Way to go! Maroon 5 just took a huge stand for LGBT rights, and fans are so happy. After the band cancelled its shows in of North Carolina in protest of the state’s new law, fans took to Twitter to celebrate the big news.
Adam Levine, 37, and his bandmates of Maroon 5 have cancelled all of their shows in the state of North Carolina in protest of the state’s discriminatory bill. Some fans may be a little bummed about their latest announcement, but many took to Twitter to celebrate the band’s heroic move. Click to see the tweets!
“Maroon 5 is doing the right thing in canceling their NC shows. If the state wants to enjoy modern culture, they need to get with the times,” one follower tweeted.
Many fans followed, expressing their support for the band’s decision. “Thank you
@maroon5 for lending your compassionate voice to a minority that has little power to advocate for themselves! #hb2 #transgender,” another user tweeted.
The celebration is coming hours after the official band Twitter account made the announcement. “We are announcing our cancellation of our Charlotte and Raleigh, NC shows,” it said. The “Moves Like Jagger” performers are standing up against the state’s controversial HB2 bill, also known as the “Bathroom Bill,” which forces transgender individuals to use the restrooms that correspond to their gender at birth. Amazing!
Some fans were disappointed to hear of the cancellation, but the band claims it was a decision they felt strongly about. “This was a difficult decision for us to make as a band” they said in a statement on their website. We don’t want to penalize our fans in North Carolina by not performing for them, but in the end it comes down to what we feel is morally right.”
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So the show won’t go on in NC, but Twitter has continued to sound off in celebration of the band. Maroon 5 now joins Nicki Jonas, 23, and Demi Lovato, 23, who have cancelled shows in opposition to HB2. Here are fans’ celebratory reactions:
Maroon 5 is doing the right thing in cancelling their NC shows. If the state wants to enjoy modern culture, they need to get with the times.
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) May 20, 2016
@maroon5 way to go guys i am right there with you thats a stooped and vary rong law to pass there are worse thing
— .andrea gorman (@andrea42662393) May 20, 2016
— Katelyn Ma (@Katelynrainne) May 20, 2016
— Loic B (@Loic_French) May 20, 2016
Maroon 5 canceled their concert in north Carolina because of the hb2 anti-lgbt+ law: YES YES YES I APPROVE THIS, U GO GUYS, JOIN THE CLUB
— jon snow nora (@qveerchester) May 20, 2016