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Billy Ray Cyrus Inserts Himself Into Anti-Gay Laws Protest: ‘We Can’t Mess This Up’

Mississippi and North Carolina are screwing with this man’s achy breaky heart

First Bruce Springsteen, then Bryan Adams, and now Billy Ray Cyrus is using his fame to take a stand against bigotry.

The country singer, actor and dad of Miley Cyrus has taken a stance against the anti-LGBT laws either being debated or passed by lawmakers in states including Georgia, North Carolina, and Mississippi. First, it was Hollywood who pressured the Georgia brass to veto a discriminatory law — now musicians are taking over the cause in other states.

Last week, Springsteen canceled a concert in North Carolina; this week, the “Summer of 69” singer shuttered a show in Mississippi. Now, Billy Ray has brought the fight to Facebook.

On the massive social media platform, the “Achy Breaky Heart” singer stated that “everyone should be treated equal.”

“We’ve come too far; we can’t mess this up,” he concluded.

Here’s Billy Ray‘s full remarks:

I would feel negligent to not speak up. In light of my good friend, Bryan Adams, taking a stand and my daughter having been on the ground floor of this movement, this issue is very important to me. As a friend and dad… I’ve witnessed this fight from the very beginning. I think everyone should be treated equal. We’ve come too far; we can’t mess this up.