Bruce Springsteen is continuing to speak out against North Carolina’s so-called “bathroom law”: during his concert in Detroit, the rocker suggested that if Michigan were to pass such legislation, he would never come back.
“We hope the bill doesn’t pass, ’cause we love playing in Michigan,” Springsteen said, according to the Detroit Free Press. “So keep your heads up.”
His statements presumably came in response to remarks made by Michigan Sen. Tom Casperson, who said he wanted legislation to bar the state’s K-12 students from using bathrooms that didn’t match the sex stated on their birth certificates.
Last week, Springsteen canceled his Greensboro, North Carolina show after the state passed HB2, officially known as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act.
The law “dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use,” Springsteen said in a statement released on his official website Friday. “Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their rights are violated in the workplace.
“Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them,” Springsteen said.
Earlier last week, Hulu pulled production of its pilot “Crushed” from North Carolina in the wake of the legislation. Ringo Starr also canceled his performance in North Carolina in protest, while Bryan Adams canceled his Mississippi concert over a similar bill.