Broadway Star Audra McDonald Goes Off on Indiana Governor Over Anti-LGBT Law

“Maybe I should fire my gay band members just to be on the safe side,” McDonald tweets indignantly

Last Updated: March 27, 2015 @ 5:45 AM

The brushback against an Indiana law that critics and celebrities argue will allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers continued Thursday as Broadway star Broadway star Audra McDonald went on a Twitter tirade against Governor Mike Pence.

On Thursday, Indiana passed a religious freedom bill that offers protections to individuals and businesses. Critics say critics say the bill is a license for businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers based on religious objections.

“This bill is not about discrimination,” Pence said. “If I thought it legalized discrimination I would have vetoed it.”

As TheWrap reported, Hollywood is up in arms over the law: “You’re an asshole @govpenceIN,” Miley Cyrus posted on Instagram. “A sad day for all in #INDIANA,” Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black tweeted.

McDonald, whose band has gay members, asked Pence what they are supposed to do upon entering Indiana for a performance.

McDonald then previewed who she’ll be supporting in the 2016 campaign.

The controversy over the law will surely impact Governor Pence, who’s rumored to be a presidential candidate.


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