North Carolina’s controversial Anti-LGBT Law has received backlash, while many choose to boycott the state. Several major corporations have signed a petition insisting North Carolina overturn the bill. While, the NBA has decided to keep the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte despite disapproval, Cirque Du Soleil has cancelled all scheduled performances in the state to protest the law.

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According to Deadline, Cirque joins an expanding list of entertainers canceling shows in the state, including Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr.



“Cirque du Soleil believes in equality for all. It is a principle that guides us with both our employees and our customers. We behave as change agents to reach our ultimate goal of making a better world with our actions and our productions” read a statement provided by Deadline. “We sincerely hope that the customers that have purchased tickets for our performances in North Carolina will understand our motivation and we look forward to performing in North Carolina when this issue is address.”


Ticket purchases will be reimbursed.


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