On Friday, Bruce Springsteen announced he was cancelling his concert because of the draconian, discriminatory and unnecessary bathroom law recently passed in North Carolina. Good for him!
And also on Friday, some right wingers lost their minds over that cancellation.
On March 23 North Carolina’s general assembly passed a bill "barring transgender people from bathrooms and locker rooms that do not match the gender on their birth certificates." The New York Times editorial board slammed the legislation, writing that it "makes North Carolina [a] pioneer in bigotry," while regional editorial boards admonished the "recklessness and foolishness" of state officials rolling back nondiscrimination protections. On April 7, NBA analyst and TV personality Charles Barkley told CNN "the NBA should move the all-star game from Charlotte" due to the law.
Fox News host Todd Starnes lashed out at Springsteen on Twitter by pushing the conservative “bathroom predator” myth, claiming that Springsteen’s opposition to the anti-LGBT law meant Springsteen wanted “grown men to use the bathroom with little girls”:
Here's Fox News' LGBT hater Todd Starnes:
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) April 8, 2016
But Bruce Springsteen is a force to be reckoned with. Here's his tweet after issuing his statement:
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) April 8, 2016
According to reports, North Carolina will lose at least $100,000 in revenue as a result of the cancellation.