Selena Gomez just explained why she decided not to cancel her North Carolina show
While some musicians — like Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas — have canceled performances in North Carolina due to HB2, Selena Gomez has decided she’s still performing there.
HB2 is more colloquially known as the “bathroom law,” and it prevents trans people from using the bathroom of the gender with which they identify.
“I am very fortunate to have grown up in a home where I learned from an early age that everyone should be treated equally,” Selena told E! News. “I went back and forth on whether I should cancel my concert in North Carolina and ultimately I think what is right for me is to move forward with my show and donate a portion of the proceeds to Equality North Carolina and their effort to defeat this act of discrimination.”
After huge names like Bruce Springsteen, Maroon 5, and 98 Degrees have canceled shows in North Carolina, we kind of think this idea is genius. We love that she’s not disappointing her North Carolina fans, while also fighting against the discriminatory court ruling. Selena also went so far as to make sure the bathrooms at the venue are gender neutral, so that all concert goers feel welcome.
“I feel like my generation is the most progressive one yet and believe there will be a day soon when laws like HB2 won’t even be a consideration,” Selena said to E! News.