Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) spoke out against Bruce Springsteen’s decision to boycott North Carolina over its anti-LGBT law, calling the rock icon a “bully” and suggesting that his fans should flock to go see Justin Bieber instead.
Via the Hollywood Reporter
“It’s disappointing he’s not following through on his commitments. We’ve got other artists coming soon — Def Leppard, Justin Bieber. I’ve never been a Bieber fan, but I might have to go. Maybe artists who weren’t ‘born to run’ deserve a little bit more support. Bruce is known to be on the radical left, and he’s got every right to be so, but I consider this a bully tactic. It’s like when a kid gets upset and says he’s going to take his ball and go home.”
“I choose to stand with our sheriffs, who support this bill, which doesn’t target the LGBTQ community; it targets imposters. It’s a little crazy to think sexual predators wouldn’t be devious enough to pull something off if they were free to go into any bathroom they want…I would just like to intellectually explain to Bruce Springsteen the safety aspect of this bill, which is about four pages long. Sometimes people only hear one side of the story.”
A clueless bigoted bully calling someone else a bully.
Back2Stonewall.com has reached out to both Def Leopard, Justin Bieber and all other musical artists who will be performing in North Carolina over the next few months asking then to stand with the LGBT Community and follow Bruce Springsteen’s example and cancel their upcoming concerts in solidarity.
We ask that you all take 5 minutes and do the same.