the anti-LGBT law,” a source EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com, “it looks like when it comes to Justin that he will not be canceling his show.”
The Purpose Tour rolls through North Carolina on July 6, as Justin will bring his smooth voice and smoother moves the Greensboro Coliseum. There’s “still a chance” that Justin will join in the boycott, the source tells HollywoodLife.com, “but it is very unlikely!”
The Boss didn’t think twice about standing up against what he called “prejudice and bigotry.” After Governor Pat McCrory, 59, signed House Bill 2 into law, Bruce said “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.”
This whole mess started over bathrooms. The city of Charlotte passed a law that prohibited discrimination on gender identity or sexual orientation. Governor McCrory and his fellow Republicans didn’t like the idea of trans women using the ladies’ restroom, so they passed HB 2. This prompted a huge backlash from celebs like Caitlyn Jenner, 66, Melissa McCarthy, 45 and Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, 68.
If Justin decides to pull out of North Carolina, he would be in good company, though it would disappoint his fans. All the Beliebers in Cleveland will be happy to know that Justin’s concert will go on as planned. Biebs plays the same night a Cleveland Cavaliers game is scheduled in the Q arena, but a source EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com that the NBA will tell LeBron James, 31, to take a hike and let Justin play!
Do you think Justin should pull out of his North Carolina concert, HollywoodLifers?